"Song To The Siren" as written by and Larry Beckett Tim Buckley....
On the floating, shapeless oceans
I did all my best to smile
'Till your singing eyes and fingers
Drew me loving in your eyes

And you sang: "Sail to me, sail to me, let me enfold you"
Here I'm, here I'm 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 to the sorrow.

Well, I'm as puzzled as a newborn child,
I'm as riddled as the tide.
Should I stand amid the breakers?
Or should I lie with dead 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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"Song to the Siren" as written by Tim Buckley Larry Beckett

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  • +1
    General CommentThere are a few mistakes,

    Correct lyrics:

    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 troubled at 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"
    AidanAythanon January 21, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionIf you have read Homer's Odyssey you'll remember the sirens that Odysseus exposed himself to. Odysseus was on a journey home and that's something I think this music represents is the continuity and journey of something in life. Ulysses is a later novel by James Joyce which further represents that idea of continuity on paper and the journey of the story. This song has a story similar, represents the psychological influence of sirens, and beautifully played guitar and sung.
    DevotchkAFaNon March 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of the best songs ever, both lyrically and musically. Plenty of artists have done versions of this song, and every one is beautiful, but I think I've found my favorite one. Thanks, John.
    wildorchidchildon January 20, 2009   Link
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    My Opinionthis song is so amazing
    and the feeling john sings it with, wow...
    helveteon August 25, 2009   Link

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