"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 Gary Michael Lucas, Jeff Buckley

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  • +3
    General CommentHmm....that Buckley. He was a mysterious one.
    PaperFaceon July 30, 2002   Link
  • +3
    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
  • +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 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 CommentI believe this song is about masturbation and the fantasy of a woman he wants.

    I'm lying in my bed
    The blanket is warm

    [that's the general location for this activity, right? ;) ]

    This body will never be safe from harm

    [euphemism for "beating" it]

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

    [If only you were here i wouldn't need to masturbate to facilitate the connection i need with you.]

    Don't want to weep for you, don't want to know

    [I don't want to pine for you, don't want to know why you're not here]

    I'm blind and tortured, the white horses flow
    The memories fire, the rhythms fall slow

    [the white horses are semen, the memories are the basis of the fantasy, and the rhythms are the cadence of strokes]

    Black beauty I love you so

    [possibly "black" beauty because she represents the dark unrequited love that tortures him]

    Precious, precious silver and gold and pearls in oyster's flesh

    [the fantasy continues..."precious" to him, like these minerals. Also, "pearl in an oyster's flesh" could be a euphemism for the clitoris]

    i think once you have the masturbation metaphor in your mind, it's pretty easy to see how the rest of the lyrics coincide with my theory.
    Most of Buckley's songs are about love and how he tries to capture those moments with his music...I may be wrong, but now I can't listen to this song without thinking about this act that is so delicate and vulgar at the same time.

    :)
    Pserahon August 08, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is amazing..."the welts of your scorn my love give me more..."
    Kezon June 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat is a mojo pin?
    PaperFaceon July 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA mojo is a magic charm, or an amulet. Derives from "medicine man".
    Bobo192on July 28, 2002   Link

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