"Everybody Here Wants You" as written by and Jeff Buckley....
Twenty-nine pearls in your kiss, a singing smile,
Coffee smell and lilac skin, your flame in me.
Twenty-nine pearls in your kiss, a singing smile,
Coffee smell and lilac skin, your flame in me.
I'm only here for this moment.
I know everybody here wants you.
I know everybody here thinks he needs you.
I'll be waiting right here just to show you

How our love will blow it all away.
Such a thing of wonder in this crowd,
I'm a stranger in this town, you're free with me.
And our eyes locked in downcast love, I sit here proud,
Even now you're undressed in your dreams with me.
I'm only here for this moment.
I know everybody here wants you.
I know everybody here thinks he needs you.
I'll be waiting right here just to show you
How our love will blow it all away.
I know the tears we cried have dried on yesterday
The sea of fools has parted for us
There's nothing in our way, my love
Don't you see, don't you see?
You're just the torch to put the flame
To all our guilt and shame,
And I'll rise like an ember in your name.
You know I, you know I,
I know everybody here wants you.
I know everybody here thinks he needs you.
I'll be waiting right here just to show you
Let me show that love can rise, rise just like
Embers.
Love can taste like the win of the ages, babe.
And I know they all look so good from a distance,
But I tell you I'm the one.
I know everybody here thinks he needs you,
Thinks he needs you
And I'll be waiting right here just to show you.


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"Everybody Here Wants You" as written by Jeffery Scott Buckley

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  • +3
    General Commentthe ULTIMATE make out song.
    myeyesareopenon May 14, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentJeff wrote this song for Joan Wasser, the girl he was seeing before he died.

    This song is so very sexy; can't help thinking what a lucky lady Joan was.
    MunkiNibbleson April 13, 2005   Link
  • +2
    My Interpretation"Twenty-nine pearls in your kiss a singing smile"
    -Here Jeff is saying that this woman is "real". More so, her beauty is real. By saying twenty-nine and not an even thirty he is saying she's not perfect thus establishing her beauty as natural.

    "Coffee smell and lilac skin"
    -This is very subtle but Jeff does a great job here painting a picture that this woman is not only sophisticated but beautiful as well.

    "Your flame in me"
    -Obviously, he stating that there is a burning desire inside of him for this woman

    "I know everybody here thinks he needs you"
    -Here Jeff is stating a universal truth about men and they're initial desire for a woman. I believe us men have this tendency to get quickly overwhelmed by a woman. Almost like a pre-love but very shallow. Every man there feels that way but Jeff knows deep in his heart that he loves, wants, and needs this woman for real.

    "You're such a thing of wonder in this crowd, I'm a stranger in this town. You're free with me"
    -Jeff is saying how she's "that chick" around her way. Every man there has at least a small desire for her and he's this out of towner that comes in and is the cause of envy. Also, by "free", he is saying how when he's not there she cannot "just be" because she is constantly being hit on and what not. Now that they're together she can lose herself in him and just focus on their love and not worry how she is constantly being checked out or hit on.

    "And our eyes locked in downcast love, I sit here proud. Even know you're undressed in your dreams with me"
    -He is setting the scene. They are out on a casual date. But even with their love downcast he can't help but admire her beauty and she can't help but fantasize about him. He's also establishing that their love is refined. This is no honeymoon phase although they are still deeply in love and very much so attracted to one another. Very grown and sexy right here.

    "And all the tears we've cried have dried on yesterday. The sea of fools has parted for us, there's nothing in our way"
    -I believe that Jeff is establishing how he once held a lot of jealousy. Which might have been the cause of mistrust and/or arguments and tension within the relationship. He's isn't always around and he knows she is very much desired by the men around her. This causes him to be insecure but he is stating how they're love is now refined and much stronger and those days have passed.

    "Don't you see, don't you see? You're just the torch to put the flame to all our guilt and shame"
    - He is basically saying that this woman is wifey status. When men are single they are promiscuous and they might do things with certain people that they might not be proud of. Or they could have mislead a woman just for sex. There lies the guilt and shame and she is the one to put an end to all that. He has the power to turn boys into men. This might be my favorite lyric in the song. And to top it all off, "And I will rise like an ember in your name". Very sexual from one angle and extremely beautiful from another.

    A true Masterpiece.
    Bdam123on November 12, 2009   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI've always had a completely different 'interpretation' of this song. I don't know why, but this just came to me the first time I heard it and has stuck ever since.

    In my version, it's a sad song where Jeff is not singing about himself and his girlfriend (as has been stated here as a fact which I accept by the way), but about an imaginary person. This guy is sitting on his own in a seedy bar, transfixed by this gorgeous girl who's singing on the stage. He's a sad and lonely kind of guy and this girl has totally fixated him. He really wants her to the point that he's having this huge fantasy about her falling in love with him. In his fantasy world, every other guy in the bar desperately wants her but she choses him. She's already noticed him and he's interpreted her glance as her having fallen for him - "Our eyes locked in downcast love, I sit here proud" and even wanting him sexually - "even now you're undressed in your dreams with me". He's getting quite worked up. He imagines she'll come over to him at the end of her set and more or less fall in love with him on the spot because "they all looks so good from a distance, but i tell you i'm the one". Then they'll go off into this beautiful future where they'll probably get married, definitely have loads of great sex and possibly even get to the point of having kids. All this is in his fantasy but it's so real he feels that he only has to sit and wait until she finishes her set and then it'll all happen - "I'll be waiting right here just to show you how our love will blow it all away". This fantasy is an antidote to his guilt and shame, "our guilt and shame" as he likes to think she shares this with him and they will rise together like embers.

    It's funny to read that so many people find this song so sexy. I still can't get over this feeling of it being a wonderfully sad, seedy, desperate song of unfulfillable longing. I love it.
    griznovskion February 02, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti'm quite a big buckley fan and i find this song far too cheesey and lovey... like, y'know... one of those crooner songs i.e. Dean Martin.

    I think there's a lot more romantic value in his other songs.
    muchthanmoreon June 28, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIm a huge fan of Jeff, and this ois one of my favourite songs, I find it so sensual. He makes you feel like hes singing it just for you...Its so easy fall in love with....beautiful, sexy, romantic...*Sigh*
    productofthe80son October 03, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song took a little longer to grow on me... it sounded too standard-- and I mean standard everyone, not standard Buckley-- It seemed lame and contrived. But it really is quite beautiful. His singing certainly is excellent here. It's not one of his bests, obviously, but it's great.
    MuadDibon February 26, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song; when I first heard it: Instantly Loved it. It's got this very beautiful soul-like tone, and I'm a fan of that kind of music too so it was beautiful to see him do this as well as heavier rockier songs. So diverse. In the words of his mother, "The World Is A Little Colder Without Him".
    StandAbsolvedon March 01, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentgood lord! can this song get any sexier? it's just oozing with eroticism and dripping with sensuality.

    it's not as "deep" as Jeff's other songs, but it's hella good.
    Anne21on March 23, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is so spectacular due to its stance on love. Jeffs regular songs, if I dare call them that, often present a sceptical view on love. A certain cynicism that is so addictive as we can all relate to the situations. This song is so pure and so believing in love, not concentrating on his usual cynicism, that it cant go wrong.
    ‘’the sea of fools has parted for us there's nothing in our way, my love’’….. this is the most subtly brilliant line he ever produced in my opinions
    Every time I hear this song I fall in love with jeff’s sincerity. We can but speculate on his experiences with love. We can tell its an emotion he is familiar with. Jeff said his songs came from dreams which often stemmed from real life.
    The obscurity he demonstrates in his music is romantic. Subordinate clauses dotted around verses which make no sense… However without them, the song would fall apart.

    I love this song.
    KSon August 18, 2006   Link

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