"You and I" as written by and Buckley....
You and I.
Ah, the calm below that poisoned river wild,
You and I.
Tears that dry on a rude awakened child.

Where you look down
I've walked before, burning holes
With eyes of liquid brown.
If we had only known, in a way

We wouldn't reach this ground.
You were my only home, silver eyes.
I want to see you shine.
And we will fell the weight

Fall away from us in time
Searching our past for the true
You and I, you and I, you and I,
All for you.

Where you think you'll fall,
I adore you.
Where you shut your soul,
I will open for you.

If we had only known, in a way
We'd never reach this ground.
I'll know, silver eyes.
I can see us shine.

I said, we will fell the weight
Fall away from us in time
Searching our past for a true
You and I, you and I, you and I,
All for you.


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"You and I" as written by Jeff Buckley

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  • +2
    General CommentJust to add, during "we will feel the weight fall away from us in time,
    it really does sound like he's crying or tearing up.
    Jonsion January 02, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's really hard for me to listen to this song.
    There's something about the way he's pushing out his notes,
    it just makes me so sad. Like you really feel his pain.
    Jonsion January 02, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti only recently heard this song despite having this album for about a year now. i think its very beautiful and caguht my attention from the first note. this may be me but there is a hint in the melody in the very beginning that makes it sound like hes about to go into 'i put a spell on you' its got this painful, desperate sound that is so intense and to me it feels as though maybe he is letting go of someone he loves finally accpeting he has lost her 'and we will feel the weight fall away from us in time'
    Limeylaineyon April 15, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"silver eyes" makes me think of his ex-gf Rebecca Moore - she has very light gray/blue eyes. He also mentions her "silver eyes" in an older song from 1992 called In The Cantina "fill my head like her silver eyes". There's another small connection between this song and Nightmares by the Sea. In both songs (but only during the live versions) he repeats a line:

    You and I - found you in the morning capsized

    Nightmares - I found her in the morning capsized.
    melusineon March 25, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti'd probably put this in my top 3 favourite jeff songs. maybe i'm just seeing something that isn't there, but to me this song's about a guy who has been in love with a girl for a long time and she hasn't been ready to commit to him. i think it's like he's trying to tell her that everything will be ok. again, maybe that's just me. i love it anyway. jeff's voice is at it's best here
    hang on to a dreamon September 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti adore the song. he's voice is haunting here.

    xx
    rahtwinkleon September 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is AMAZING.

    I think it's basically about two people in love. It kind of sounds like people have given them a hard time, or they have other issues to think about before they can fully commit to a relationship

    "and we will feel the weight. fall away from us in time. searching our past for the true."

    Maybe I'm wrong, but that line implies some kind of baggage, or something holding them back. But when they finally get over it, or get rid of it, they can fully be in the relationship.

    "ah, the calm below that poisoned river wild, you and i. "

    That line kind of makes it sound like the poisoned river wild is the world around them, and their love is trying to exist within it.
    Miss_Miseryon August 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentok...has no one else realised the connection with this song and jeff buckleys death? look
    'the calm below that poisoned river wild'
    'we will feel the weight fall away from us in time.'
    ..its kind of creepy. i mean its probably just coincedense but a part of me is wondering if he was warning everyone of what was going to happen?
    slehctrahon February 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI suppose. Still beautifully haunting and touching nevertheless
    StandAbsolvedon March 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazing. beautiful. I've been going through a really tough time, a break-up of sorts. I turned on my iPod to try and occupy my head from the depression and overload of thoughts. I put it on shuffle and this song came on. I was entranced. It was so perfect. I've had the album on my ipod for a while but hadn't listened to it yet.

    I agree. It seems to imply a kind of serene aftermath of a rough and confusing time for a couple in which they both feel so uncertain and he is trying to comfort her. Beautiful and inspiring.
    Erakon October 06, 2007   Link

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