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Jeff Buckley & Elizabeth Fraser

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Let’s state the obvious first, as a sort of pre-requisite: there’s lots of music. Lots and lots. More than you can imagine actually. About everything. Ever.

Songs about strangers on trains that we are immediately drawn to; trees and bushfires; politics and religion; glaciers and hurricanes and tragedies; tears and sadness and deaths in the family; parents that left before birth, promises that were never fulfilled; the ‘what if’s and ‘but’s and everything that could’ve been done differently, and everything that might never have happened , and everything that despite our prayers and wishes never did; the money lost on the bus; the gambling debts that ruined a marriage. Songs about distance and time and space and the big fuck-off “WHY?!… Why are we here? What’s our purpose? Who is my God and what of my life and when was I most pure and where is hell?”

And there are a lot of songs about love. But this one. It’s summed up in the words that emerge through the laughter at the end: “Oh God”. It is one of the most elegant, sad, delightful little songs I have ever heard. It’s poorly recorded, and it’s casually performed, and it’s so so unbelievably fucking heartbreakingly beautiful.

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  • Soul_0n_Fire

    unbelievable. now it's one of my favourite things...

    24 May 9:49am Reply
  • vaguely_agogged

    Glistening ribbons entwining through the aether - two delicate, enchanted, and beautiful people singing a love song together. What a wavelength to key into, to witness. Glad I have two ears. :)

    7 Mar 1:46am Reply
  • white_lemur

    One of the most beautiful voices together <3 Amazing song!

    13 Oct 2013 Reply
  • andyer2

    *0*

    30 Jan 2013 Reply
  • felipehm90

    AMAZING

    13 Dec 2011 Reply
  • max_loves_music

    Amazing!

    17 May 2011 Reply
  • schaninchen

    hello i am in love. it's ok, to be angry. but not to hurt me.

    16 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Shastieva

    I'm yours forever!

    15 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Shastieva

    words are not enough

    15 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Nakkinak

    they touched the ceiling of heaven

    21 Mar 2011 Reply
  • MistiqueT

    *-* looove.

    29 Nov 2010 Reply
  • japhii

    hermosa

    21 Nov 2010 Reply
  • pewa-marchewa

    this is a perfect song for autumn.

    23 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Hiigg

    GOD

    17 Sep 2010 Reply
  • fi_moon

    nice song .

    8 Aug 2010 Reply
  • moooooooo

    for all of you that prefer Jeff solo...pls fwd the discography of that as i dont have it. I have some nice rare Jeff Buckley stuff...including this track...but the comments...come one. And also, you need to explore Elizabeths amazing portfolio with the Cocteau Twins, and This Mortal Coil. And Medicine. Enough said. Elizabeth Fraser was already a star before this so unfortunately this is the only song that, at least i have, of such an amazing talented duo. Who knows what could have been.

    2 Aug 2010 Reply
  • lifesanocean

    love the above description almost as much as the song

    26 May 2010 Reply
  • ForeverBuckley

    One of Jeff's most beautiful tracks although i have to say i prefer his solo version.

    9 Sep 2009 Reply
  • SoRuthless

    lovelovelove it. i cant imagine a better love song.

    10 Jul 2009 Reply
  • drynwhyl

    Heartbranding. This song could break my heart any time of day, but it also gives me infinite hope.

    29 May 2009 Reply
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