The complete collection of Nick Cave lyrics spanning his entire career to date, 1978-2022, with a new foreword by Andrew O’Hagan.
From Nick Cave’s writing for The Birthday Party, through highly acclaimed albums like Murder Ballads, Henry’s Dream, DIG, LAZARUS, DIG!!! and Ghosteen, this is a must-have book for all fans of the dark, the beautiful and the defiant – for all fans of the songs of Nick Cave.
‘The greatest living songwriter’ NME
‘A glowing wire, a mainline to meaning ad feeling and art’ New Yorker
‘Nick Cave is a true lyrical master. He can conjure empathy and hope out of thin air, light out of darkness’ Cillian Murphy
‘His lyrics – so rich in the toils of love, so committed to memory and everlasting presence – are the best-made of his generation’ Andrew O’Hagan
‘A poetic craftsman’ Will Self
‘Alternative rock legend’ Billboard
‘Cave’s genius rings loud and clear’ Evening Standard