Memphis Skyline

Album: Want Two (2004)
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  • Never thought of Hades
    Under the Mississippi
    But still I've come to sing for him
    So southern furies
    Prepare to walk for my harp
    I have strung, and I will leave with him
    Relax the cogs of rhyme
    Over the Memphis sky
    Turn back the wheels of time
    Under the Memphis skyline
    always hated him for the way he looked
    In the gaslight of the morning
    Then came hallelujah sounding like Ophelia
    for me in my room living
    So kiss me, my darling stay with me till morning
    Turn back and you will stay
    Under the Memphis Skyline Writer/s: RUFUS WAINWRIGHT
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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Comments: 8

  • Msb from CaRufus, as stated, met him only once (I have a link to the story somewhere) and didn't like him for many years due to rivalry...in fact, he said he didn't listen to Jeff until after he died due to said rivlary, plus Jeff wasn't gay, and there's no sufficient evidence backing it up so I think any "dating" is highly unlikely...
  • Nicole from Philadelphia, Pai'm from Philly and I LOVE Rufus! I just saw him ion Atlantic City (my 5th time seeing him) and he brought me to tears again singing Hallelujah with his sister Lucy Wainwright Roche.
  • Chris from Philadelphia, Payou have to find something interesting on his songs first. it cant be something boring like "this song is about being sad"

    it has to be "this is about jeff buckley, whom rufus envied very much."

    oh, and this song also refers to ophelia and hamlet quite much. its actually relating buckley to ophelia, due to the fact that no one knows if he killed himself or it was an accident. same with ophelia.

    im gonna see if i can get something on "liberty cabbage" on here too.
  • Davis from Montreal, Canadacan we add some more songfacts on his songs? I've submitted a bunch from the info I got from his want 1-2 commentaries and NPR interview, but can we have somemore?
  • Chris from Philadelphia, Pai need to move to england. it seems everyone in philly doesnt like rufus.
  • Holly from Nottingham, EnglandAt the risk of adding nothing of any value to this thread, I love Rufus.....
  • Chris from Philadelphia, Pa*smiles*
  • James from London, EnglandWhen I saw him live recently, Rufus Wainwright played this followed immediately by Hallelujah(Leoard Cohen) which was on Grace and Wainwright did for the Shrek Soundtrack.Poignant and very well done!
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