"From Her to Eternity" as written by and Stuart Adamson ...
Ah wanna tell ya 'bout a girl
You know, she lives in room 29
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 thru this lonesome night
Ah hear her crying too.
Hot-tears come splashin on down
Leaking thru 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!

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 outa the window,
And shinning it down the vine
Outa 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-y!

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!

Lyrics submitted by delial, edited by Mellow_Harsher

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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
  • +2
    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
  • +1
    General Commentcheck this song performed in the Wim Wender's movie The Wings of Desire (1989?), Excelent!
    joaoBon August 12, 2007   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
  • -2
    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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