It makes perfect sense to me. What's so ethereal about Gurrumul Yunupingu is just as you say - it's not about the lyrics it's about the experience of his voice. For Nick Cave, the lyrics are really important. They're poetry actually. Just like Leonard Cohen you can read them as poems without the music. Are you the one that I've been waiting for? I've felt you coming girl, as you drew near I knew you'd find me, cause I longed you here Are you my destiny? is this how you'll appear? Wrapped in a coat with tears in your eyes? Well take that coat babe, and throw it on the floor Are you the one that I've been waiting for? As you've been moving surely toward me My soul has comforted and assured me That in time my heart it will reward me And that all will be revealed So I've sat and I've watched an ice-age thaw Are you the one that I've been waiting for? Out of sorrow entire worlds have been built Out of longing great wonders have been willed They're only little tears, darling, let them spill And lay your head upon my shoulder Outside my window the world has gone to war Are you the one that I've been waiting for? O we will know, won't we? The stars will explode in the sky O but they don't, do they? Stars have their moment and then they die There's a man who spoke wonders though I've never met him He said, 'he who seeks finds and who knocks will be let in' I think of you in motion and just how close you are getting And how every little thing anticipates you All down my veins my heart-strings call Are you the one that I've been waiting for?