"Opened Once" as written by and Buckley....
I once was open
And one with a travelling heart
I loved with disregard

Just like the fiction
Rushing in your riverbed
Arise like applause in my head

And in the half-light
Where we both stand
This is the half-light
See me as I am

Just like the ocean
Always in love with the moon
It's overflowing now
Inside you

We fly right over
The minds of so many in pain
We are the smile of light that brings them rain

In the half light
Where we both stand
In the half light
You saw me as I am

I am a railroad track abandoned
With the sunset
I ever happened
That I ever happened

Lyrics submitted by weezerific:cutlery, edited by AngelsBliss, sleeplesscas

"Opened Once" as written by Jeff Buckley

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  • +1
    General CommentOne of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard. Jeff is my one true hero (alongside Mr T) and this songs reminds me why, over and over again.
    hang on to a dreamon June 07, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm about 99% sure he's saying "I loved disregard", not "I loved this sweet guy".
    tristan105on July 04, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe music of this song is just incredible..."just like the fiction rushing in your riverbed"
    Absolute incredible poetry.
    MusicOfSilenceon April 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe singer is mourning the loss of his simplicity, his innocence and his youth, "I once was open, a one with a travelling heart/ I loved this sweet guy", and he's trying to explain it to another person, "see me as I am."
    cravenmonketon June 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is stunning. It's just so beautiful. Jeff's voice is amazing. I think this song can mean different things to different people. To me, it is a love song, but not neccesarily a loud declaration of passion for someone else. Maybe even love for yourself? Whether that love is there or not, i think everyone can relate in one way. The lyrics are poetic and lovely. I've cried to this song, i've written my own poetry to this song, and i've cried to this. It's so relaxing. I love it.
    Licion October 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo sad, so very sad. The last few lines make me want to cry, anyone who has gone through heavy emotional termoil will relate to this song.
    Ammojamon January 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of the very few songs who's lyrics are just as perfect as the music. What compeles an individual to be able to create something this flawless is beyond me.
    Roland Ripleyon February 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI totally think the lyrics are some of the best that go with a song. PERFECTION. I love this guy's music. This is probably one of the only songs that have ever almost forced me to cry.

    Listening to it gets a tear in my eye, and it's not because of anything in my life, but the sadness is reaised 110% by Jeff's own eventual circumstances.
    StandAbsolvedon March 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe last lines, including the sunset and the railroad track bit, are my favourite for a song, and I think that's practically fact that they are some of the best ever. "That I ever Happened....."
    StandAbsolvedon March 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsuch a perfect and fragile walk of bittersweetness, can't hardly bear it.
    _ellieon March 09, 2006   Link

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