Artist: Grinderman

Mickey Mouse and the Goodbye Man ~ Grinderman

Grinderman is an alternative rock band formed by Nick Cave (vocals, electric guitar, organ, piano), Warren Ellis (electric tenor guitar, Mandocastor, violin, viola, acoustic guitar, backing vocals), Martyn P. Casey (bass, acoustic guitar, backing vocals) and Jim Sclavunos (drums, percussion, backing vocals) in London, United Kingdom in 2006. All members are also active musicians in Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and the band, originally known as Mini Seeds, were formed as “a way to escape the weight of The Bad Seeds.” The band’s name is inspired by a Memphis Slim song, “Grinder Man Blues”, which Cave is noted to have started singing during one of the band’s early rehearsal sessions. Their eponymous debut album, Grinderman, was released in 2007 to extremely positive reviews and the band’s second studio album, Grinderman 2, was released in 2010.

Mickey Mouse and the Goodbye Man

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I woke up this morning
I thought what am I doing here?
My brother he starts raging!
Watch him rising see him howling!
And he sucked her and sucked her dry
And he bit at me and said goodbye
Up on the twenty-ninth floor

I was lying there with just my brother
We could hear someone rattling the locks
I was lying there with just my brother
Do you think that it might be the cops?
I was a Mickey Mouse. He was a Big Bad Wolf!
And he sucked her and he sucked her dry
Next thing you know
I’m looking down below
See a lupine child
With her hair on fire
Little burning girl!
Looking up at me!
Running to the elevator!
Getting in the elevator!
Sixth floor! Seventh floor!
Eight floor! Nine!
Come on baby
Blow my mind!

I woke up this morning and he was gone
There were posters in the airports and the stations
We took shelter under her body
We sucked her and sucked her dry
He kissed me and said goodbye

Well no time at all
She’s walking down the hall
A bat-faced girl
With dynamite curls
Ringing the bell
Banging on the door
Looking up at me

Walking like a travelator
Jumping in the elevator
Twenty-two! Twenty-four!
Twenty-six! Twenty-nine!
Come on baby
Blow my mind!

  • Audio from the 2010 album, Grinderman 2:

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