The Horror Honeys: Murder Monday Jam ~ 'Henry Lee'

Murder Monday Jam ~ 'Henry Lee'

A little bird lit down on Henry Lee 
Lie there, lie there, little Henry Lee
Till the flesh drops from your bones
For the girl you have in that merry green land
Can wait forever for you to come home
And the wind did howl and the wind did moan
La la la la la
La la la la lee

As a horror fan, I think we are predisposed to be enamored with the music of Nick Cave. There is something so dark, so terrifying, and so inherently beautiful about his work. But it is never more elegantly frightening than when Cave pairs his baritone with the lovely voice of Kylie Minogue or, in the case of today's Honey Jam, PJ Harvey. For me, what makes this song even more memorable is the video. You feel as if you're intruding on a moment of true intimacy, Cave and Harvey (together for a time in real life) unable to keep their hands off each other. Yet the lyrics of "Henry Lee" are so sinister... the light and the dark, inextricably linked. The is the true legacy of Nick Cave's music. ~RH