he found a letter from his lover
she said she's never coming home
his things were lying on her doorstep
and his tears, they fell like rain

and in his mind, he knew
he'd love her always
despite the tears

and in this town where few knew love
he'd spend his nights all alone, crying
and all the love he'd once shared with her
was gone, long, long, long gone
and he knew a part of him was dying

and in his mind
he knew he'd love her always
despite the tears

don't cry, don't cry, don't cry
lover we tried, we tried, we tried
and in his mind he knew he'd love her always
despite the tears


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    General CommentThis song was written by Jeff Buckley, but it's performed by the Seedy Arkhestra. Buckley reportedly sings the background vocals and plays guitar on the song. Just had to note that :)
    v1de0vampon June 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commentbeautiful song. i love the way jeff pronounced his words. :) you can tell he loved judy garland and edith piaf!
    joanna or noton June 30, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI'd found this lyrics online and then I downloaded them after falling in love with the words. The chorus is just....so sweet. I was sorta disappointed that Jeff didn't do the lead vocals but this song is more like a piece of priceless poetry instead of something to be sung anyway.
    Relae22on July 04, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI'd found this lyrics online and then I downloaded them after falling in love with the words. The chorus is just....so sweet. I was sorta disappointed that Jeff didn't do the lead vocals but this song is more like a piece of priceless poetry instead of something to be sung anyway.
    Relae22on July 04, 2003   Link

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