Urban Planning
Nick Cave

Nick Cave live at the World Forum Convention Center in The Hague, Netherlands, May 17, 2015
Photography: Rob van der Bijl

Nick Cave live at the World Forum Convention Center in The Hague, Netherlands, September 19, 2006
Photography: Rob van der Bijl

We do like the music of Nick Cave. It's very good music. It's romantic and we believe it's urban oriented. Nick Cave is a cosmopolitan musician.
One of RVDB's favourite lyrics: "Stagger Lee" - From the album "Murder Ballads" (1996):

It was back in '32 when times were hard
He had a Colt .45 and a deck of cards
Stagger Lee
He wore rat-drawn shoes and an old stetson hat
Had a '28 Ford, had payments on that
Stagger Lee
His woman threw him out in the ice and snow
When she told him, Never ever come back no more
Stagger Lee
So he walked through the rain and he walked through the mud
Till he came to a place called The Bucket Of Blood
Stagger Lee
He said Mr Motherfucker, you know who I am
And the barkeeper said, No, and I don't give a good goddamn
To Stagger Lee
He said, Well bartender, it's plain to see
I'm that bad motherfucker called Stagger Lee
Mr. Stagger Lee
Barkeep said, Yeah, I've heard your name down the way
And I kick motherfucking asses like you every day
Mr Stagger Lee
Well those were the last words that the barkeep said
'Cause Stag put four holes in his motherfucking head
Just then in came a broad called Nellie Brown
Was known to make more money than any bitch in town
She struts across the bar, hitching up her skirt
Over to Stagger Lee, she starts to flirt
With Stagger Lee
She saw the barkeep, said, O God, he can't be dead!
Stag said, Well, just count the holes in the motherfucker's head
She said, You ain't look like you scored in quite a time.
Why not come to my pad? It won't cost you a dime
Mr. Stagger Lee
But there's something I have to say before you begin
You'll have to be gone before my man Billy Dilly comes in,
Mr. Stagger Lee
I'll stay here till Billy comes in, till time comes to pass
And furthermore I'll fuck Billy in his motherfucking ass
Said Stagger Lee
I'm a bad motherfucker, don't you know
And I'll crawl over fifty good pussies just to get one fat boy's asshole
Said Stagger Lee
Just then Billy Dilly rolls in and he says, You must be
That bad motherfucker called Stagger Lee
I'm Stagger Lee
Yeah, I'm Stagger Lee and you better get down on your knees
And suck my dick, because If you don't you're gonna be dead
Said Stagger Lee
Billy dropped down and slobbered on his head
And Stag filled him full of lead
Oh yeah.

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