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. His writing has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Mother Jones, Penthouse, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Believer. And, if you’re a Nick Cave fan, check out Nick Cave Monday. More from this author →