I’ve started and re-started this blog post 3-4 times. It doesn’t happen very often – because most times I write about anything up here, it’s because I know exactly what I want to say about it.
But nothing I say about Jeff Buckley could even come close to conveying how I feel about his music without sounding melodramatic, possibly pretentious and maybe even a little bit crazy!
It makes me so sad the world lost him so prematurely – I want more.
I’m going to keep this short – just a list of my favourite songs and a couple of lyrics.
Lover You Should Have Come Over – “It’s never over, my Kingdom for a kiss upon her shoulder”
I Know We Could Be So Happy Baby (If We Wanted to Be) – “I’m not with you, but of you”
Last Goodbye – “Why can’t we overcome this wall? Baby, maybe it’s just because I didn’t know you at all.”
I Want Someone Badly
and, of course:
Here’s a spotify playlist, to make it even easier.
This is what made me finally attempt to write about him:
“To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour”
- William Blake, “Auguries of Innocence”
I wish I had read that somewhere other than an ad board on a Metropolitan line train… :p