SORROW'S CHILD
Nick Cave

Sorrow’s child sits by the river
Sorrow’s child hears not water
And just when it seems as though
You’ve go the strength enough to stand
Sorrow’s child

Sorrow’s child, all weak and strange
Stands waiting at your hand
Sorrow’s child steps by the river
Sorrow’s child, you follow after
Sorrow’s child wades in deeper
Sorrow’s child invites you under

And just when you thought as though
All your tears were wept and done
Sorrow’s child

Sorrow’s child grieves not what has passed
But all the past still yet to come
Sorrow’s child steps in the water
Sorrow’s child, your arms enfold her
Sorrow’s child, you’re loath to befriend her
Sorrow’s child
But in sorrow surrender

And just when it seems as though
All your tears were at an end