Come over here, babe
It ain't that bad
I don't claim to understand
The troubles that you've had
But the dogs you say they fed you to
Lay their muzzles in your lap
And the lions that they led you to
Lie down and take a nap
The ones you fear are wind and air
And I love you without measure
It seems we can be happy now
Be it better late than never

Sweetheart, come
Sweetheart, come
Sweetheart, come
Sweetheart, come to me

The burdens that you carry now
Are not of your creation
So let's not weep for their evil deeds
But for their lack of imagination
Today's the time for courage, babe
Tomorrow can be for forgiving
And if he touches you again with his stupid hands
His life won't be worth living

Sweetheart, come
Sweetheart, come
Sweetheart, come
Sweetheart, come to me

Walk with me now under the stars
For it's a clear and easy pleasure
And be happy in my company
For I love you without measure
Walk with me now under the stars
It's a safe and easy pleasure
It seems we can be happy now
It's late but it ain't never
It's late but it ain't never
It's late but it ain't never


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  • +2
    General CommentI actually also agree that "No more shall we part" is Cave's best album. it is my personal favorite anyway.
    It is not as violent or "juvenile" as some of the earlier cave and the piano+violin parts throughout the album are sublime.
    Of course that is not to say the rest of Cave & the seeds' work isn't incredible by it's one right.
    It's just that NMSWP is that good!
    FlyingToasteron April 25, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe second time the chorus plays, and the female backing vocals come on; chills down my spine. This whole album is Cave's best. But it was one of the few times that Cave, Ellis, and Bargeld were together.
    Stray Caton August 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe second time the chorus plays, and the female backing vocals come on; chills down my spine. This whole album is Cave's best. But it was one of the few times that Cave, Ellis, and Bargeld were together.
    Stray Caton August 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit is a great album but is nowhere near Nick's best!
    russycarpson April 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of the most beautiful love songs that Nick has ever written. When I listen to it, I picture him and his wife walking outside together one evening soon after they've fallen in love, and him just reassuring her that, even though she's been treated badly by the other men in her life -- and he's probably had some disappointing relationships of his own -- he loves her and now that they've found each other, they can finally be happy. "It's late but it ain't never." That's pretty much all I think it's about. It's so bittersweet.

    I especially love these lines: "The ones you fear are wind and air," and "The burdens that you carry now are not of your creation. So let's not weep for their evil deeds but for their lack of imagination." Simply brilliant.
    emotionalwenchon June 03, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI could only wish that someday I could meet with mr. cave and ask him everything about his lyrics...
    is it about a girl who was abused? or maybe about his drug addiction?
    Mettaflareon November 23, 2009   Link

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