Song To The Siren

Album: Starsailor (1970)
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  • 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"

    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" Writer/s: Larry Beckett, Tim Buckley
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Hugh Mcphee from Wick, United KingdomHaunting song. Not taking anything away from Tim Buckly but I prefer Elizabeth Fraser's version. Tim had this inate ability to write lyrics that were visceral and visual. Had he not passed away from a drug overdose I wonder how popular the song would have become. As it is Song to the Siren is obscure but not forgotten.
  • Joel from Vallejo, CaAlso used in a remake of Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
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