the desperate kingdom of love lyrics – pj harvey

oh love, you were a sickly child
and how the wind knocked you down
put on your spurs, swagger around
in the desperate kingdom of love

holy water cannot help you now
your mysterious eyes cannot help you
selling your reason will not bring you through
the desperate kingdom of love

there’s another who looks from behind your eyes
i learn from you how to hide
from the desperate kingdom of love

at the end of this burning world
you’ll stand proud, face upheld
and i’ll follow you, into heaven or h*ll
and i’ll become, as a girl
in the desperate kingdom of love

/ pj harvey lyrics