"A Body Goes Down" as written by and Duncan Sheik....
Once in a while
A man comes along
Even his failures were favorite songs
Oh to have made something so unsurpassed
As certain things fall away
So certain things last
A body goes down
In the Mississippi waters
Weighted by a beauty
Afraid of its light
Notify your holy men
Console your sons and daughters
And tell me one more time
What is just
What is right
Chances are good
We spread blasphemous lies
Safe to say nobody knew what was inside
Of course there is grace
And those halos of pain
Maybe he sang what he came here to sing

Speed on to the next world
Speed on to the next life
Better I'm sure by far
Orpheus driven
Treasures given
Heal the most broken of hearts
Speed on, speed on, speed on


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"A Body Goes Down" as written by Duncan Sheik

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    General CommentI think part of this song..has to do with Jeff Buckley. He died by drowning.." A body goes down in Mississippi waters". If my memory serves me right, Jeff Buckley drowned in waters near or the Mississippi River, being tugged down under a wake of a boat.
    PhantomMoonon September 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe whole song is about JB.
    Destructedstaron October 12, 2004   Link
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    General Commentsee also "Chet Baker's Unsung Swan Song" - same theme
    mariaralucaon March 29, 2008   Link

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