The Horror Honeys: Supernatural Sunday Jam ~ 'Song to the Siren'

Supernatural Sunday Jam ~ 'Song to the Siren'


I am puzzled as the oyster
I am troubled as the tide
Should I stand amid your breakers?
Or 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'


I am quite convinced I was born in the wrong decade, partially because of my musical tastes. As a child, I was infatuated with Tim Buckley and everything he ever created. I still believe he is one of the most beautiful human beings in history (and my love carried over for his son Jeff, for whom my heart still bleeds), but never was Tim more lyrical and elegant than when he performed his, "Song to the Siren." Thanks to YouTube, I was finally able to see Tim perform, and I've watched the video below more times than I could even begin to tell you. There have been tons of covers of "Song to the Siren," and I do love This Mortal Coil's version, but nothing will ever top the yearning and gentle loveliness of hearing Tim Buckley's siren song. ~RH