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Song to the Siren
Tim Buckley Lyrics


Long afloat on shipless oceans
I did all my best to smile
'til your singing eyes and fingers
Drew me loving to your isle

And you sang
Sail to me
Sail to me, let me enfold you
Here I am
Here I am
Waiting to hold you
Did I dream you dreamed about me?
Were you hare when I was fox?
Now my foolish boat is leaning
Broken lovelorn on your rocks
For you sing
'Touch me not
Touch me not, come back tomorrow
O my heart, o my heart, shies from the sorrow'

Well I am puzzled as the newborn child
I am troubled at the tide
Should I stand amid the breakers?
Should I lie with death my bride?
Hear me sing swim to me
Swim to me, let me enfold you
Here I am, here I am
Waiting to hold you

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Written by: Larry Beckett, Tim Buckley

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Lucigaïah

" Long afloat on shipless oceans
I did all my best to smile
'Til your singing eyes and fingers
Drew me loving to your isle
And you sang
Sail to me
Sail to me
Let me enfold you
Here I am
Here I am
Waiting to hold you

Did I dream you dreamed about me?
Were you hare when I was fox
Now my foolish boat is leaning
Broken lovelorn on your rocks,
For you sing, "Touch me not, touch me not, come back tomorrow:
O my heart, O my heart shies from the sorrow"



Bardzo Miły Gość

On the floating, shipless oceans
I did all my best to smile
'Til your singing eyes and fingers
Drew me loving to your isle
And you sang, "Sail to me, sail to me
Let me enfold you
Here I am, here I am
Waiting to hold you"
Did I dream you dreamed about me?
Were you here when I was full sail?
Now my foolish boat is leaning
Broken lovelorn on your rocks
For you sing, "Touch me not, touch me not
Come back tomorrow: O my heart
O my heart shies from the sorrow"
Well I'm as puzzled as the newborn child
I'm as riddled as the tide:
Should I stand amid the breakers?
Or should I lie with death my bride?
Hear me sing, "Swim to me, swim to me
Let me enfold you
Here I am, Here I am
Waiting to hold you"



Ulf Haukenes

Long afloat on shipless oceans
I did all my best to smile
'Til your singing eyes and fingers
Drew me loving to your isle
And you sang
Sail to me, sail to me
Let me enfold you
Here I am, here I am
Waiting to hold you

Did I dream you dreamed about me ?
Were you hare when I was fox ?
Now my foolish boat is leaning
Broken lovelorn on your rocks
For you sing
'Touch me not, touch me not
Come back tomorrow
Oh my heart, oh my heart
Shies from the sorrow'

I am puzzled as the oyster
I am troubled as the tide
Should I stand amid your breakers ?
Or should I lie with death my bride ?
Hear me sing
'Swim to me, swim to me
Let me enfold you
Here I am, here I am
Waiting to hold you'



All comments from YouTube:

AgentXPQ

As someone who tends to be unemotional, I admit this one gets me a bit.

Elen Ol

There is too much heart in this ,its hard to bear

pleiadian13

“The only thing I stole from my father was a fleeting glimpse.”, Jeff Buckley.

voracious viewer

@Jimsy for sure, even less of a fan of mothers who think children are tools for their own upward mobility than fathers that just try to forget them.

Jimsy

@voracious viewer Mother doesn't have to have the child either. The mother is selfish too, if she knows the child will grow up sad.

play that solo boi

voracious viewer bla bla bla

holarc

@Lowell Upchurch he had sadness, perhaps some bitterness, but not disdain.

Lucas Quinn

@voracious viewer tim married once more till the end of his life.... mary had 3 failed marriages after tim, so go figure... well known for her reputation as a manipulative hysterical control freak.. her terrible "parenting" is conveniently forgotten by the masses.. dont fall for all of the "tim was a selfish asshole" bullshit because its exactly that; bullshit. And no opinon of yours will ever change this fact.

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Nikinya Fae

One of the most beautiful songs that have been written. Ever.

Sunny 2

Practical Werewolf I’ll say..😉

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