"Demon John" as written by and Buckley/tighe....
Say farewell, g'night, Sonny-Jim,
In your defenseless, winning smile.
What do you hope to win?
And bliss face down, defended.
Well, now stoned Demon John
There's no town the boy cannot belong

Why did you come here?
Is it to excavate all your sins? Boil within?
Slaughter like the daughter of the devil you send me.
I have to deal, you called me here.
You couldn't say that you were juiced
The night that you were introduced
To Demon John
Gonna take him with you when you go?
Dance down slow. Oh, way down.
You cannot escape the bar-side angel dissector
You undo you life with too much cocoon,
Who's your protector?
Dark is the city where the white girls walk by,
Down below your eyes, just like fireflies.
You call me here, come on here, follow me dear,
Past cascades of rage and fear.
You called me here.
You couldn't say that you had been juiced
The time that you were introduced to Demon John.
Well, you knew you had to want to go , dance down slow.
By the light of the sun, murder comes
Today or tonight
Better get yourself and transcend it,
Or burst of light
Blaze stars into me,
While the love breaks through here and now.
So, murder by the light of the sun.
Please don't get too close to me.
You said you are for real, it's not pretend.
All memories stolen, know this for yourself.
How would you like to be the happiest man in the world?
Behind the weathered field hands, whose blistered
Harvest cut, for wedding clothes they'll never wear,
Marching down a road that was never there.
It takes place on a sunlit face and the backbone broken.
Please bring us light, Demon John, you Demon John.
Take him with you when you go.

Lyrics submitted by weezerific:cutlery

"Demon John" as written by Jeff Buckley Michael Tighe

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Downtown Music Publishing

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    General Commenti absolutely love these lyrics-"well, now stoned demon john there's no town the boy cannot belong "...
    HannahOrange7on June 10, 2003   Link
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    General CommentYEah. The riff mixed with effects at the 0:57-1:00 mark reminds of a theme song or something, but I really love it. I love the riff during the break bits, when sings the line."Demon John"
    StandAbsolvedon March 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of the songs that is so evidently unfinished on sketches.
    turjake2on September 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is brilliant but it really stumps me. Maybe just because I smoked about a million cigarettes tonight and I feel a bit sick, but I really can't figure out what it's about. Anyone got any clues for me? I would love to play this song but obviously I can't if I don't know what it means! Help me out fellow Buckley lovers! xox
    lorneycon January 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI believe this song is about Jeff facing his demons... demon john may be referring to that. He is trying to confront his demons and everything he's buried in his soul...
    gracefulloveron April 28, 2011   Link

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