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Where the wild roses grow

Song Author Nick Cave Lyrics by: Nick Cave Performer: Nick Cave og Kylie Minogue Submitted by: Anonymous
He [Am]called me the wild [Dm]r   [Am]ose   
But my [C]name was Elisa [E]Day  
Why he [Am]called me that I do not [Dm]kn   [Am]ow   
For my [Am]name was [Em7]Elisa [Am]Day   

From the [Am]first day I saw her
I knew [C]she was the one,
she [Dm]stared in my eyes and [E]smiled
Her [Am]lips were the colour of the [C]roses,
that [Dm]grow down the river all [E]bloody and wild

When he [Am]knocked on my door
and [C]entered the room,
my [Dm]trembling subsided in [E]his sure embrace
He would [Am]be my first man and [C]with a careful hand,
he [Dm]wiped off the tears that [E]run down my face [E7]    

He [Am]called me the wild [Dm]r   [Am]ose   
But my [C]name was Elisa [E]Day  
Why he [Am]called me that I do not [Dm]kn   [Am]ow   
For my [Am]name was [Em7]Elisa [Am]Day   

On the [Am]second day
I brought her a [C]flower,
she [Dm]was more beautiful than any [E]woman I'd seen
I said [Am]"Do you know where the [C]wild roses grow,
so [Dm]sweet and scarlet and f[E]ree?"

On the [Am]second day he came
with a [C]single red rose,
he said [Dm]"Give me your lust and your [E]sorrow"
I [Am]nodded my head as I [C]lay on the bed,
„If I [Dm]show you the roses, will you [E]follow?“ [E7]    

He [Am]called me the wild [Dm]r   [Am]ose   
But my [C]name was Elisa [E]Day  
Why he [Am]called me that I do not [Dm]kn   [Am]ow   
For my [Am]name was [Em7]Elisa [Am]Day   

On the [Am]third day he took me
to the [C]river,
he [Dm]showed me the roses and we [E]kissed
And the [Am]last thing I heard was a [C]martyr word,
as he [Dm]knelt above me with a [E]rock in his fist

On the [Am]last day I took her
where the [C]wild roses grow,
she [Dm]lay on the bank going [E]light as a thief
And I [Am]kissed her goodbye, said all [C]beauty must die
and I [Dm]leant down and planted a [E]rose between her teeth [E7]    

He [Am]called me the wild [Dm]r   [Am]ose   
But my [C]name was Elisa [E]Day  
Why he [Am]called me that I do not [Dm]kn   [Am]ow   
For my [Am]name was [Em7]Elisa [Am]Day   

He called me the wild rose
But my name was Elisa Day
Why he called me that I do not know
For my name was Elisa Day

From the first day I saw her
I knew she was the one,
she stared in my eyes and smiled
Her lips were the colour of the roses,
that grow down the river all bloody and wild

When he knocked on my door
and entered the room,
my trembling subsided in his sure embrace
He would be my first man and with a careful hand,
he wiped off the tears that run down my face

He called me the wild rose
But my name was Elisa Day
Why he called me that I do not know
For my name was Elisa Day

On the second day
I brought her a flower,
she was more beautiful than any woman I'd seen
I said "Do you know where the wild roses grow,
so sweet and scarlet and free?"

On the second day he came
with a single red rose,
he said "Give me your lust and your sorrow"
I nodded my head as I lay on the bed,
„If I show you the roses, will you follow?“

He called me the wild rose
But my name was Elisa Day
Why he called me that I do not know
For my name was Elisa Day

On the third day he took me
to the river,
he showed me the roses and we kissed
And the last thing I heard was a martyr word,
as he knelt above me with a rock in his fist

On the last day I took her
where the wild roses grow,
she lay on the bank going light as a thief
And I kissed her goodbye, said all beauty must die
and I leant down and planted a rose between her teeth

He called me the wild rose
But my name was Elisa Day
Why he called me that I do not know
For my name was Elisa Day

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