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Jeff Buckley — Grace
Album: Grace
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Released: 1994
Length: 5:20
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There's the moon asking to stay
Long enough for the clouds to fly me away
Well it's my time coming
I'm not afraid to die
My fading voice sings of love
But she cries to the clicking of time
Of time

Wait in the fire
Wait in the fire

And she weeps on my arm
Walking to the bright lights in sorrow
Oh drink a bit of wine we both might go tomorrow
Oh my love
And the rain is falling and I believe
My time has come
It reminds me of the pain
I might leave
Leave behind

Wait in the fire
Wait in the fire

(It reminds me of the pain
I might leave
Leave behind)

And I feel them drown my name
So easy to know and forget with this kiss
I'm not afraid to go but it goes so slow

Wait in the fire
Wait in the fire
Wait in the fire
Wait in the fire
Wait in the fire
Wait in the fire
Wait in the fire
Wait in the fire
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I can definitely see why some people might find his voice (especially later in this song) shrill and less-than-appealing, but I am in complete AWE of his skill & talent. While I've never graduated beyond going to open-mike nights, I've prided myself on my vocal range. Jeff Buckley is the unattainable goal for me, the ability to hit & hold any note he wanted, with vibrato, with power, for however long was appropriate. His fearlessness, his unquenchable musical curiosity, his solid songwriting and guitar ability - it is a crying shame that he never had the chance to realize the depth & breadth of his gifts.
Absolutely awful.  Thank goodness it (eventually) ends...
Oh my god...what the *^%& was that?
 splooge wrote:


Yes, indeed you are.

  

  No comment about the song.... I just love your ROTFLMAO Emoticon....
 Zep wrote:

Then I am an idiot, because I really hate it. Is he trying to channel Zepp? Is he evoking big hair 80s bands? I dunno but it was just too much shriekage. And I actually like Buckley.  But not this.

Graceless.

-1

 

Yes, indeed you are.

Masterpiece!  {#Yes}
Oh man! My head hurts at 4 in the morning! I really could do without his vocal exercize....
 redstorm wrote:
his most recent work is called pedestrian, i think that about says it all....{#Mrgreen}
 

Umm...he died in a drowning accident in Memphis on May 29, 1997.{#Yell}
i4niblind wrote:
This is definitely one of those either love it or hate it songs.. Smart people like it, and the idiots hate it.

Then I am an idiot, because I really hate it. Is he trying to channel Zepp? Is he evoking big hair 80s bands? I dunno but it was just too much shriekage. And I actually like Buckley.  But not this.

Graceless.

-1

This is definitely one of those either love it or hate it songs..   Smart people like it, and the idiots hate it.
music with yelling.
Wow. Polarizing. Funny how the trashy comments abound, though. {#No}
his most recent work is called pedestrian, i think that about says it all....{#Mrgreen}
This song just gets worse as it goes along.
this song means so much to me.
Well, I don't know about the yells but I'm thinking yes. Takes a lot of oomphf to pull that off, and I think he's done it.
 Stefen wrote:
His version of Hallelujah on this album is sublime. But this song doesn't seem to ring the bell of very many listeners.
 
I'm visualing a ..... a ...... large cat on a fence ....... and he's ........ yowling ....... really loudly ....... {#Yell}
His version of Hallelujah on this album is sublime. But this song doesn't seem to ring the bell of very many listeners.
A wailing banshee there at the end. Yikes!
If his voice wasn't trying so hard, this would be seriously cool. The music is stunning. He is considerably less so.
Still stunning. edit: Also prescient? "and the rain is falling and i believe my time has come it reminds me of the pain i might leave leave behind wait in the fire... and i feel them drown my name so easy to know and forget with this kiss i'm not afraid to go but it goes so slow"
not his best by far... :snooty:
Crankin' it up on this Friday Night. It suits my mood.
Needs to go to 11.
Love that Rating Curve. The sign of great music. =)
Carl wrote:
Love the "atmospheric" lush chords in this one. But, Jeff certainly sounds anguished. Is that why he died?
As some have pointed out, he seemed to have a problem with "restraint," and was known for impulsive acts. Like jumping into the Wolf River for a night swim at near-flood stage. That is how he died, and an incredible talent was lost. I think the "unrestrained" vocal may be his experimentation with sufi singing (some of the musically-educated will have to weigh in on that). But from what I've read and heard from folks who were in NYC when he was playing there, he was quite a character with a great deal of intensity. Read Dream Brother for an interesting story of both him and his father.
EssexTex wrote:
Love this it's unrestrained and free...the best singers and songs tread new paths that's why we like em.
Nothing worse than a singer who... Almost... But not quite... Gives his all to a song... (When it's required).
BEGINNING TO HURT.
thank you - my ears were about to fall off
Love this it's unrestrained and free...the best singers and songs tread new paths that's why we like em.
Queue wrote:
yup, maybe more than a little more restraint this song makes me want to divert the stream and go elsewhere. but that's just me...
C'mon people, it was his first and only full length album released while he was alive. He didn't have the opportunity to obtain the discipline that comes with age and experience.
Oh Lord... Wow! Thanks for NOT playing "Hallelujah"! What a truly staggering album! R.I.P.
:cheers:
DoctorHooey wrote:
I feel like Jeff Buckley had that condition that some very gifted singers have - because he CAN do so much, he DOES ... all the time. This song is most definitely evidence of that. His voice really was a remarkable instrument. I personally would find his music more enjoyable if he were to apply a little more restraint in his choices.
yup, maybe more than a little more restraint this song makes me want to divert the stream and go elsewhere. but that's just me...
xc_para_puravida wrote:
Guess there's no middle road regarding the late Mr. Buckley. For my money, both he and his late father were sheer genius. To each his/her own...
Agreed. I think this song is sheer brilliance.
I do not hate this. However, I have always felt that Jeff Buckley's singing style lacks the discipline characteristic of a truly top notch vocalist. This does not mean that he 'sucks' or that those who like him are ignorant. It is clear hat he had a good voice, but it wandered all over the place. This aspect does grate on me.
Love the "atmospheric" lush chords in this one. But, Jeff certainly sounds anguished. Is that why he died?
I feel like Jeff Buckley had that condition that some very gifted singers have - because he CAN do so much, he DOES ... all the time. This song is most definitely evidence of that. His voice really was a remarkable instrument. I personally would find his music more enjoyable if he were to apply a little more restraint in his choices.
robco1 wrote:
:roflol: Good one! But your taste in music sucks. :ass:
:lol: What? :beat:
keller1 wrote:
Brutal.
Still brutal.
Rancid. An exemplary 1.
ugh. too much screaming. good musician, but too much.
Sorry J.B. fans, but please make it STOP!!!!!
Timeless! Jeff at his best!
Love it!
xc_para_puravida wrote:
Guess there's no middle road regarding the late Mr. Buckley. For my money, both he and his late father were sheer genius. To each his/her own...
I'm with you, bro'.
ScottFromWyoming wrote:
But this song blows meaty chunks.
:roflol: Good one! But your taste in music sucks. :ass:
robco1 wrote:
Makes me :fire: All you haters can stick your half-assed opinions up your collective... :beat: :beat: :beat: By the way, every pice of music that you truly love and that touches your soul "like totally sucks, dude!"
But this song blows meaty chunks.
Guess there's no middle road regarding the late Mr. Buckley. For my money, both he and his late father were sheer genius. To each his/her own...
Other than when I've had to answer the phone, this is the first time I've felt compelled to turn the volume down on RP.
MissAmy wrote:
How could so many people hate this so much? That just makes me very, very, very sad... :(
Makes me :fire: All you haters can stick your half-assed opinions up your collective... :beat: :beat: :beat: By the way, every pice of music that you truly love and that touches your soul "like totally sucks, dude!"
Awful!
Ugh!
A bit over-ripe.
Hope he didn't hurt himself with that high note!
Excellent emotional track
Yes! Buckley rules!
Great song. Really shows what JB was up to. And the great backing vocal bridge in the middle still gives me goose-bumps.
yuck
ZedLeppelin wrote:
Surprising to see so many negative comments, given that more than 3 times as many people rate it 8 or above. Those that love it must be happy to just sit back and enjoy a jewel.
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
Shame this wasn't played last Tuesday (The Day of Silence) instead of spoiling my Saturday.
All his songs make me think what a trememdous loss the musical community has suffered. Way ahead of his time.
Well, personally it remains in my top 10 albums of all time list. I actually try & limit my listens though - to keep it fresh!
Surprising to see so many negative comments, given that more than 3 times as many people rate it 8 or above. Those that love it must be happy to just sit back and enjoy a jewel.
I just have no idea how to rate that. (Although it's not looking to good for Jeff right now)
KermitDfrog wrote:
I like Jeff Buckley, but had to mute this one.
I'm with you Kermit. Oh God ... the wailing. And I own this album.
Still Godlike!!! :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: This song is a crude proof of his genious... some raw stuff sounding just like a masterpiece! THANKS, RP! :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:
Jimi_the_Saint wrote:
My absolute favorite artist. It gets no better as far as I'm concerned. Brilliant.
Jimi, you're an absolute genius. I couldn't agree more. Cheers to you and your impeccable taste.
That was a great segue from Dave Matthews. And as Allan said, "The best part about it was that Dave Matthews was ending." :lol:
I like Jeff Buckley, but had to mute this one. rolf wrote:
:rolleyes: I simply don't like that screaming. 2!
No matter how often you don't play it, its still awful.
Sorry. This just sounds like a cat fight to me.
DrLex wrote:
This must be one of the most polarizing songs in the RP playlist...
Polarized reviews are one of the key things I look for when browsing the web for new music and movies. It generally indicates that the brain needs to do some work on the subject matter, which is quite annoying to some. Annoyingly Good one might say. ;)
Jimi_the_Saint wrote:
My absolute favorite artist. It gets no better as far as I'm concerned. Brilliant.
Jimi, you're an absolute genius. I couldn't agree more. Cheers to you and your impeccable taste.
CoYoT51 wrote:
G R E A T !!! Those who give 1 o 2 DO not feel what music is!
:rolleyes: I simply don't like that screaming. 2!
Are ya' kiddin' me with the lyrics to this song? There's the moon asking to stay Long enough for the clouds to fly me away Well it's my time coming, i'm not afraid to die Oh drink a bit of wine we both might go tomorrow Oh my love And the rain is falling and i believe My time has come It reminds me of the pain I might leave Leave behind Damn that's eerie. I've had this as 7 for a while. I just don't get into the whole j buckley craze, and so many do, so I've heard the song and the whole disc so so often. But this is a good song. Okay, 8.
i cant decide if i like this or hate it .. yet.
Awwwwww, man, this song is still playin'??!!!! Yikes!
I hear a bit of Mars Volta.
So this is my least favorite track off this otherwise fabulous CD. But it's growing on me...upgraded to a 6 today. We might make 7 someday, although I probably won't go higher than that. A gal has to have her standards, you know. Edit: Ew, we just got to the end with the tortured wailing and such...I might have spoken too soon. I'll let it keep the 6. For now.
How could so many people hate this so much? That just makes me very, very, very sad... :(
Brutal.
This must be one of the most polarizing songs in the RP playlist...
STILL SUUUUUUUCKS!
Have you heard of the band OURS? That's what this sounds a lot like. Not bad in my opinion...one hell of a voice. Makes me want to break out my old copy of Distorted Lullabyes
Awwww ya ruined it!
eskles wrote:
240 comments is too many to scroll, so apologies if this has already been said: Is this what Thom Yorke is trying to sound like?
I heard that Jeff was definitely an influnece of Radiohead's - a good thing in my opinion
I used to detest this until my son bought the CD. Now that I am familiar with it I have to say that this, and much of Buckley's music, is pure genius.
Did this bimbo finally give birth to whatever he was pregnant with? This really sucks!
My absolute favorite artist. It gets no better as far as I'm concerned. Brilliant.
G R E A T !!! Those who give 1 o 2 DO not feel what music is!
This album is on also on my top 10. What a loss...
240 comments is too many to scroll, so apologies if this has already been said: Is this what Thom Yorke is trying to sound like?
tnt_thomas wrote:
Double Ditto. Not often I mute a song. :frustrated:
What a voice.What a waste.Had he lived,he might have realised that music needs melody.
I knew this was the Last Goodbye guy....
jonnydreaming wrote:
One of the best albums I own.
definitely a top ten-er. this guy was nuts.
...can't ever accuse RP of not having variety...that was - interesting...
jjballen wrote:
Would someone put that guy out of his misery?
You're too late.
Would someone put that guy out of his misery? This song is played far too often. I like variety, but not this variety.
:sick: whew. . . so glad that's over. . .
One of the best albums I own.
jtdiver wrote:
Buckley was a little out there but had one of the best voices ever. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Buckley
A LITTLE?
In Tense Sub Lime Maj Estic !!! :crown:
I cannot say to love the whole production of jeff.... it is rich of very variegated and particular things, some they touch some ropes of mine and they make me wave (and a lot) others less... great artist, a voice like few others to the world
Buckley ,Jeff = good music
bostonbeerguy wrote:
quite possibly the worst song I've ever heard on this station.
Double Ditto. Not often I mute a song. :frustrated:
His dad wasn't nearly as annoying-Go Govener Slugwell!
quite possibly the worst song I've ever heard on this station. Makes me wish for Madeline Peyroux, 10 times in a row.
sucks.
this probably goes over well in France
Shoot me now!
Buckley was a little out there but had one of the best voices ever. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Buckley
i gave it a 10; hilariously, there are almost as many 1's as 10's. oh well.
Someone who wishes he was Robert Plant
Zweiblumen wrote:
My mom would listen to this.
Your mom is hot!
Thank You Bill, What a way to get my Thursday mornin' off to the right start. I love anything Jeff Buckley! :clap:
SuperWeh wrote:
Grace is really one of my all-time favorite albums, I can listen to it again and again and it never seems to bore, although I must admit that I didn't care for it the first few times I listened to it.
I think I experienced that too. Maybe the soaring intensity interferes too much with the brain's original processing of the tune the first few times hearing it.
so that's where the singer for the mars volta got his inspiration!
What a wonderful combination of darkness and beauty! Buckley rocked!
Looks like we have a tie between godlike and sucko-barfo on this song. Quite interesting rating chart. :eh: