Thursday, October 05, 2006

Jeff Buckley - What Will You Say



A great song, What Will You Say was never released in studio version. Jeff's father, Tim Buckley was a famous folk singer/songwriter at the end of the 60s and early 70s. He died at 28 of a drug overdose. Jeff, who never got to really know him, still clearly had issues with his dead father as evidenced in this song:

"...Father do you hear me?
Do you know me?
Do you even care?..."

Although I prefer Jeff's voice, you should definitely try some of his father's works. There is a great anthology available released a few years ago. UPDATE: here's a link to a Tim Buckley's video. Try also here and here.

This clip was filmed during the Glastonbury Festival in 1995 (rest of the lyrics in the comments).

5 comments:

Tony said...

What Will You Say - Jeff Buckley

It's been such a long time
And I was just a child then
What will you say
When you see my face?
Time feels like it's flown away
The days just pass and fade away
What will you say
When they take my place?

It's funny now
I just don't feel like I'm a man
What will you say
When you see my face?
My face...

Mother dear, the world's gone cold
No one cares about love anymore
What will you say
When you see my face?

Father do you hear me?
Do you know me?
Do you even care?
What will you say
When they take my place?

My heart can't take this anymore
What will you say
When you see my face?
When you see my,
See my face...

I can feel your time crawling
To a slow end
I can feel my time crawling
To a slow end...

Mother dear, the world's gone cold
No one cares about love anymore
What will you say
When you see my face?

Father do you hear me?
Do you know me?
Did you even care?
What will you say
When you take my place?

Well it's so funny now
I just don't feel like I'm a man
What will you say?

Maglite said...

Cette tentative de dialogue avec ce père mort me met la chaire de poule. Peut être est-ce pour mieux lui parler qu'il a gardé cette voix d'ange ?
Bise
Magali

Dead Skin said...

Jeff reste le seul chanteur pour moi, qui a certaines capacités de chanter avec ses tripes si je peux dire, je suis Fan et j’aime tout ce qu’il a chanter, sur mon Blog, j’ai même une catégorie toute consacrée a lui.
Merci pour la vidéo.
Paix a son âme.

Tony said...

Totally agree with you Dead Skin and I will say I consider him the only one being able to sing with his soul. And welcome on this blog :-)

Dead said...

J’aime les gars qui aiment Jeff, je crois qu’il y a beaucoup de choses que je dois apprendre de toi sur Jeff, en plus tu à l’air d’être un type bien et gentil (un jet de fleurs) lol

J’espère avoir le temps de lire tout ton Blog.
Take Care Tony.