Testo della canzone I Never Asked to Be Your Mountain (Jeff Buckley), tratta dall'album 1991-04-26: Greetings From Tim Buckley: Tim Buckley Tribute, St. Annes Church, Brooklyn Heights, NY, USA

I Never Asked to Be Your Mountain - Jeff Buckley

O I never asked to be your mountain
I never asked to fly
Remember when you came to me
And told me of his lies
You didn't understand my love
You don't know why I try
And the rain was falling on that day
And damn the reason why

The Flying Pisces sails for time
And tells me of my child
Wrapped in bitter tales and heartache
He begs for just a smile
O he never asked to be her mountain
He never asked to fly
And through his eye he comes his love
And tells her not to cry

She says, "Your scoundrel father flies
With a dancer called a queen
And with her stolen cards he plays
And laughs, but never wins"
O the child dreams to be his hands
In the counting of the rain
But only barren breasts he feels
For her milk will never drain

As I die I can't remember
Where I saw the rain:
Could it be that her laughter
Drove me down again?
Charming dancer will you stop,
Stop and talk to me?
Is there someone else you feel
In your dreams? you will, you see:
In midnight gazes
I've found you far from me:
If you lead me on
Please leave me down

O Flying Flying Fish
Please flutter by my door:
Yes you can drink my lies
If first you read my eyes:
Each one is titled
"I'm drowning back to you":
I can't swim your waters
And you can't walk my lands:
I'm sailing all my sins
And I'm climbing all my fears
And soon now I'll fly

My love is the flower that lies among the graves,
My love is the thousand souls that each saves,
And all the insane madmen tell me I am not a smoky haze.
Lay me not in lands of men to spread my ash along the way,
I want to feel the tide pull through me, like a women drunk in sin,
I want to feel the fish swim through me. Let the water take my skin
Wrapped around the pebble that you choose to warm your hand
Just as I dream every day, as I pray you'll understand

O I never asked to be your mountain
I never asked to fly
Remember when you came to me
And told me of his lies
You didn't understand my love
You don't know why I try
And the rain was falling on that day
And that's the reason why

Sweet lover, will you come back
And love me for a while?
Please take my hand
Leave all your fears behind

I've been gone too long
Now I'm home to stay
Please don't leave me
Again this way

Please come home



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