Sunday, May 29, 2005

8 years

Today is the eighth year of Jeff Buckley's passing. The man may be gone, but the music remains for all of us to enjoy. I don't think I have any friend who's a Jeff Buckley fan like me, so if you fit the bill, stand up, raise your hand, do some cartwheels, say hi...

Anyway, let me share with you two of my favorite Buckley songs:
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

Man, everything about that song above just kicks my ass... That song pulled me through in a lot of my "I'm down" times.

Grace
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

The way Jeff Buckley sang that last stanza on that song, man... another song that kicks my ass each time I hear it.

ps: If you wait long enough (depends on yout connection speed), you'll hear some Jeff Buckley music playing in the background.

1 complaints:

peejay said...

*raises hands* jeff buckley fan, present. =)