His lyrics deal with passion on the edge, and are peopled with mad bayou preachers, black-hearted lovers and killers. His language is rich, poetic, apocalyptic (Guardian
Richly poetic creations which live a second life on the page ... Essential reading (Vox
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The lyrics of Nick Cave are some of the most admired work in contemporary music. This book includes all the lyrics recorded with his two bands, The Birthday Party and The Bad Seeds, up to and including the new album released in April 2001.