"Mojo Pin" as written by Gary Michael Lucas and Jeff Buckley....
I'm lying in my bed
The blanket is warm
This body will never be safe from harm
Still feel your hair, black ribbons of coal
Touch my skin to keep me whole

If only you'd come back to me
If you laid at my side
Wouldn't need no mojo pin
To keep me satisfied

Don't want to weep for you, don't want to know
I'm blind and tortured, the white horses flow
The memories fire, the rhythms fall slow
Black beauty I love you so

Precious, precious silver and gold and pearls in oyster's flesh
Drop down we two to serve and pray to love
Born again from the rhythm, screaming down from heaven
Ageless, ageless, I'm there in your arms

Don't want to weep for you, I don't want to know
I'm blind and tortured, the white horses flow
The memories fire, the rhythms fall slow
Black beauty I love you so, so, slow

The welts of your scorn, my love, give me more
Send whips of opinion down my back, give me more
Well it's you I've waited my life to see
It's you I've searched so hard for

Don't want to weep for you, I don't want to know
I'm blind and tortured, the white horses flow
The memories fire, the rhythms fall slow
Black beauty I love you so, so,
Black, black, black beauty


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"Mojo Pin" as written by Jeff Buckley, Gary Lucas

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  • +4
    General CommentOk people this is what Jeff said about Mojo Pin - "Sometimes if somebody you feel you need... the whole universe tells you that you have to have her, you start watching her favorite TV shows all night, you start buying her the things she needs, you start drinking her drinks, you start smoking her bad cigarettes, you start picking up her nuances in her voice, you sleep in safe sometimes the most dangerous thing... this is called Mojo Pin." (Astoria, London, UK, 18/01/95)
    Maya333on July 20, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General CommentHmm....that Buckley. He was a mysterious one.
    PaperFaceon July 30, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentApparently he really drank a lot, hahaha
    Jonsion December 11, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Commentwhat ever the fukin songs about some of you guys need to stop saying 'this song is about..' cus some of the shite your coming out with really sucks
    mussolinion June 06, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentMy favourite song of all time. I actually have nothing else to say.
    pizzatarianon August 11, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe song is a euphemism for "a dropper full of smack that you shoot into your arm" as jeff said once...
    Kezon July 30, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell,
    Im not too sure about this.. its kinda late and my story may be skewed
    When jeff was young He got his first guitar. Later in life that guitar was stolen.
    The guitar was a Black Gibson Les Paul Custom commonly known as a "black beauty" (seriously, look it up on ebay).
    Now. Anyone who knows about gibson two pickup guitars knows that to switch to the rhythm pick up. you switch the toggle knob up...and for the screamin treble pickup...you switch down...Born again (rise up?) from the rhythm screaming down from heaven.
    OK. The Gibson Les Paul was "anointed" in gold and silver with pearl inlay in the neck...Precious, precious silver and gold And pearls in oyster's flesh...

    Look... I know all of this seams far fetched but...IF the rumors of jeff writing this song while all screwed up on herion or whatever the rumors are... maybe this is what was in his subconsious...or maybe he just really missed the guitar (which i belive he found another just like it around the time of the mystery white boy tour) and decided to embelish the thought of having it back...
    OR maybe its just the only Buckley coinsidence that has nothing to do with Death by drowning in a river...

    blah blah blah amazing song Jeff... Happy Birthday
    -love
    mike
    Roadking335on November 17, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's my mojo baby, yeah.
    Well So far I've learned a few things, One being the excellent story Roadking335 had told us, never heard that before. Two, that Mojo pin is a certain kind of alcohol. Third thatJeff Buckley himself stated that this song was a euphemism for a dropper full of smack that u shoot into your arm, very interesting. Fourth the song depresses maggotbrain, but still is a excellent song. Fifth that bobo192 has givin us some insight on the mojo term, magic charm or amulet, derives from medicine man. very cool i guess you folks pretty much covered everything um... so..... let me add this.Some of the live versions of MOJO PIN that I've come across are all crazy and fun and here are sum lyrics intro to mojo Pin off the Australian'Grace' CD single

    You got me shakin like a lover's bed
    on a hardwood floor,
    in the New York summertime.
    Melting on a tongue of Gold

    Then at the end of this version he speaks in a very convincing tone repeating .......... If you hurt me I'll kill you , If you hurt me I'll kill you .....If you hurt me I'll kill you I mean wow intense words for an intense man. A must hear if you love buckster as much as me.
    Concrete hearton January 02, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJeff Buckley was not an addict of any kind, unless music counts.
    AngelDust20on February 13, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJeff wasn't a druggie. He drank some, but he wasn't an alcoholic, and he didn't really drink until his 20's. He smoked pot, yes, and did it with some frequency, but he wasn't a pothead. He wasn't a druggie. He experimented while on tour, but considering his hatred for his father, he didn't want to get INTO drugs and die like Tim. He only tried heroin once or twice. He wasn't an addict, and what he DID do, he hated himself for. He realized that that stuff got in the way of his aims as a musician.

    Also, the song is about a dream that Jeff had back when he was working with Gary Lucas and his band, as others have commented. The person's using heroin in the absence of a lover.
    Sin-éon April 06, 2006   Link

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