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The Weeping Song

This song is by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and appears on the album The Good Son (1990) and on the live album Live Seeds (1993).


Go Son, go down to the water
And see the women weeping there
Then go up into the mountains
The men, they are weeping too

"Father, why are all the women weeping"
They are all weeping for their men
"Then why are all the men there weeping"
They are weeping back at them

This is a weeping song
A song in which to weep
While all the men and women sleep
This is a weeping song
But I won't be weeping long

"Father, why are all the children weeping"
O they are merely crying, Son
"O are they merely crying, Father"
Yes, true weeping is yet to come

This is a weeping song
A song in which to weep
While all the little children sleep
This is a weeping song
But I won't be weeping long

"O Father, tell me are you weeping
Your face, it seems wet to touch
O then I'm so sorry, Father
I never thought I hurt you so much"

This is a weeping song
A song in which to weep
While we rock ourselves to sleep
This is a weeping song
But I won't be weeping long
No, I won't be weeping long
No, I won't be weeping long
No, I won't be weeping long

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Nick Cave

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