Come in, babe
Across these purple fields
The sun has sunk behind you
Across these purple fields
That idiot-boy in the corner
Is speaking deviated truths
Come on, admit it, babe
It's a wonderful life
If you can find it
If you can find it
If you can find it
It's a wonderful life that you bring
Ooh it's a wonderful thing

Speak our secret into your hands
And hold it in between
Plunge your hands into the water
And drown it in the sea
There will be nothing between us, baby
But the air that we breathe
Don't cry
It's a wonderful, wonderful life
If you can find it
If you can find it
If you can find it
It's a wonderful life that you bring
It's a wonderful, wonderful thing

We can build our dungeons in the air
And sit and cry the blues
We can stomp across this world
With nails hammered through our shoes
We can join that troubled chorus
Who criticise and accuse
It don't matter much, no
We got nothing much to lose
But this wonderful life
If you can find it
And when you find it
And when you find it
It's a wonderful life that you bring
It's a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful thing

Sometimes our secrets are all we've got
With our lives we must defend
Sometimes the air between us, babe
Is unbearably thin
Sometimes it's wise to lay down your gloves
And just give in
Come in, come in
Come in, come in
To this wonderful life
If you can find it
And if you find it
It's a wonderful life that you bring
It's a wonderful, wonderful thing
It's a wonderful life
It's a wonderful life


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  • +1
    My InterpretationWhat has always strucken me with this song, is the strange difference between the dark music, some dark aspects of the lyrics, but the overall, well, outcome of the story. The protagonist seems to be some sort of romantic guy, let's say: dark romantic guy, who has found this one special woman. She is a bit of sceptic. She is with him, she could love him, but we don't really know. So the protagonist tries a litte bit to convince her. Yet he's uncertain and a bit anxious if their love will hold.
    This motive is quite common in Nick Cave's songs. What's so special in this particular in this tense situation is that the protagonist really believes in love and that you can find it in this world, in this life. Love is not some metaphysical concept, but something which people can build for themselves. They have the ability to make each other happy (like in that old Harry Nilsson song ;)). It's hard, but it can work.

    One of the best songs on that album, which heavily underrated, by the way. There are better albums, of course, but you know that these folks don't have made one bad album. Some good tunes on this.
    Dohleon April 19, 2014   Link
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    General Commentohgod. this song makes me want to cry.
    aestheticfrenzyon February 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is majestic. The best on Nocturama album. Hail to Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.
    Painbeareron April 04, 2009   Link

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