"So Real" as written by Jeff Buckley and Michael Tighe....
Love, let me sleep tonight on your couch
And remember the smell of the fabric
Of your simple city dress

Oh, that was so real
Oh, that was so real
Oh, that was so real

We walked around 'til the moon got full like a plate.
And the wind blew an invocation and I fell asleep at the gate
And I never stepped on the cracks 'cause I thought I'd hurt my mother
And I couldn't awake from the nightmare, that sucked me in and pulled me under
Pulled me under

Oh, that was so real
Oh, that was so real
Oh, that was so real

I love you
But I'm afraid to love you

I love you
But I'm afraid to love you
I'm afraid

Oh, that was so real
Oh, that was so real
Oh, that was so real

Oh, that was so real
Oh, that was so real
Oh, that was so real
Real, real, real

Oh, that was so real
Oh, that was so real

Oh, that was so real


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"So Real" as written by Michael Tighe Jeff Buckley

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  • +5
    General CommentI always loved this song, but I only recently 'get it' on reflection of my former love. Its amazing how you can have a feeling so strong, but after it's gone it can feel so distant.
    I sometimes imagine he says 'surreal' instead of 'so real' - 'cause you know, it is.
    Sireneon May 02, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is so amazing...it has this almost elegant acoustic bit at the beginning and then how it goes into the totally rocking hard-core bit in the middle is just phenomenal. Jeff Buckley's voice is amazing, his skills as a songwriter are unquestioned and the tone and atmosphere he brings to this song make you want to cry.
    no_quarter51on July 09, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentEver had that isolated moment that leaps out at you from the normal stream of existence because it's so perfectly crystalized? That's the feeling I get from this song and the repeated phrase "so real." Buckley always seems like he's on something of a different plane, but isolated moments bring him into sharp contact with the world around him. Love -- the kind of really connecting, belonging-to-another-soul love -- was, I think, kind of scary for Jeff, because it would have impacted the fragile beauty of the world in his head.
    Decades from now, people are going to be listening to every single note and shading of Buckley's music, like they do with Charlie Parker or Django Reinhardt, trying to hear all the nuances of music and emotion he packed in there.
    willy61on July 30, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentJust like practically everyone here, I love this song...amazing. Jeff Buckley is just fantastic.

    But has anyone else thought the lyrics "and I couldn't awake from the nightmare that sucked me in and pulled me under, pulled me under " are really creepy given the way he tragically passed away?
    creedudeon February 02, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is wonderful!!!! the film clip is amazing and the music just makes me cry...."i love you but i'm afraid to love you" - yeah, i get that....
    Kezon May 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjeff was afraid of natural bodies of water...he used drowning imagery in heaps of songs, but it was an accident the day he drowned....finally wasn;t afraid to go into a natural body of water...closure....
    Kezon July 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree this song is indeed fantasic. I get shivers down my spine when i hear jeff buckley's voice. I think he has an amazing voice, its shuch a shame he's gone now. i still listen to him when i go to sleep i find his voice very calming.
    dee the gypsyon May 12, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so real.
    carmson June 14, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song puts me to sleep. By the way, this isn't a bad thing, it calms me.
    xrachiexon June 20, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe lyrics to this song are simple, but oh so deep. and the music is just so amazing. im inspired. this is the music i reflect to.
    XOoviciousoOXon June 25, 2003   Link

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