"From Her to Eternity" as written by and Stuart Adamson ...
Ah want to tell ya 'bout a girl
You know, she lives in room 29
Why, why, that's the one right up top a mine
Ah start to cry, Ah start to cry

O Ah hear her walkin'
Walkin' barefoot cross the floor-boards
All through this lonesome night
Ah hear her crying too.
Hot-tears come splashin on down
Leaking through the cracks,
Down upon my face, Ah catch'em in my mouth!
Ah catch'em in my mouth!
Ah catch'em in my mouth!
Walk'n'cry Walk'n'cry-why!

From her to eternity!
From her to eternity!
From her to eternity!

Ah read her diary on her sheets
Scrutinizin' every lil bit of dirt
Tore out a page'n'stufft it inside my shirt
Fled out of the window,
And shinning it down the vine
Out of her night-mare, and back into mine
Mine! O Mine!

From her to eternity!
From her to eternity!
From her to eternity!
Cry! Cry! CRY!

She's wearing them bloo-stockens, ah bet!
And standin' like this with my ear to the ceiling
Listen, Ah know it must sound absurd
But Ah can hear the most melancholy sound
Ah ever heard!
Walk'n'cry! Kneel'n'cry-why!

From her to eternity!
From her to eternity!

O tell me why? O tell me why?
Oh Why? Why? Why?
O tell me why and don't tell me a lie!
Why the ceiling still shakes? Shakes! Shakes! Shakes!
Why the fixtures turn to serpents and snakes?

This desire to possess her is a wound
And its nagging at me like a shrew
But, Ah know, that to possess her
Is, therefore, not to desire her.

O o o then ya know, that lil girl would just have to go!
Go! Go-o-o! From her to eternity!

From her to eternity! [Repeats]


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"From Her to Eternity" as written by Stuart Adamson

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  • +2
    General Commentbut, I know that to possess her
    is, therefore, not to desire her
    ooo, then you know
    that lil girl would just have to go
    go, go
    - this kills me but it seems to be true
    shadowplayon September 26, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentcheck this song performed in the Wim Wender's movie The Wings of Desire (1989?), Excelent!
    joaoBon August 12, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe lyrics are so powerful, especially the part "but I know that to possess her...".
    the whole song reminds of BOB from Twin Peaks and Laura Palmer, how he went up her window, tore her diary ... bizarre
    Scrabble_Lifeon January 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is the greatest song(lyrics&music)ever.Full of adrenaline,so tense.
    marthveronon August 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuch an intense exciting song.
    Prisoner.I.Wason March 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commentcan sombody help me whis the meaning of this song?
    hipitipion May 02, 2012   Link
  • -3
    General CommentWhen I first listened to this song, i really thought it was by Nine Inch Nails... It was quite a surprise when I realized that this was Nick Cave's voice...
    sliver18on August 03, 2006   Link

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