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“Grace” is the title track from Jeff Buckley’s first album Grace (1994). It was the album’s first single, and was also released as a video. The song showcases Jeff Buckley’s vocal range and singing skills.

The song was based on an instrumental song called “Rise Up To Be” written by Buckley’s collaborator, Gary Lucas. Jeff wrote lyrics inspired by his saying goodbye to his girlfriend at the airport on a rainy day, and the melody came naturally. In Buckley’s words, “(It’s about) not feeling so bad about your own mortality when you have true love.”

Buckley invited Lucas to play on the album, along with “Mojo Pin”; two songs that Lucas had created the main riffs for, and Buckley had expanded upon, making up the “Grace” heard on the album, and earlier on Songs to No One 1991–1992; These songs were prominent in gigs around 1991 onwards.

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  • d_evert

    On the "Live at Sin-e" version he says, to introduce it, "This is a song about not feeling so bad about your own mortality when you have true love", which honestly made me think the song is more amazing than I already did.

    8 Sep 7:47pm Reply
  • MartianReaper

    unbelievable voice [3] he truly shines in this song

    24 Aug 4:12pm Reply
  • white_lemur

    Don't know why I still try to sing along with him in the end of this song is always a shame for me lol, he was so damn good.[3] I know this feeling :)

    23 Aug 11:49am Reply
  • lukasz_pulawski

    One of his best!

    21 Aug 7:53pm Reply
  • Trackman068

    Makes me cry, wonder and put me into insanity every time.

    17 Jul 2:03pm Reply
  • jpzitoleopold

    AAAAAAH AH AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

    14 Jul 7:46pm Reply
  • jpzitoleopold

    Don't know why I still try to sing along with him in the end of this song is always a shame for me [2] AAAAAAAND I FEEEEL THEM DROWN MY NAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAME

    14 Jul 7:43pm Reply
  • Angel_Blue-

    Don't know why I still try to sing along with him in the end of this song is always a shame for me lol, he was so damn good.

    30 Jun 10:20am Reply
  • elf-culture

    it's hard sometimes to believe this is a real song, it's so beautiful. every aspect of it is simply magical.

    1 May 3:08pm Reply
  • muerto14

    Those vocals amazing

    19 Apr 7:16pm Reply
  • joshsaussey

    Those vocals, wow. This song is just pure power from Jeff.

    5 Mar 4:20am Reply
  • white_lemur

    One of the greatest song ever made.

    23 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Sunzy

    The crescendo, the voice, the magic of Jeff's vocals. Easily one my favourite song/record ever.

    18 Sep 2013 Reply
  • aRetardGirl

    I love this song!

    27 Aug 2013 Reply
  • TheSoulKing

    Che voce signori!!!!!

    3 Aug 2013 Reply
  • adrielygoes

    Everything about this song is perfect. The strings arrangement is perfect. The lyrics are perfect. His voice is perfect.

    31 Jul 2013 Reply
  • ghost4hiremusic

    I can't understand why a lot of people have never heard of this guy!!!

    16 Jul 2013 Reply
  • maccrash

    brilliant shit

    9 Jun 2013 Reply
  • maccrash

    AND I FEEL THEM DAROWN MY NAME SO EEEEEEEEEEEASY TO KNOOOOW AND FORGET WITH THIS KEEEEYISSSS I'M NOOOOOOOOOOT AFRAID TO GO BUT IT GOOOOOOOOOOES SO SLOOWwOWowOWowOWOwOOWow

    9 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Nakkinak

    guitar work is beyond badass, so are the vocals

    9 Jun 2013 Reply
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