Nick Cave

Nick Cave - Babe, I\'m On Fire

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Father says it, mother says it

Sister says it, brother says it

Uncle says it, Auntie says it

Everyone at the party says

Babe, I'm on fire

Babe, I'm on fire

The horse says it, the pig says it

The judge in his wig says it

The fox and the rabbit

And the nun in her habit says

Babe, I'm on fire

Babe, I'm on fire

My mate Bill Gates says it

The President of the United States says it

The slacker and the worker

The girl in her burqa says

Babe, I'm on fire

Babe, I'm on fire

The general with his tank says it

The man at the bank says it

The soldier with his rocket

And the mouse in my pocket says

Babe, I'm on fire

Babe, I'm on fire

The drug-addled wreck

With a needle in his neck says it

The drunk says it, punk says it

The brave Buddhist monk says

Babe, I'm on fire

Babe, I'm on fire

Hit me up, baby, and knock me down

Drop what you're doing and come around

We can hold hands till the sun goes down

Cause I know

That you

And I

Can be

Together

Cause I love you

The blind referee says it

The unlucky amputee says it

The giant killer bee

Landing on my knee says

Babe, I'm on fire

Babe, I'm on fire

The cop with his breathalyser

The paddy with his fertiliser

The man in the basement

That's getting a taste for it says

Babe, I'm on fire

Babe, I'm on fire

The fucked-up Rastafarian says it

The dribbling libertarian says it

The sweet little Goth

With the ears of cloth says

Babe, I'm on fire

Babe' I'm on fire

The cross-over country singer says it

The hump-backed bell ringer says it

The swinger, the flinger

The outraged right-winger says

Babe, I'm on fire

Babe, I'm on fire

The man going hiking says it

The misunderstood Viking says it

The man at the rodeo

And the lonely old Eskimo says

Babe, I'm on fire

Babe, I'm on fire

[Chorus]

The mild little Christian says it

The wild Sonny Liston says it

The pimp and the gimp

And the guy with the limp says

Babe, I'm on fire

Babe, I'm on fire

The blind piano tuner says it

The Las Vegas crooner says it

The hooligan mooner

Holding a schooner says

Babe, I'm on fire

Babe, I'm on fire

The Chinese contortionist says it

The backyard abortionist says it

The poor Pakistani

With his lamb Bhirriani says

Babe, I'm on fire

Babe, I'm on fire

The hopeless defendant says it

The toilet attendant says it

The pornographer, the stenographer

The fashion photographer says

Babe, I'm on fire

Babe, I'm on fire

The college professor says it

The vicious cross-dresser says it

Grandma and Grandpa

In the back of the car says

Babe, I'm on fire

Babe, I'm on fire

[Chorus]

The hack at the doorstep says it

The midwife with her forceps says it

The demented young lady

Who is roasting her baby

On the fire

Babe, I'm on fire

The athlete with his hernia says it

Picasso with his Guernica says it

My wife with her furniture

Everybody!

Babe, I'm on fire

Babe, I'm on fire

The laughing hyena says it

The homesick polish cleaner says it

The man from the Klan

With a torch in his hand says

Babe, I'm on fire

Babe, I'm on fire

The Chinese herbologist says it

The Christian apologist says it

The dog and the frog

Sitting on a log says

Babe, I'm on fire

Babe, I'm on fire

The foxhunting toff says it

The horrible moth says it

The doomed homosexual

With the persistent cough says

Babe, I'm on fire

Babe, I'm on fire

[Chorus]

The Papist with his soul says it

The rapist on a roll says it

Jack says it, Jill says it

As they roll down the hill

Babe, I'm on fire

Babe, I'm on fire

The clever circus flea says it

The sailor on the sea says it

The man from the Daily Mail

With his dead refugee says

Babe, I'm on fire

Babe, I'm on fire

The hymen-busting Zulu says it

The proud kangaroo says it

The koala, the echidna

And the platypus too says

Babe, I'm on fire

Babe, I'm on fire

The disgraced country vicar says it

The crazed guitar picker says it

The beatnik, the peacenik

The apparachick says

Babe, I'm on fire

Babe, I'm on fire

The deranged midnight stalker says it

Garcia Lorca says it

The hit man, Walt Whitman

And the haliototic talker says

Babe, I'm on fire

Babe, I'm on fire

[Chorus]

The wine taster with his nose says it

The fireman with his hose says it

The pedestrian, the equestrian

The tap-dancer with his toes says

Babe, I'm on fire

Babe, I'm on fire

The beast in the beauty pageant

The pimply real estate agent

The beach-comber, the roamer

The girl in a coma says

Babe, I'm on fire

Babe, I'm on fire

The old rock'n'roller

With his two-seater stroller

And the fan in the van

With the abominable plan says

Babe, I'm on fire

Babe, I'm on fire

The menstruating Jewess says it

The nervous stewardess says it

The hijacker, the backpacker

The cunning safecracker says

Babe, I'm on fire

Babe, I'm on fire

The sports commentator says it

The old alligator says it

The tennis pro with his racquet

The loon in the straight jacket

Babe, I'm on fire

Babe, I'm on fire

[Chorus]

The butcher with his cleaver says it

The mad basket weaver says it

The jaded boxing writer

And the glass-jawed fighter says

Babe, I'm on fire

Babe, I'm on fire

The old town cryer says it

The inveterate liar says it

The pilchard, the bream

And the trout in the stream

Babe, I'm on fire

Babe, I'm on fire

The war correspondent says it

The enthused and the despondent says it

The electrician, the mortician

And the man going fishin' says

Babe, I'm on fire

Babe, I'm on fire

The cattleman from Down Under says it

The patriot with his plunder says it

Watching a boat of full of refugees

Sinking into the sea

Babe, I'm on fire

Babe, I'm on fire

The silicone junky says it

The corporate flunky says it

The Italian designer

With his rickshaw in China says

Babe, I'm on fire

Babe, I'm on fire

[Chorus]

The trucker with his juggernaut says it

The lost astronaut says it

The share cropper, the bent copper

The compulsive shopper says

Babe, I'm on fire

Babe, I'm on fire

The Viennese vampire says it

The cowboy round his campfire says it

The game show panellist

The Jungian analyst says

Babe, I'm on fire

Babe, I'm on fire

Warren says it, Blixa says it

The lighting guy and mixer says it

Mick says it, Marty says it

Everyone at the party says

Babe, I'm on fire

Babe, I'm on Fire

The hairy arachnophobic says it

The scary agoraphobic says it

The mother, the brother

And the decomposing lover says

Babe, I'm on fire

Babe, I'm on fire

[Chorus]

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