>> Jeff Buckley

The rock singer with an operatic voice who is a live act that can’t be topped, sadly died young like his father Tim Buckley, in a swimming accident. I have his ‘Mystery White Boy’ tour CD, and the stuff has to be heard to be believed. I must admit I didn’t take to it instantly, but it grows on you till you can’t do without. The songs here are exclusively from this album.

Dream Brother: Beautiful lyrical illustrations here. Tread carefully.
Hallelujah / I know it’s over: A medley of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah with The Smith’s I know it’s over. Scarily Good!.
Mojo Pin: All the welts of your scorn, my love give me more! Wow!
Lilac Wine: Nina Simone’s sung this song. But did she do as good a job??
Last Goodbye: A kiss before parting.

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…

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
Nobody ever came
Nobody ever…

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

Hallelujah / I know it’s over (L.Cohen / Morrissey)

I heard there was a secret chord
That David played and it pleased the Lord
But you don’t really care for music, do you?
Well it goes like this the fourth, the fifth
The minor fall and the major lift
The baffled king composing 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
She broke your throne and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the hallelujah

Hallelujah…

Now 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 you
I’ve seen your flag on the marble arch
But love is not a victory march
It’s a cold and it’s a broken hallelujah

Hallelujah…

Well there was a time when you let me know
What’s really going on below
But now you never show that to me do you?
But remember when I moved in you
And the holy dove was moving too
And every breath we drew was hallelujah

{I know it’s over}
Oh mother, I can feel the soil falling over my head
And as I climb into an empty bed – oh well, enough said
I know it’s over still I cling, I don’t know where else I can
go, over and over…
Oh mother, I can feel the soil falling over my head
See the sea it wants to take me, the knife wants to slit
me
Do you think you can help me?

Sad veiled bride please be happy – handsome groom give her room
Loud loutish lover treat her kindly though she needs you
More than she loves you – and I know it’s over – still I cling
I don’t know where else I can go – over and over…..
Oh mother, I can feel the soil falling over my head
Oh mother, I can feel the soil falling over my head

{Hallelujah}
Well, maybe there’s a God above
But all I’ve ever learned from love
Was how to shoot somebody who outdrew you
It’s not a cry that you hear at night
It’s not somebody who’s seen the light
It’s a cold and it’s a broken hallelujah

Hallelujah…

Mojo Pin

I’m lying in my bed, the blanket is warm
This body will never be safe from harm
Still feel your hair, black ribbons of coal
Touch my skin to keep me whole

If only you’d come back to me
If you laid at my side
Wouldn’t need no mojo pin
To keep me satisfied

Don’t wanna weep for you, don’t wanna know
I’m blind and tortured, the white horses flow
The memories fire, the rhythms fall slow
Black beauty I love you so

Precious, precious silver and gold
And pearls in oyster’s flesh
Drop down we two to serve and pray to love
Born again from the rhythm screaming down from heaven
Ageless, ageless and I’m there in your arms

Don’t wanna weep for you, don’t wanna know
I’m blind and tortured, the white horses flow
The memories fire, the rhythms fall slow
Black beauty I love you so

The welts of your scorn, my love, give me more
Send whips of opinion down my back, give me more
Well it’s you I’ve waited my life to see
It’s you I’ve searched so hard for

Don’t wanna weep for you, I don’t wanna know
I’m blind and tortured, the white horses flow
The memories fire, the rhythms fall slow
Black beauty I love you so

Lilac wine(J. Shelton)

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
Isn’t that she, coming to me
Nearly here

Lilac wine is sweet and heady,
Where’s my love
Lilac wine, I feel unsteady,
Where’s my love

Listen to me, why is everything so hazy
Isn’t that she, or am I just going crazy, dear

Lilac wine, I feel unready for my love
Feel unready, for my love.

Last goodbye

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

This is our last embrace
Must I dream and always see your face
Why can’t we overcome this wall
Well, 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
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

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