This Mortal Coil - Song to the Siren Lyrics

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


  • Credits
    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Larry Beckett, Tim Buckley
    album: Track 2 in album It’ll End in Tears
    release date: 1984-10-1
    popularity : 144 users have visited this page.
    length: 3:30
    producer: John Fryer and Ivo Watts-Russell
    vocal: Elizabeth Fraser and Gordon Sharp
    engineer: John Fryer
    electric guitar: Robin Guthrie and Gary McDowell
    keyboard: Marian Young
    co-producer: John Fryer
    bass guitar: Michael Conroy
    Album Information
    label: 4AD
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 5014436411021
    script: Latin