Song to the Siren Lyrics

This Mortal Coil

writers: Larry Beckett, Tim Buckley
album: Track 2 in album It’ll End in Tears
release date: 1984-10-1
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length: 3:30
producer: Ivo Watts-Russell and John Fryer
vocal: Elizabeth Fraser and Gordon Sharp
engineer: John Fryer
electric guitar: Gary McDowell and Robin Guthrie
keyboard: Marian Young
co-producer: John Fryer
bass guitar: Michael Conroy
composer: Tim Buckley, Larry Beckett

Cover Art

This Mortal Coil It’ll End in Tears cover art
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Long afloat on shipless oceans
I did all my best to smile
'Til your singing eyes and fingers
Drew me loving to your isle
And you sang
Sail to me
Sail to me
Let me enfold you
Here I am
Here I am
Waiting to hold you

Did I dream you dreamed about me?
Were you hare when I was fox?
Now my foolish boat is leaning
Broken lovelorn on your rocks,
For you sing, "Touch me not, touch me not, come back tomorrow:
O my heart, O my heart shies from the sorrow"

I am puzzled as the newborn child
I am troubled at the tide:
Should I stand amid the breakers?
Should I lie with death my bride?
Hear me sing, "Swim to me, swim to me, let me enfold you:
Here I am, here I am, waiting to hold you"

Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Kangaroo
  • 2 Song to the Siren
  • 3 Holocaust
  • 4 Fyt
  • 5 Fond Affections
  • 6 The Last Ray
  • 7 Another Day
  • 8 Waves Become Wings
  • 9 Barramundi
  • 10 Dreams Made Flesh
  • 11 Not Me
  • 12 A Single Wish