the carnival is over lyrics – nick cave & the bad seeds

“the carnival is over”

say goodbye, my one true lover
and we’ll steal a lover’s song
how it breaks my heart to leave you
now the carnival has gone

oh my love, the dawn is breaking
and my tears are falling rain
for the carnival is over
we may never meet again

like a drum my heart was beating
and your kiss was sweet as wine
but the joys of love are fleeting
for pierrot and columbine

now the cloak of night is falling
this will be our last goodbye
though the carnival is over
i will love you till i die

/ nick cave the bad seeds lyrics