Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - I Let Love In Lyrics

Credits
release date: 1994-4-15
length: 4:15
producer: Tony Cohen and The Bad Seeds
membranophone: Thomas Wydler
piano: Conway Savage
lead vocals: Nick Cave
mixer: Tony Cohen
bass: Martyn P. Casey
background vocals: Conway Savage
guitar: Blixa Bargeld
assistant engineer: Robin Mai, Tim Johnston and Giles Cowley
tambourine & organ & guitar family: Mick Harvey
Lyrics
Despair and Deception, Love's ugly little twins
Came a-knocking on my door, I let them in
Darling, you're the punishment for all of my former sins

I let love in
I let love in

The door it opened just a crack, but Love was shrewed and bold
My life flashed before my eyes, it was a horror to behold
A life-sentence sweeping confetti from the floor of a concrete hole

I let love in
I let love in
I let love in
I let love in

Well I've been bound and gagged and I've been terrorized
And I've been castrated and I've been lobotomized
But never has my tormenter come in such a cunning disguise

I let love in
I let love in
I let love in
I let love in

O Lord, tell me what I done
Please don't leave me here alone
Where are my friends?
My friends are gone

O Lord, tell me what I done
Please don't leave me here alone
Where are my friends?
My friends are gone

I let love in
I let love in

So if you're sitting all alone and hear a-knocking at you door
and the air is full of promises, well buddy, you've been warned
Far worse to be Love's lover than the lover that Love has scorned

I let love in
I let love in
I let love in
I let love in
I let love in
I let love in
I let love in
I let love in

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Do You Love Me?
  • 2 Nobody’s Baby Now
  • 3 Loverman
  • 4 Jangling Jack
  • 5 Red Right Hand
  • 6 I Let Love In
  • 7 Thirsty Dog
  • 8 Ain’t Gonna Rain Anymore
  • 9 Lay Me Low
  • 10 Do You Love Me? Part 2