Jeff Buckley November 17 , 1966 - May 29 , 1997
GRACE – Jeff Buckley There's the moon asking to stay Long enough for the clouds to fly me away Well it's my time coming, I’m not afraid to die My fading voice sings of love, But she cries to the clicking of time … of time Wait in the fire... And she weeps on my arm Walking to the bright lights in sorrow Oh drink a bit of wine we both might go tomorrow Oh my love And the rain is falling and I believe My time has come It reminds me of the pain I might leave … leave behind Wait in the fire... And I feel them drown my name So easy to know and forget with this kiss I'm not afraid to go but it goes so slow
Looking out the door… I see the rain fall upon the funeral mourners Parading in a wake of sad relations as their shoes fill up with water And maybe I’m too young … to keep good love from going wrong But tonight you're on my mind so you never know When I’m broken down and hungry for your love with no way to feed it Where are you tonight, child you know how much I need it Too young to hold on and too old to just break free and run Sometimes a man gets carried away, when he feels like he should be having his fun and much too blind to see the damage he's done Sometimes a man must awake to find that really, he has no-one So I’ll wait for you... and I’ll burn Will I ever see your sweet return Oh will I ever learn LOVER … YOU SHOULD’VE COME OVER
Oh lover, you should've come over 'Cause it's not too late Lonely is the room, the bed is made, the open window lets the rain in Burning in the corner is the only one who dreams he had you with him My body turns and yearns for a sleep that will never come It's never over, my kingdom for a kiss upon her shoulder It's never over, all my riches for her smiles when I slept so soft against her … It's never over, all my blood for the sweetness of her laughter It's never over, she's the tear that hangs inside my soul forever Well maybe I’m just too young To keep good love from going wrong Oh... lover, you should've come over 'Cause it's not too late Well I feel too young to hold on And I’m much too old to break free and run Too deaf, dumb, and blind to see the damage I’ve done Sweet lover, you should've come over Oh, love well I’m waiting for you Lover, you should've come over 'Cause it's not too late
"Dream Brother" There is a child sleeping near his twin The pictures go wild in a rush of wind That dark angel he is shuffling in Watching over them with his black feather wings unfurled The love you lost with her skin so fair Is free with the wind in her butterscotch hair Her green eyes blew goodbyes With her head in her hands and your kiss on the lips of another Dream Brother with your tears scattered round the world. Don't be like the one who made me so old Don't be like the one who left behind his name 'Cause they're waiting for you like I waited for mine And nobody ever came... Don't be like the one who made me so old Don't be like the one who left behind his name 'Cause they're waiting for you like I waited for mine And nobody ever came... I feel afraid and I call your name I love your voice and your dance insane I hear your words and I know your pain With your head in your hands and her kiss on the lips of another Your eyes to the ground and the world spinning round forever Asleep in the sand with the ocean washing over Asleep in the sand with the ocean washing over Asleep in the sand with the ocean washing over Ah do you meet the one I love and smell the one who loves you Dream brother, dream brother, dream, dream dream asleep in the sand with the ocean washing over
Well I feel too young to hold on and I’m much too old to break free and run Well maybe I’m just too young to keep good love from going wrong
There’s no time for hatred Only questions What is Love ? Where is Happiness ? What is Life ? Where is Peace ? When will I find the strength to bring me release ?
"Eternal Life" Eternal Life is now on my trail Got my red glitter coffin, man, just need one last nail While all these ugly gentlemen play out their foolish games there's a flaming red horizon that screams our names And as your fantasies are broken in two Did you really think this bloody road would pave the way for you? You better turn around and blow your kiss hello to life eternal, angel Racist everyman, what have you done? Man, you've made a killer of your unborn son... Crown my fear your king at the point of a gun All I want to do is love everyone... And as your fantasies are broken in two did you really think this bloody road would pave the way for you? You better turn around and blow your kiss hello to life eternal There's no time for hatred, only questions Where is love, where is happiness, what is Life, where is peace? When will I find the strength to bring me release? And tell me where is the love in what your prophet has said? Man, It sounds to me just like a prison for the walking dead And I've got a message for you and your twisted hell You better turn around and blow your kiss goodbye to life eternal angel... … ANGEL
And in this orchard there was a hold That was hanged with purple and gold And in that hold there was a bed And it was hanged with chords of red And on this bed there lyeth a knight His wound is bleeding day and night By his bedside kneeleth a maid And she weepeth both night and day
FORGET HER While this town is busy sleeping all the noise has died away I walk the streets to stop my weeping ‘cause she'll never change her ways don't fool yourself she was heartache from the moment that you met her my heart feels so still as I try to find the will to forget her somehow oh I think I’ve forgotten her now her love is a rose pale and dying dropping her petals and men unknown all full of wine the world before her was sober with no place to go don't fool yourself she was heartache from the moment that you met her my heart is frozen still cause I try to find the will to forget her somehow she's somewhere out there now oh my tears are falling down as I try to forget her love was a joke from the day that we met all of the words all of the men all of my pain when I think back to when remember her hair as it shone in the sun the smell of the bed when I knew what she'd done tell yourself over and over you wont ever need her again But don't fool yourself she was heartache from the moment that you met her oh my heart is frozen still as I try to find the will to forget her somehow she's out there somewhere now Oh ,she was heartache from the day that I first met her my heart is frozen still as I try to find the will to forget you somehow cause I know you're somewhere out there right now
Well I heard there was a secret chord That David played, and it pleased the Lord But you don't really care for music, do ya? Well it goes like this The fourth, the fifth The minor fall and the major lift The baffled king composing Hallelujah Hallelujah , Hallelujah , Hallelujah Well Your faith was strong but you needed proof You saw her bathing on the roof Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you she tied you to her kitchen chair And she broke your throne and she cut your hair And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah Hallelujah , Hallelujah , Hallelujah Well baby I've been here before I've seen this room and I've walked this floor I used to live alone before I knew ya I've seen your flag on the marble arch Love is not a victory march It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah Hallelujah , Hallelujah , Hallelujah HALLELUJAH …
LAST GOODBYE – JEFF BUCKLEY This is our last goodbye I hate to feel the love between us die. But it's over Just hear this and then I'll go: You gave me more to live for, More than you'll ever know. Well, this is our last embrace, Must I dream and always see your face? Why can't we overcome this wall? Baby, maybe it's just because I didn't know you at all. Kiss me, please kiss me, But kiss me out of desire, babe, and not consolation. Oh, you know it makes me so angry 'cause I know that in time I'll only make you cry, this is our last goodbye. Did you say, "No, this can't happen to me"? And did you rush to the phone to call? Was there a voice unkind in the back of your mind saying, "Maybe, you didn't know him at all, you didn't know him at all, oh, you didn't know"? Well, the bells out in the church tower chime, Burning clues into this heart of mine. Thinking so hard on her soft eyes, and the memories Offer signs that it's over, it's over.
I lost myself on a cool damp night I gave myself in that misty light Was hypnotized by a strange delight Under a lilac tree I made wine from the lilac tree Put my heart in its recipe It makes me see what I want to see And be what I want to be When I think more than I want to think Do things I never should do I drink much more that I ought to drink Because it brings me back you Lilac wine is sweet and heady, Like my love Lilac wine, I feel unsteady, Like my love Listen to me, I cannot see clearly Isnt that she, coming to me Nearly here Lilac wine is sweet and heady, Wheres my love Lilac wine, I feel unsteady, Wheres my love Listen to me, why is everything so hazy Isnt that she, or am I just going crazy, dear Lilac wine, I feel unready for my love Feel unready, for my love. LILAC WINE
Lady All the troubles are my fright, I disgust you Feel the power you cut the truth into you Why do you think I'd hidden out on this rely I could kiss you With lines of escape in my mouth Please let me bring back these gifts of mine to the woman His eyes shined on my back as I slept and knew you You didn't leave it all You made an even call My belly released the stars And tears between the scars. Ooooh We're where we belong It should end here Until the end of time Beyond the moment That ends our bondage I am your failed husband contender I'm your loan shark of bliss. This dream you've ridden on Turns your world to explosions You need to be alone To heal this bleeding stone Now, smell the rain of London it still insists That we beg for our purity As if we are pure in the rain of our contentment As if I can think of this no more. VANCOUVER