Who Sang Red Right Hand? Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Let Love In cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1994-4-15
length: 6:11
producer: Tony Cohen and The Bad Seeds
lead vocals: Nick Cave
mixer: Tony Cohen
bass: Martyn P. Casey
organ: Nick Cave
guitar: Blixa Bargeld
assistant engineer: Giles Cowley, Robin Mai and Tim Johnston
membranophone & timpani: Thomas Wydler
bells & shakers & guitar: Mick Harvey
Some other versions of "Red Right Hand"

Take a little walk to the edge of town
And go across the tracks
Where the viaduct looms,
Like a bird of doom
As it shifts and cracks
Where secrets lie in the border fires,
In the humming wires
Hey man, you know
You're never coming back

Past the square, past the bridge,
Past the mills, past the stacks
On a gathering storm comes
A tall handsome man
In a dusty black coat with
A red right hand

He'll wrap you in his arms,
Tell you that you've been a good boy
He'll rekindle all the dreams
It took you a lifetime to destroy
He'll reach deep into the hole,
Heal your shrinking soul
But there won't be a single thing that you can do

He's a god, he's a man,
He's a ghost, he's a guru
They're whispering his name
Through this disappearing land
But hidden in his coat
Is a red right hand

You don't have no money?
He'll get you some
You don't have no car?
He'll get you one
You don't have no self-respect,
You feel like an insect
Well don't you worry buddy,
'Cause here he comes
Through the ghettos and the barrio
And the Bowery and the slum
A shadow is cast wherever he stands
Stacks of green paper in his
Red right hand

You'll see him in your nightmares,
You'll see him in your dreams
He'll appear out of nowhere but
He ain't what he seems
You'll see him in your head,
On the TV screen
Hey buddy, I'm warning
You to turn it off
He's a ghost, he's a god,
He's a man, he's a guru
You're one microscopic cog
In his catastrophic plan
Designed and directed by
His red right hand

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

  • Release information
    label: Mute
    country(area): Germany
    format: CD
    barcode: 4006758469140
    script: Latin