Who Sang City of Refuge? Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Tender Prey cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1988-4-25
length: 4:48
producer: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
mixer: Tony Cohen
engineer: Tony Cohen and Flood
organ: Roland Wolf
guitar: Kid Congo Powers and Blixa Bargeld
drums (drum set): Thomas Wydler
Hammond organ & harmonica: Nick Cave
acoustic guitar & percussion & bass: Mick Harvey
Some other versions of "City of Refuge"

Lyrics
You better run You better run and run and run
You better run You better run
You better run to the City of Refuge
You better run You better run
You better run to the City of Refuge

You stand before your maker
In a state of shame
Bacause your robes are covered in mud
While your kneel at the feet
Of a woman of the street
The gutters will run with blood
They will run with blood!

You better run, you better run
You better run to the City of Refuge
You better run, you better run
You better run to the City of Refuge

In the days of madness
My brother, my sister
When you're dragged toward the Hell-mouth
You will beg at the end
But there ain't gonna be one, friend
For the grave will spew you out
It will spew you out!

You better run, you better run
You better run to the City of Refuge
You better run, you better run
You better run to the City of Refuge

You'll be working in the darkness
Against your fellow man
And you'll find you're called to come forth
So you'll scrub and you'll scrub
But the trouble is, bud
The blood it won't wash off
No, it won't come off!

You better run, you better run
You better run to the City of Refuge

You better run, you better run
You better run and run and run
You better run to the City of Refuge

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 The Mercy Seat
  • 2 Up Jumped the Devil
  • 3 Deanna
  • 4 Watching Alice
  • 5 Mercy
  • 6 City of Refuge
  • 7 Slowly Goes the Night
  • 8 Sunday's Slave
  • 9 Sugar Sugar Sugar
  • 10 New Morning
  • 11 The Mercy Seat (video mix)
  • 12 And the Ass Saw the Angel

  • Release information
    label: Mute
    country(area): Japan
    format: CD
    barcode: 4988024107980
    script: Latin