Nobody's Baby Now (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds)

I've searched the holy books Tried to unravel the mystery of Jesus Christ, the saviour I've read the poets and the analysts Searched through the books on human behaviour I travelled the whole world around For an answer that refused to be found I don't know why and I don't know how But she's nobody's baby now I loved her then and I guess I love her still Hers is the face I see when a certain mood moves in She lives in my blood and skin Her wild feral stare, her dark hair Her winter lips as cold as stone Yeah, I was her man But there are some things even love won't allow I held her hand but I don't hold it now I don't know why and I don't know how But she's nobody's baby now This is her dress that I loved best With the blue quilted violets across the breast And these are my many letters Torn to pieces by her long-fingered hand I was her cruel-hearted man And though I've tried to lay her ghost down She's moving through me, even now I don't know why and I don't know how But she's nobody's baby now