This Nick Cave song as a Dr. Seuss book makes sense
Dr. Seuss and Nick Cave? Why not? Cave's classic "Red Right Hand" is already in itself an allusion to Milton's Paradise Lost:
“What if the breath that kindled those grim fires, / Awaked, should blow them into sevenfold rage, / And plunge us in the flames; or from above / Should intermitted vengeance arm again / His red right hand to plague us?” (Book II, 170-174)"
So it does make a sort of twisty, bendy sense that "Red Right Hand" would find itself the subject of both literature and art. We have DeviantArt user DrFaustusAU to thank for a Seussified version of the Let Love In single.
"Take a little walk to the edge of town. Go across the tracks."
"Where the viaduct looms like a bird of doom as it shifts and cracks."
"Where secrets lie in the border fires, in the humming wires. Hey man, you know you're never coming back."
"Past the square. Past the bridge. Past the mills. Past the stacks."
"On a gathering storm comes a tall handsome man in a dusty black coat with a red right hand."
"He'll wrap you in his arms, tell you that you've been a good boy."
"He'll rekindle all the dreams it took you a lifetime to destroy."
"He'll reach deep into the hole, heal your shrinking soul, but there won't be a single thing that you can do."
"He's a god. He's a man. He's a ghost. He's a guru."
"They're whispering his name through this disappearing land, but hidden in his coat is a red right hand."