Hey little momo
Light as a rainbow,
Heavy as an asteroid
Crashed in the bathtub

Yeah, sitting in the bathtub
Hair full of her fingers
Hair full of her fingers

Yeah, sitting in the bathtub
Says, "I'm scared and lonely"
Sweet little momo says,
"I'm scared and lonely"

Here come the wolfman
Hey little momo
Saying, "hey little momo"
Saying, "hey little momo"
Sitting in the bathtub

My heathen child
She's a heathen child
Yeah, she's a heathen child
Yeah, she's a real wild child

She got a little powder
She got a little gun
She got a little poison
Got a little gun
Sitting in the bathtub
Sucking her thumb

Says, "I don't care about Buddha
[Don't] care about Krishna
Don't care about Allah
Don't care about anything"
Just sitting in the bathtub,
Sucking her thumb...

Cuz, she's a heathen child
Yeah, she's a heathen child
Now, she's a heathen child

Yeah, she's a real wild child

[yeah... yeah, come on baby]

Oh, poor little momo
Yeah, paddled and rowed (?)
She's got a little powder
Got a little gun
Sitting in the bathtub
Having some fun

She was raised by beasts
and grabbed by vultures
Oh, here come the wolfman
The abominable snowman
Got a little poison
Got a little gun
Sitting in her bathtub
Waiting for the wolfman to come

You think your great big husband will protect you, you are wrong
You think your little wife will protect you, you are wrong
You think your children will protect you, you are wrong
You think your government will protect you, you are wrong

She don't care about Allah
She is the Allah
Don't care about Buddha
She is the Buddha

Coz, she's a heathen child
Yeah, she's a heathen child
She's a heathen child
She's a heathen child

[Yeah, someone left the bathtub running
someone left the bathtub running]


Lyrics submitted by Juanjo25

Heathen Child song meanings
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  • +4
    General CommentNICK CAVE LASER VISION
    TheVeganLoseron September 26, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionThe lyric you're unsure of
    is "Yeah papped and monroed"
    Assahiyaon September 21, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen you don't believe in a God, like Nick (aka "the abominable snowman" aka "the wolfman)," or like the babe in the bathtub ("the heathen child"), then SEX becomes your God, and fuck everything else (husbands, wives, children, government), it's time to leave the bathtub running and get it on.

    You become each others' Gods: nothing else matters.

    My favourite Grinderman song! So primal. :)
    yhtrownuon September 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCorrection:

    "Hey little Moo Moo
    Light as a Rainbow
    Happy as an asteroid"

    Later:
    "Photographed by vultures"
    greentomon October 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics for sure are "papped and Monroed". "Papped" means to have your picture taken by the paparazzi without your permission. "Monroed" is to be effected by fame in a Marilyn Monroe manner.
    Skitrow8on October 04, 2015   Link

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