Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Nature Boy Lyrics




I was just a boy when I sat down
To watch the news on TV
I saw some ordinary slaughter
I saw some routine atrocity
My father said, don't look away
You got to be strong, you got to be bold, now
He said, that in the end it is beauty
That is going to save the world, now

And she moves among the sparrows
And she floats upon the breeze
She moves among the flowers
She moves something deep inside of me

I was walking around the flower show like a leper
Coming down with some kind of nervous hysteria
When I saw you standing there, green eyes, black hair
Up against the pink and purple wisteria
You said, hey, nature boy, are you looking at me
With some unrighteous intention?
My knees went weak,
I couldn't speak, I was having thoughts
That were not in my best interests to mention

And she moves among the flowers
And she floats upon the smoke
She moves among the shadows
She moves me with just one little look

You took me back to your place
And dressed me up in a deep sea diver's suit
You played the patriot, you raised the flag
And I stood at full salute
Later on we smoked a pipe that struck me dumb
And made it impossible to speak
As you closed in, in slow motion,
Quoting Sappho, in the original Greek

She moves among the shadows
She floats upon the breeze
She moves among the candles
And we moved through the days
and through the years

Years passed by, we were walking by the sea
Half delirious
You smiled at me and said, Babe
I think this thing is getting kind of serious
You pointed at something and said
Have you ever seen such a beautiful thing?
It was then that I broke down
It was then that you lifted me up again

She moves among the sparrows
And she walks across the sea
She moves among the flowers
And she moves something deep inside of me

She moves among the sparrows
And she floats upon the breeze
She moves among the flowers
And she moves right up close to me





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  1. Bad boy of comedy

    One of my favourites of them

  2. Nico

    Perfection.

  3. Solla Sollew

    He drinks a cup of velvet each morning for breakfast

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  5. Sabine Klapdohr

    I love Nick and the Bad seeds not least because of their hilarious sense of humour. The mischievous glances that Thomas Wydler (the drummer) throws at the camera :-D

  6. jpgr69

    Downvoted because it omitted the last beautiful lyric

  7. domenico masci

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  8. Tintoycar

    Am I the first to say this is one great song????

  9. MrAlbatros2

    Wow, what a beautiful song. I've just heard it for the first time on Radio Rijeka (Croatia).

  10. Harder Way

    I was just a boy when I sat down to watch some shit on TV; I was maybe 14, saw this video, this charming man in tight brown suit dancing among yellow flowers blosoming, and it changed my point of view, my perspective, way, life... Everything. One of those moments that last for life, but only for few minutes, which makes life turning in a single beautiful moment. Thank you for that.

  11. Marcio pinto Magalhaes

    Amazinh nic

  12. Jasmine Hammond

    The way he bounced back from the atrocity that was Nocturama was astonishing

  13. Dustin's Bedroom

    Weird seeing nick between his iconic hair styles. Easy to forget this happened for a while till he got his hair now. Either way, nick has always had a striking and intriguing presence on stage, in photos, in videos and everything else. No other guy like him. Such a wonderful band.

  14. Jasmine Hammond

    Sigh, my dad thinks he can’t sing

  15. Joe M.

    This song + magic mushrooms + a walk through the forest or by the ocean would be a 10/10 experience

  16. NOOGIE 420

    What hasn't been said, I love my dad and mom. She made me weak. Sometimes everything is 1-1 , other times it's 2×3, but it all works out in the end.

  17. Annie Pember

    I play it loud - i dance around the kitchen by myself - it inspires me - is that not what music is for - thank you Nick Cave

  18. MsFalseface

    one of his best, without a doubt

  19. Potato Boy

    he looks like Saul Goodman here lol

  20. sue knibbs

    so cool

  21. sue knibbs

    everything this aussie does is awesum

  22. Citizen X

    Stumbling across this song at the end of a rabbit hole = winning

  23. Michel Buijs

    It is not just a female figure who closes in, in slow motion, quoting Sappho, in the original Greek – it is all about Sappho's poetry (see my article ‘Aeneas nu. De oudheid in de popmuziek’, Lampas 46.4, 2013, 382-399)...

    Michel Buijs

    It is actually, I think, about an encounter with Aphrodite herself ('In the end it is beauty that is going to save the world, now')...

    Dan of Xymox

    @Michel Buijs zzzz who cares what you think?

  24. Farha Buh

    Anyone else scrolling through the comments section can agree on one thing...

    Goddamnit, Sonni

  25. J Robert Oppenheimer

    I was saying things that were not in my best interest to mention.

  26. Johnny Trash

    I bought my degree in Greek archaic art from Melbourne University....nice.

  27. Sergekow

    Крута

  28. Rob Howes

    Who else could wear a brown suit and look uber cool.

    Bad boy of comedy

    I think everyone looks cool in brown suit

  29. Jamie Holmes

    Is that Warren on the es335 I see there?

    Harry Psihoyios

    Jamie Holmes Yes, he is!

    henrylicious

    It's weird to see him not play a children's guitar. Lol

  30. El Jose

    He looks like Jacksfilms

  31. Gloria Galli

    My Lord..i love this song so much!!

    Sandro Petrozzi

    Anche io la trovo molto bella !

    Gloria Galli

    Sandro Petrozzi grazie!!🌸

  32. Zbyněk Vičar

    perfect

  33. Ellen Malmin

    To me, this song is just brilliant.
    I don’t know so much about Nick Cave yet, but to be able to make such a song he must be a composers and musical savant.
    Also like:
    Nature boy, Stagger Lee, Henry Lee, Fifteen Feet Of Pure White pure Snow, Do you love me, Jubilee Street, The weeping song and Where the wild Roses Grow.

    Robert Damned

    My Favorite is "Breathless" So Good man! Best Song of Nick ... Must Listen!

    Joel

    "He must be some kind of composer"

    If you haven't already done so, you should listen to the soundtrack to "The Proposition" and "the assassination of Jesse james..."

    Nick cave worked on both of those. They are my two personal favorites of his.

    Andrew McDonnell

    You also may like Cockney Rebel by Steve Harley.

    Mac Rowe

    Try red right hand

    Kitten Lyric

    the last verse is left off of the video tho :(

  34. Nella Crosiglia

    per Francesco

  35. alphaboyzitaly

    fantasticooooo!!! hahahahahah

  36. Cucho Peñaloza

    Nick went out of the cave to make a great melody song ...

  37. Mark Hower

    Wisteria 😍

    adventuresinbelieving

    ...pink and purple Wisteria at that. pops only wisty ref???

  38. Randomepical peoplz

    beautiful

  39. Matt Stringer

    i love the 'green eyes, black hair reference to the boatmans call

    thegorn68

    Which is, if I'm not mistaken, a reference to PJ Harvey when they were together?

    Izabella VanRyn

    His wife has green eyes, black hair, and likes to garden. It could be about her I think.

  40. Vladimir Zubkov

    lyrics/NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS LYRICS

    "Nature Boy"

    I was just a boy when I sat down
    To watch the news on TV
    I saw some ordinary slaughter
    I saw some routine atrocity
    My father said, don't look away
    You got to be strong, you got to be bold, now
    He said, that in the end it is beauty
    That is going to save the world, now

    And she moves among the sparrows
    And she floats upon the breeze
    She moves among the flowers
    She moves something deep inside of me

    I was walking around the flower show like a leper
    Coming down with some kind of nervous hysteria
    When I saw you standing there, green eyes, black hair
    Up against the pink and purple wisteria
    You said, hey, nature boy, are you looking at me
    With some unrighteous intention?
    My knees went weak,
    I couldn't speak, I was having thoughts
    That were not in my best interests to mention

    And she moves among the flowers
    And she floats upon the smoke
    She moves among the shadows
    She moves me with just one little look

    You took me back to your place
    And dressed me up in a deep sea diver's suit
    You played the patriot, you raised the flag
    And I stood at full salute
    Later on we smoked a pipe that struck me dumb
    And made it impossible to speak
    As you closed in, in slow motion,
    Quoting Sappho, in the original Greek

    She moves among the shadows
    She floats upon the breeze
    She moves among the candles
    And we moved through the days
    and through the years

    Years passed by, we were walking by the sea
    Half delirious
    You smiled at me and said, Babe
    I think this thing is getting kind of serious
    You pointed at something and said
    Have you ever seen such a beautiful thing?
    It was then that I broke down
    It was then that you lifted me up again

    She moves among the sparrows
    And she walks across the sea
    She moves among the flowers
    And she moves something deep inside of me

    She moves among the sparrows
    And she floats upon the breeze
    She moves among the flowers
    And she moves right up close to me

  41. Sadsharks

    Nick Cave with short hair? Blasphemy

    Ann A

    Noo he is beautiful like a boy... ;-))

  42. POC KOCMOC

    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds -
    "Nature Boy"

  43. FrostedFen

    Great..great love song ...but tongue in cheek...seems coquettishly casual but you must read deeper!!

    robert shelton

    FrostedFen thats why its fucking brilliant

  44. missmyvinny

    great lyrics ; )

  45. Stacy Lomman

    Kick-ass song!  But, sad today ... RIP Arthur Cave.

    Kitten Lyric

    @Stacy Lomman yw ! I cried when I saw them on the sofa towards the end. so sad. 

    Sonni Quick

    A composer's and musical savant? Savant? Do you know the meaning of the word? Exactly what, about this song indicates he is a savant? I'm shaking my head at your description. It's just a song. It's okay but definitely not genius level, oror the whole world would be bowing before him. What, not even a Grammy nomination for his genius?

    Stacy Lomman

    @Sonni Quick who are you even addressing this to? What description? I merely said this was a kick-ass song. You're clearly a weird, bitter individual as I see you posting negative comments all over the place, for no reason. And btw, Milli Vanilli won a Grammy so it's obviously not a recognition of genius! Go troll somewhere else, loser.

    Sonni Quick

    +Stacy Lomman my comment wasn't supposed to post under you, so my apologies for that. But - I suppose the definition for tell is anyone who doesn't agree with everyone? I've been taking crap for a post I made a couple years ago. As someone who teaches music I think I have a pretty good idea of what is simply ok and what is kick ass. But apparently there are a lot of infantile people who call people stupid names for disagreeing. It's okay for people to have different tastes in music and I'm sure there is music you don't like as well. But I have given back to each one who has left a stupid remark to me. I've gone back and listening to a lot of his stuff just to try and figure out his appeal. To me there is nothing that puts him is the wow category. I'd never pay to see him and I'd never but his music. Apparently saying this is a gave offense. And when I read a comment like "He's turning in Neil Diamond" it's not only an insult to Neil Diamond, it's laughable. Like him all you want. Moon over him. Think he's a music god if you want. I've asked many people if they've ever heard of him because of the worship everyone here has. I haven't found one person who has heard of him or his music so his niche is small. Like him if you want, but if people are going to insult me because I don't, I'm going to answer back. It gives me a good laugh.

    illek hctir

    Were you one of those 2 people who taught music AND attended Trump University? now that's what I call a savant.

  46. Sarah McCaughey

    Ja, ja. Das icht gut.

  47. elena mazzantini

    missing the last verses....... :(

  48. Samantha S

    Not the whole song.... last verse was cut out.  :-/

  49. missmyvinny

    Strangely cool as usual...

  50. Paddy Grant

    As pants a video as it is, still a top 3 NCAB track!

  51. Phantom Pain

    Great Artist,perfect song.

  52. Briana B

    Agreed, Foxtrot Hotel. Anyone who has been a fan of Nick Cave for more than a minute knows that he loves to mix it up. While he often leans toward the morose, there is no one staid "Nick Cave sound". (I'm talkin' bout "Witness Song" or "Hard on for Love"; pretty catchy, Nick.)

  53. trufflehund

    "its beauty that's going to save the world now!"

    andy s

    This line may save the world and humanity

  54. Ísabella Björk Bjarkadóttir

    love love this song!

  55. Ísabella Björk Bjarkadóttir

    love love this song!

  56. KingInk

    so warren actually has a face! where the f**k are mick, thomas, martyn and blixa?

  57. Diego Salas Arce

    Hahaha Warren Ellis looks so cool with sun glasses and his guitar! lml

  58. Ísabella Björk Bjarkadóttir

    Love it so:)

  59. FatalOx

    Reminds me of The National.

  60. phenethylaminedreams

    100% agree. And I was a Neubauten fan before I got into Nick Cave.

  61. Ísabella Björk Bjarkadóttir

    Ekkert nema dásemd.........................

  62. jo baby

    I would love to hear him do a version of the proper Nature Boy. It's about him and boys like him. Perfect.

  63. KDCELTIC1

    This song to me at this moment in time...is what Jim H. would of sang to me had we got married...its a little like "i wanna be Kate" by Ben Folds Five (for me not in verse)....yup thats right I am Kate.......and I like to be among the flowers....this song is alot like the 80's type tunes.... but you still have Nicks voice and lyrics.....for me...I enjoy the catchy tune...its a little like a cheesy love song....

  64. Elias Arce

    It's funny that these are the members of Grinderman it's like a premonition!

    Tim Davis

    Check out birthday party

  65. feewebb

    I wish it was a more literal video like a 70s Flick Colby dance routine...

    Tim Davis

    Check out birthday party

  66. monicatheperson

    Why can't we see some of the videos on this channel in the U.S.? :(

    I cannot wait to see them live!!!

  67. LaSexta Porta

    All the fucking band is great! And I love this song.

  68. Tim Merlau

    Soooo glad this wasn't a Nat King Cole cover

  69. Jack Butcher

    It's a love letter to the mother of his children, Susie Bick, the model.

  70. hannahbanana

    I love Nick Cave, he writes songs about girls with green eyes and black hair. :)

  71. marplusmar

    @NoDataNoFuture
    That was Nick back in 2004. If you think he's grown out of it, check out his latest project, Grinderman. Pure energy.

  72. Quis Custodiet ipsos Custodes?

    Nick Cave is THE most awesome fellow. :)

  73. XrysaFd

    @lottoguy54 "Nature boy" is a song blah blah,what you say, all correct, but this is not a version of that song.

  74. nick rubio

    Nature Boy" is a song by eden ahbez, published in 1947. The song tells a fantasy of a "strange enchanted boy... who wandered very far" only to learn that "the greatest thing... was just to love and be loved in return". Nat King Cole's 1948 recording of the song was a major hit and "Nature Boy" has since become a pop and jazz standard, with dozens of major artists interpreting the song. This is a great version!!!!!!

  75. Foxtrot Hotel

    @LulaAndLuna

    Ah I know, he just totally looks like a younger Howard Marks in this video.

    James Hartley

    Foxtrot Hotel I was thinking Neil Diamond.

  76. Isabel Verhulst

    @RootsinBrooklyn
    ALL OF TIME

  77. Luke Streitberg

    What a tops song! Good work to everyone, pats on backs all around :)

  78. CreativedotMedia

    just 46000 views...shows how stupid the world is...

  79. LulaAndLuna

    @trollfinger Jim Sclavunos :0)

  80. keki gonzalez

    what a song!!!! is perfect!!!!

  81. Quis Custodiet ipsos Custodes?

    Don't like this ..? Then suck my socks.
    I could listen to this fella reading the phone book.

    Kevin Todd

    Even a bible

  82. Maaike Siegerist

    Brilliant!

  83. Isabella C

    fuckin' selena gomez..

  84. rumbaby999

    Outstanding band had a chat with him in glasgow nice guy.

  85. Bunny Lebowski

    Well, duh! I like him! And the other 3 guys too!
    But what is this "Thicker lookin hair" crap that I hear first?

  86. MrEroticWalrus

    Booo at single person who disliked, cmon lol.

  87. Rebecca Rotzell

    A beautiful Brilliant song.

  88. Darla Krebs

    seems Nick's been possessed by Neil Diamond? almost seems deliberate tho', like an inside joke or something.

  89. Tyson Bicklesworth

    This is fucking awful. Hackneyed chord progressions and shit poetry. It's all so easy.

  90. ShizuokaDolphin

    No dislikes. Because it's un-dislikeable. :)

  91. Isabel Verhulst

    This is my favourite song of all time.

  92. Foxtrot Hotel

    I know some Nick Cave fans who dislike this song, I don't understand their opinion of "it doesn't sound like Nick Cave" But it does, because it is

  93. El ze bob

    I just came to my pc to search the word 'disimagined' as I suspected it's a Nick Cave made up word (as I'm reading The Death of Bunny Monroe). But I make up words too so it's ok. Top tune this.

  94. Foxtrot Hotel

    It looks like Howard Marks playing drums.

  95. Chauncey Baker

    I love Nick Cave; This has a very David Bowie/Beatles feel to it. I love it, and his vocals here.