Where The Wild Roses Grow : Covering Both Stories of The Murderer and The Victim

In 2004 i bought a double cassete tape of Ultimate Kyle, the album of the best songs of Kyle Minouge, a female singer from Australia, i liked a song called Where The Wild Roses Grow, at that time i never cared about what the song meaning or wondering what the song is all about. Well i often use the song as my lullaby.
tonight i searched again for the video and the lyrics of this song, and as i watched the video and listen carefully to the lyric, i begin to feel a bit scared i used the song about murder of a woman as a lullaby. :)
Well, that's only a song anyway. This song released in 1995 as a single for Nick cave and the Bad Seeds Murder Ballads  album. Here is a quote of interview with Nick Cave about this song:
Where The Wild Roses Grow was written very much with Kylie in mind. I'd wanted to write a song for Kylie for many years. I had a quiet obsession with her for about six years. I wrote several songs for her, none of which I felt was appropriate to give her. It was only when I wrote this song, which is a dialogue between a killer and his victim, that I thought finally I'd written the right song for Kylie to sing. I sent the song to her and she replied the next day.[4]
—Nick Cave, quoted in Molly Meldrum presents 50 years of rock in Australia (2007)
The music video of this song is dark, well literally shows the both sides stories of the murderer and the victim and all the things described in the song. Begin with showing a dead body of  woman in a river bank, followed by showing the bloody hand of the murderer and begin both telling their stories. Well you can find the video and the lyrics below:

and the lyric:

Lyrics | Kylie Minogue - Where the wild roses grow lyrics

you can buy the song at Amuszone or Amazon


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