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Monday, November 20, 2017
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Song to the Siren

Performed by This Mortal Coil

(NOTE: Lyrics may differ slightly from those shown below)

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 riddled as 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.

Tim Buckley/Larry Beckett
Tim Buckley Music ASCAP
19th Opus Music o/b/o Third Story Music, Inc. BMI

This Mortal Coil
Itíll End in Tears (1984)
4AD Records - CAD 411CD (UK)
ATCO Records 902969-1 Vinyl LP (USA)
Warner Bros. Records - 9 45454-2 (1998 US CD)

Running time 3:30


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