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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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There's the moon asking to stay
Long enough for the clouds to fly me away
Well it's my time coming, I'm not afraid, afraid to die

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  • the-crystalship

    omgfffffff

    4 May 4:10pm Reply
  • tcbp

    Unbelievable. One of the best of songs of the last 30 years

    22 Apr 6:07am Reply
  • brutus_1889

    What a stunning song. His high singing voice at 3:09 gets me everytime.

    18 Jan 12:18am Reply
  • pavotxbleu

    THE BESTT

    3 Nov 2014 Reply
  • 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 2014 Reply
  • MartianReaper

    unbelievable voice [3] he truly shines in this song

    24 Aug 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • lukasz_pulawski

    One of his best!

    21 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Trackman068

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

    17 Jul 2014 Reply
  • jpzitoleopold

    AAAAAAH AH AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

    14 Jul 2014 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 2014 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 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • muerto14

    Those vocals amazing

    19 Apr 2014 Reply
  • joshsaussey

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

    5 Mar 2014 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
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