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Posted by on Jul 8, 2008

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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