One morn I awakened
A new sun was shining
The sky was a Kingdom
All covered in blood
The moon and the stars
Where the troops that lay conquered
Like fruit left to wither
Poor spiritual food

And the spears of bright sun
All brave with it conquest
Did hover unearthly
In banners of fire
I kneit in the garden
Awash with the dawning
And a voice came so brightly
I covered my eyes

Thank you for giving
This bright new morning
So steeped seemed the evening
In darkness and blood
There'll be no sadness
There'll be no sorrow
There'll be no road too narrow
There'll be a new day
And it's today
For us

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    General CommentA very optimistic song with self-expanatory lyrics. Nick Cave sees the arrival of a beautiful new morning as a symbol of brighter things to come in his life.
    madmanmunton May 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBut there's also the recognition that entering the light entails some terrible sacrifice. It seems he views the new dawn as inevitable and ultimately beneficial but still with a sense of melancholy.
    mackkaon September 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBasically a sort of hymn or benediction. The music itself mimics an Afro-American spiritual. But, of course, with that unique Bad Seeds touch...
    telegramsam17on May 26, 2011   Link

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