Celebrating 20 Years of Murder Ballads

Trust your mistress…

She leaned herself against a fence

Just for a kiss or two

And with a little pen-knife held in her hand

She plugged him through and through

Henry Lee – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds


Trust your first love…

On the last day I took her where the wild roses grow

And she lay on the bank, the wind light as a thief

And I kissed her goodbye, said,

“All beauty must die”

And lent down and planted a rose between her teeth

Where the Wild Roses Grow – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds


Trust your neighbour…

I’ve lived in this town for thirty years

And to no-one I am a stranger

And I put new bullets in my gun

Chamber upon chamber

O’Malley’s Bar – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds


Trust yourself…

Barkeep said, “Yeah, I’ve heard your name down the way

And I kick motherfucking asses like you every day”

Mr Stagger Lee

Well those were the last words that the barkeep said

‘Cause Stag put four holes in his motherfucking head

Stagger Lee – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

via Daily Prompt: Trust

 

 

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