I Never Asked to Be Your Mountain

Tim Buckley


album: Track 5 in album Goodbye and Hello
release date: 1967-11-4
popularity : 5 users have visited this page.
genres: Jazz Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Psychedelic Rock/Jazz-Rock
length: 6:06

Album Information

label: Elektra
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Tim Buckley Goodbye and Hello cover art


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I never asked to fly
And told me of his lies
You don't know why I try
And damn the reason why
The Flying Pisces sails for time
Wrapped in bitter tales and heartache
O he never asked to be her mountain
And through his eye he comes his love

With a dancer called a queen
And laughs, but never wins"
In the counting of the rain
For her milk will never drain
As I die I can't remember
Could it be that her laughter
Charming dancer will you stop,
Is there someone else you feel
In midnight gazes
If you lead me on

Please flutter by my door:
If first you read my eyes:
"I'm drowning back to you":
And you can't walk my lands:
And I'm climbing all my fears

my love is the thousands souls that it sings
maybe not a lands in bloom to spead my ash along the way
O I never asked to be your mountain
Remember when you came to me
You didn't understand my love
And the rain was falling on that day

And love me for a while?
Leave all your fears behind
I've been gone too long
Please don't leave me


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 No Man Can Find the War
  • 2 Carnival Song
  • 3 Pleasant Street
  • 4 Hallucinations
  • 5 I Never Asked to Be Your Mountain
  • 6 Once I Was
  • 7 Phantasmagoria in Two
  • 8 Knight-Errant
  • 9 Goodbye and Hello
  • 10 Morning Glory