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So Columbia Records has caught another YouTuber again...and asked to delete one of Jeff's videos/songs, "All Flowers In Time Bend Towards The
Here I am busily posting another YouTube video of the same song. Hooray~ for those pesky YouTube/Jeff fans!
All Flowers In Time Bend Towards The Sun
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I love "Hallelujah" too! I love his version of that song. I know there are many, many others who have recorded that song, but I think Jeff's
rawness of the song did it for me. Another raw song, I think you should check out is "Corpus Christi Carol." Check out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgc6-rgA16k . I mean there are many more good ones, but I can't list them
all! My first suggestion is that you check out the full "Grace" album. I bought the Legacy Edition of "Grace" and the whole album is
superb! There is a second disc of unreleased tracks (mostly covers), that Jeff intended to sing in future albums, so it's a very casual, unrehearsed cd.
Also, check out the different links I've provided in the previous pages. I fell in love with his music long ago and his music stays.
The songs I love of him are those that are haunting and songs that will continue playing inside your head long after the cd has stopped playing.
Too bad that this thread won't transfer over to the new boards! Also, there aren't enough JB fans for me to create a new thread over at the new place,
either. I've done enough to keep this thread afloat!
I guess while we wait until this board is gone forever into the abyss, I'll try to maintain the thread for a bit.
Please come back and tell me your thoughts on your thoughts on Jeff and his albums!
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Let me know if you liked the album! Hopefully you will like it!
JB's songs are moody. His voice may at times be hard to listen to because he has a very high-pitched voice. He sings in octaves!
Yeah, I've heard how Castro populated the song after his performance and how many people downloaded "Hallelujah" on iTunes. It's kool that
more people know about Jeff, but it's not kool that they had to find out through American Idol! If you can sympathize with me here. If people found out through a cafe performance or concert or any other music
arena besides American Idol, I would have been fine with it...as you can see, I'm not a fan of the show! LOL
You can check out the full album here: http://mp3.rhapsody.com/jeff-buckley/grace-legacy-edition
I don't know if you know this already, but "Hallelujah" is not Jeff's song. It's a song by Leonard Cohen, but Jeff took another
singer's version (John Cale) and adapted it. This song has a deep spiritual meaning behind the song (referring to the Bible characters, King David and
Samson) and it addresses human love, lust, heartbreak, and destruction as well. I believe that was Cohen's intention of the song if you read the lyrics.
But of course as all songs go...the meaning is left to the listener.
Taken from: http://www.songmeanings.net/songs/view/44075/
A few fans interpreting what the song means...
"alright, here i go --
i agree with most people...this is a lament for the pain and harshness of relationships that seem like love at first, only flaking away into pain.
as far as the biblical references, i feel that the first verse referring to david is the reach for love. the exultation in love and the praise of it -- the
mounting emotion in attempting to uncover its mystery. the second verse references both david and samson -- two men who surrendered to women and lost a part of
themselves through it (the throne is david, he didn't lose his kingdom, but he lost a closeness that he once had with god, eventually having to climb to
earn it back -- the cutting of the hair is samson: he succumbed to delilah's lusty temptation and as a result lost his strengh to her betrayal) "Baby
i've been here before/I've seen this room and i've walked this floor," he's experienced pain from relationships before and he recognizes
this relationship as pain -- not the glorified end the woman is making it. the love used to be alive and passionate, a relationship in which he surrendered
himself to the woman, but it has only grown cold and distant...the hallelujah is pain, it's emotion, it's heartache, it's a plea...
who knows...i could be talking out of my ass"
"I honestly cannot believe no one has fully understood this song, which to me is the most clever lyric ever written. Yes it is a song about love
and heartbreak, but there are strong religious undertones, not quite anti-religious, more satiric of the bible and supportive of the theory that people only
turn to God to complete the holes left by imperfections in their life. The first verse combines these two meanings, beginning with a biblical reference to
David being Gods favored man on earth, before a lyric with two meanings, "it goes like this, the fourth the fifth// the minor fall and the major
lift" the first cleverly refers to the musical structure of the song, but it also refers to the rollercoaster of love, peaks of emotions from the best to
the worst. The doubt in religion is also proclaimed in "the baffled king composes hallelujah", this refers to the Old Testament, in which David
composes the book of Psalms, turning to religion only because he has found imperfection in his own life (Sleeping with Bathsheeba and ordering Uriah dead).
The second verse is a reference to Sampson and Delilah as was previously stated, although "you saw her bathing on the roof" is another reference to
David and Bathsheeba. It finished by telling how a failed relationship can break your life apart, (e.g. Sampson and Delilah), and again another relationships
to how people in for instance mid-life crises 'find God'. ("and from your lips she drew the hallelujah")"
"Well, to me the song is about women "breaking" men, so to speak. Whether the woman is tempting (or testing) the man's strength in
religion, resolution, etc through the guise of sex, love, or both (gee, this theme has been a bit over-used in literature).
In other words, human love (or lust, who knows now-a-days?) isn't all that it is cracked up to be (i.e. it doesn't necessarily "complete"
you, but it can destroy you)."
I thought about copying/pasting this thread and all that. If I wanted to, I would have done it already, but there aren't enough JB fans on this board to
keep it running. I'll probably be the only person maintaining it and I've been doing that here for awhile now. I'm just gonna maintain this thread
here in the meantime...until this board disappears into the abyss.
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