"Jungle Fire" as written by and Tim Buckley....
Somewhere old memories
Echoed from the street in a
Crying hole
Just a song from long ago
When I lost my easy gods to the Harlem insect laws
I heard your baited moans and the passing cars and the swirling
songs and the black man's bones
Through the walls and the stalls and the cackling calls
You were there
You were an island behind the sun
Yes an island
Where my love could live and life breathes
From deep inside
Deep deep deep deep inside
Mama Lie, I love you like a jungle fire

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"Jungle Fire" as written by Tim Buckley

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    General Commentwhen tim sings "and life breathes...from deep...inside", and on the last word he draws it out but hits a flat note, and then turns it into an insane yodel and stretches it out even farther...that has to be one of my favourite moments in any song i've ever heard.
    bonepaperon June 08, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti should also add that this song is about tim's wife judy---it's essentially his abstract rendering of a terrible car accident she was in before they met one another, and the "life" breathing deep inside is her son taylor who was still in the womb at the time.
    bonepaperon June 08, 2008   Link

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