Nick Cave Monday #8: “Into My Arms”


I have dedicated “Into My Arms” to every woman I have fallen in love with. They were only able to rent this song while they had my heart.

There will never be a woman who can outlast the years of my fanboy love for Nick Cave.

It’s a mathematical impossibility.

“Into My Arms” is the greatest love song ever written.

Here’s “Into My Arms” for MTV with a fun intro by Mr. Cave:

When I was a cheeky little Nick Cave fan, I thought the song was about heroin. I was wrong. Now it means more to me as a love song.

Here’s an excellent version from “God Is in the House” DVD:

Vat? You are Polish and you don’t understand zee lyrics? We are here to serve the needs of Polish lovers. Let’s watch Stanislaw Soyka interpret the song with a very happy ending:

This week’s Nick Cave Monday is dedicated to the next woman I fall in love with. Babe, this song is for you. And you don’t even know it yet.

Thanks for reading and come back next week for Nick Cave Monday.

Tony DuShane is the author of Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk (Soft Skull Press). He's a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and hosts the radio show Drinks with Tony. His writing has also appeared in Mother Jones, Penthouse and The Believer. He teaches novel writing at UCLA Extension. More from this author →