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This Mortal Coil and Tim Buckley


I am enjoying this song, the This Mortal Coil version of it. It was originally recorded by Tim Buckley, also a nice version. I just enjoy the ethereal version a little more. Either way, the lyrics are beautiful standing alone.

Lyrics to “Song to the Siren” by This Mortal Coil

On the floating, shapeless oceans
I did all my best to smile
til your singing eyes and fingers
drew me loving into your eyes.

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 here when I was full sail?
Now my foolish boat is leaning,
broken love lost on your rocks.
For you sang,
“Touch me not, touch me not, come back tomorrow.”
Oh my heart, oh my heart shies from the sorrow.

I’m as puzzled as a newborn child.
I’m as riddled as the tide.

Should I stand amid the breakers?
Or shall 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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My name is Michael Sean Gallagher. I am a Lecturer in Digital Education at the Centre for Research in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh. I am Co-Founder and Director of Panoply Digital, a consultancy dedicated to ICT and mobile for development (M4D); we have worked with USAID, GSMA, UN Habitat, Cambridge University and more on education and development projects. I was a researcher on the Near Futures Teaching project, a project that explores how teaching at The University of Edinburgh unfold over the coming decades, as technology, social trends, patterns of mobility, new methods and new media continue to shift what it means to be at university. Previously, I was the Research Associate on the NERC, ESRC, and AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund sponsored GCRF Research for Emergency Aftershock Forecasting (REAR) project. I was an Assistant Professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (한국외국어대학교) in Seoul, Korea. I have also completed a doctorate at University College London (formerly the independent Institute of Education, University of London) on mobile learning in the humanities in Korea.

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