Eternal Life
Jeff Buckley Lyrics


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
Oh 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
What is love, where is happiness, what is life, where is peace?
When will I find the strength to bring me release?

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
I've got a message for you and your twisted hell
You better turn around and blow your kiss goodbye to life eternal
Angel yeah
Angel, unh, angel, unh

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Written by: JEFF BUCKLEY

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Lyrics

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
Oh 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
What is love, where is happiness, what is life, where is peace?
When will I find the strength to bring me release?
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
I've got a message for you and your twisted hell
You better turn around and blow your kiss goodbye to life eternal
Angel yeah
Angel, unh, angel, unh



All comments from YouTube:

Tony Bates

A lot of musicians die after their creative peak, and of course it's sad, BUT:

You get the feeling this guy was just getting started.

billytankx

@Righteous Agitator I read that he drowned because a boat went by and caused a large wake and he was swimming in the river with all of his clothes on... He must have gotten quite heavy and maybe he inhaled a large quantity of water from the waves that were created? I think it said that the autopsy revealed he did NOT have any drugs in his system. So maybe he was just a weak swimmer...

Righteous Agitator

What pain did he inflict on himself? Don't get me wrong... What caused him to drown? What could his happyness and comfort have brought us? Happy songs?

Joe Janssens

Simon0 despite the fact that we missed out on future music and lost an incredible dude, his voice was still heard none the less, his message has been carried across and he was able to make the point he was trying to make. Especially through songs like this one, he’s so right about everything he said in this song. I wish he hadn’t died but it definitely wasn’t in vain, and I’m sure he still would have felt very accomplished with just the one studio album he released. I think he’s the greatest male vocalist of all time, even other guys that do have the vocal range he has don’t have quite the gusto he had in my opinion. I don’t think anyone’s ever been able to improvise with their voice the way he was able too, he was a master at expressing a wide range of emotions through his voice. And I’d go even further to argue that he’s perhaps the greatest solo or individual artist of all time, not just because of his voice but his guitar playing as well. He was a real jazz connoisseur, one could argue that he wasn’t the fastest or craziest guitarist of all time like a jimmy page or what have you, but just him and his guitar alone brought forth a type of feel that I personally appreciate more than the typical type of guitarist who throws all these insane guitar licks in your face. I haven’t heard not one song intro that wasn’t absolutely phenomenal, the man knew his jazz chords up and down the neck of the guitar, and he’d still throw some licks in there or subtle nuances that would just beef the song up a little more. Sometimes subtlety is better than excess, undoubtedly.

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Hall Park

Why’d you have to ruin my day with this truth?

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Logan Randall

Can we take a moment to appreciate the bass

Jonathan Van Horn

@Gary James it’s kind of a stretch, but it reminds me quite a bit of the key change towards the end of “Rats” by Pearl Jam.

Jonathan Van Horn

@Gary James you’re right! A subtle little key change type thing with the bass! I was listening for what you meant! Nice call GJ!

Jonathan Van Horn

Great call! So freaking punchy!!!

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