Buckley, Jeff - How Long Will It Take Lyrics




Stood along this lonely track
Watching the trains speed along
Weep, oh willow weep
Let me hear your song
So that my soul can be filled with joy

My heart and I
So alone in the fright I bear, so I asked
"How long, how long will it take me to be your man again?"
Tell me Mama
"Oh How long, how long will it take me to be your man again?"

As I try my best not to sigh
I still feel the tears on my face
I'm hated by you, you're loved by me
Though I can't take it, I will try not to break it

My heart and I
So alone in the fright I bear, so I asked
"How long, how long will it take me to be your man again?"
Oh tell me now
"How long, how long will it take me to be your man again?"

As I try my best not to sigh
I still feel the tears on my face
I'm hated by you, you're loved by me
Though I can't take it, I will try not to break it

My heart and I
So alone in the fright I bear, so I asked
"How long, how long will it take me to be your man again?"
Tell me sister

How long will it take me, will it take me
Oh so alone in the fright I bear, so I asked
How long will it take me, will it take me to be your man again?"
Will it take me to be your man again





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  1. ric 77

    it touch my heart so deeply. What angelic voice!

  2. RADCOMJ1

    old man and i love the reggae pat Kelly version. this is very god love it.

  3. TheRoc112

    Special

  4. opihutt

    So good!

  5. Valerie C

    So beautiful!

  6. Rachel Rutherford

    My god. This is phenomenal. This is the music at the heart of the music -- "so that the soul can be filled with joy." Gary, thank you for writing your book. I never would have known of the existence of this, and your and Jeff's other recordings otherwise. I am listening to these songs as slow as I can.
    A few years ago I wrote 22 piano variations about the last day of Jeff's life. I can see why you two were such phenomenal collaborators, in the heart of the music. This is music making music, for music, in music, of music. Music as pure flow. -- Rachel

  7. Daniel POURSAC

    les voici tout les deux leurs sons se mélange a merveille
    si vous ne les connaissez pas je vous invite a les découvrir leurs musique est une pure merveille

  8. katherinaJee55

    fantastiline

  9. richardmarks01

    Yes the internet has some negatives; but this is a great illustration of how wonderful it also can be...I have been a jeff buckley fan since 1997 and yet I have never heard this... and without the internet...how would I?? such a beautiful track: amazing guitar and of course jeff's other-wordly voice..... spiritual transportation....words can't describe......
    THANKYOU FOR POSTING THIS FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART.

    Raflo

    agree about the internet. I love being able to listen to music I would not otherwise have access to and see great live performances by fantastic musicians which are not available anywhere else-
    absolutely best thing about the internet for me. also enjoy youtube comments, it's reassuring that there are others who get it.Vivre La Buckley!

  10. northernsean1

    i'm with yahboomy on this one , i don't like this version - each to their own , Kelly's "How Long Will It Take" was the biggest-selling Jamaican single of 1969, and was the first Jamaican record to feature a string arrangement

    Gabriel Lima

    For sure !

    Shemra

    Buckley's version, especially the live version here on YT, still retains a lot of Kelly's ethereal quality. Jeff was in a band with Shinehead, so I love his cover because it reminds me of the NYC music scene of the early 90s. But, it also makes me smile to see how the music of my homeland has reached out and touched the world.

  11. joker86CJ

    Great! 

  12. karl anderson

    Wow. Never thought i would hear this outside of the reggae idiom.

  13. Gary Lucas

    thank you very much :-)

  14. BolognaFire

    I just saw you perform outside of Shakespeare and Co, man that was a good show. We were really lucky to have you. thank you!

  15. Gary Lucas

    thanks so much for your very nice words Holly!

  16. fingletoad

    my very fave buckley song...thank you, peace!

  17. Gary Lucas

    Jeff--voice Gary--guitar

    Recorded live at CBGB's 4/23/92

    Tristan Cobane

    Wow man this really you? Amazing work and must have been an experience recording with Jeff.

  18. owenhunt

    @garylucas In my ignorance I thought it was you singing and Jeff on Guitar, having never heard your vocal work, Gary. I never knew the Jeff I know and love from Sin-e and Grace could submerge his voice into reggae. I must check out some more of your work too, good sir. :)

  19. gazro90

    @ouiebeib I would love the album! I too used to have it but lost it when we moved house :(
    I can't find their version of Mojo Pin anywhere either...

  20. bradford66

    Always loved this, amazing song and performance!

  21. yahboomy

    How can this be a Jeff Buckley penned song when Pat Kelley recorded it in 1970?

  22. Gary Lucas

    @Mavodo23 It is just me on guitar indeed, with a delay pedal--Jeff is singing of course. Recorded at CBGB's spring '92

  23. Theresa Clarke

    Love love love this. The late great and now I'll have to check out this acclaimed Gary Lucas.

  24. GmmacMusic

    thanks bro appreciate lol

  25. Jared Davis

    @xxwantedxx It may be Gary on a Looping pedal and Jeff just singing. Theres a video of them doing a lot of these songs live and Jeff dosent have a guitar through any of it and Gary uses his loop. So i believe its just Gary here.

  26. GmmacMusic

    which guitar is jeffs and which ones gary's?

  27. yahboomy

    OK, me again. Within minutes I need to leave you with a question.
    All the lyrics sites attribute the lyrics to Jeff Buckley who was born 17th Nov 1966 and I bought my Pat Kelley album on 25th August 1971. JB may be a good lyricist, but that good for a 4yr 9 month old?

  28. yahboomy

    Well I am absolutely gobsmacked. I first came across this song in 1970 when Pat Kelley, one of Jamaica's finest reggae singers recorded it. (PAMA records PMLP-12). Pat sang it beautifully and recently it was on my mind so I dug up the vinyl for a quick reminder. I could never quite make out the lyrics so went to a lyrics site for help and lo and behold that's when I discovered it was written by Jeff Buckley.
    So here I am and am absolutely enthralled by this recording. What a beautiful song.

  29. fingletoad

    Amazing. I got a hold of this years ago and it still gives me chills. Thank you for taking the time to post.

  30. Kaknelson

    gary's instrumentals are the best

  31. Øyvind Milanello

    @ouiebeib you do that

  32. Øyvind Milanello

    Cant find Song to No One on the net:(

  33. fingletoad

    My very fave Jeff song. I thank you for posting. Amazing talent.

  34. Marianna Massa

    @Kaknelson Yeah me too. its just soo good.

  35. tapa

    What an amazing voice.

  36. fingletoad

    Awesome! My very fave Jeff bootleg for years and years. Thank you for posting. An amazing gentleman.

  37. Tom Mackio

    Love this song. Do you have the whole album? I used to have it but I've lost it.

    Can you post the Gary Lucas / Buckley version of Satisfied Mind from this album?

    Thanks

  38. Kaknelson

    yea sweet, ouiebeib...notice the reggae influence in this it once reduced me to tears, he's on another level so very in tune.. thankyou! :)