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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"



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:

pleiadian13

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

Bubba Jones

So far away, but so close at the same time…a tortured existence, so different that they’re alike

margeys

@Lowell Upchurch jealousy

Robert Stanley

Wow

C Bo

@Daniela Martelli he died when Jeff was 8 years old

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Andrew Wabik

The sirens of greek mythology drew men out to sea where they would drown. I think of his son, Jeff, in this song, who drowned while swimming in a river. That's what makes this song hard to hear.

Billy Likitsakos music

Wow. That is an eerie coincidence. 😢

Andrew Wabik

@Theresa May Okay, so after asking my wife, who's something of a self taught expert on such topics, you are actually correct. Especially when talking about the Greek interpretations. If you listen to the song, he makes allusion to crashing into rocks. But my interpretation was correct in later translations. Specifically the Russian Rusalki. BTW she has a website, whiteroseofavalon.life for anyone interested in myths and lore.

Andrew Wabik

@Theresa May Ive heard that somewhere, but I've also heard the inverse. A quick google search would settle it.

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