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nick cave the bad seeds – needle boy lyrics

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at the turn of the century i did many things to protect myself
i did many things to protect myself
i made myself a needle-boy
and i hid him in the closet
and i made myself a money-man
and i hid him underneath the mattress
i made myself a spider-child
and i put him in a matchbox
and i forged myself a golden statuette
and i wrapped him in a h-llo magazine
and i hid im in a wall safe
and finally i made myself a spade-girl
and i put her in a garden shed
all to protect myself, you see
from the demon that was coming from the east
or from the west
then i sat on the rooftop and i waited
and when at last the demon came
from the east or from the west
and awoke me from my sleep
and awoke me to a particular point of view
and the needle-boy stuck him in the eye
and the money-man chocked him with coins
the spider-child bit him on the ankle
and the statuette crashed crashed down upon his head
and the spade-girl buried him underneath the house
and i danced on the rooftops
and i danced on the rooftops
and i danced to the western world
and i danced to the western world