Buckley, Tim - The River Lyrics




I live by the river
And I hide my house away
Then just like the river
I can change my ways
Oh, if you come to love me
You would stay forever
Inside my heart
Inside my dreams
And time will fade
In time we'll love

In the street we walk as beggars
In the alley faithless kings
Ah, but it's the truth of life
That chains us in between
Those lost moments we steal
To keep our love alive
And our prize so tired after all the pain
And time will fade
In time we'll love





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  1. mark pearson

    Engineered and Produced by Dick Kunc, who was Frank Zappa's early engineer and electronic whizz

  2. Hayley Randall

    please no more torys!!!!!!

  3. john bellan

    Extraordinary is brilliant,genius!

  4. manrico fiorentini

    how is possible 26 dislike for this absolutely incredible wonderful song...YOU ARE VERY VERY CRAZY, TRUE CRIMINALS!!!!!

  5. modeste nomad

    💕👍. my 40 years favorite song
    tanx

  6. יוסי אליה

    masterpiece

  7. Stefanie Kronberger

    Such a beautiful song 👌❤️💕🎶

  8. Burt472

    His lyrics knock you out. Period...And the music.....THANKS

  9. dvg1985

    Tim Buckley is a hidden gem of the past. I’ve listened to several songs and I’m hooked.

  10. cretaceo strapulazza

    imagine the river was singing the chorus while jeff started entering the water.. this could be a perfect soundtrack of the scene

  11. cretaceo strapulazza

    who's the painter?

  12. Digroot

    Imtense

  13. writer james

    Tim Buckleys music makes me wanna hold and love someone

  14. Lucio Santoro

    Imprendibile e unico.solo Demetrio Stratosfera a suo livello

  15. S Sellers

    oh a male siren, extra rare and extra deadly.

  16. ryshenton

    Was Tim Buckley a serial killer or something? Lol

  17. Paul Durongapidya

    Saw him a couple of times at The Troubadour in the early 70s. An artist and poet through and through, dark and mystifying, and a product of his time. His music lives on >>>

  18. Peter Ritson

    This just takes me away from the world and soothes my soul.

  19. Luca Poletti

    I love you Tim

  20. Lucio Santoro

    Tim unico sempre da quando a S.Giovanni nel 75. Comprai il tuo primo disco. Beata e dolente gioventu'

  21. Raymantico

    Riparian meditation with Tim outside of time
    The holy👻 in the recording

  22. ambee shepard

    does anyone know whos the painting by, its supurb

    catfishdance

    Ernest Lawson, well known impressionist artist, born in Canada, worked in US.

  23. Minnie Mice

    I want to agree and like all the wonderful comment about Tim's talent until they put Jeff down. Both these men are Devine genius.

  24. Lynda Savage

    I saw him at The Egress in Vancouver a lifetime ago. He was and is the original, the bonafide, the one and only.

  25. Saraiva Toledo

    Although treading in very different dimensions Barrett & Tim were the greatest (rock/folk/blues/psych/ etc.) musicians of their time ... period

  26. Sheriff Lophophora

    Jeff Buckley only made 1 album, he was an amazing singer and composer maybe if he had continued to live then he would have become one of the greatest artists of all time, he had enough talent for that. But to be honest Tim Buckley is the GREAT TEACHER. The most important and neglected figure in the history of Folk Music, the only one who could truly beat geniuses like: Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Van Morrison and Nick Drake. Tim was super deep, but he also had a craaaaazy and spiritual side that made him able of being as experimental as Syd Barrett or the Holy Modal Rounders .
    Psychedelic Folk, Avant Folk, Folk Jazz, Freak Folk, Chamber Folk all those sub genres are what they are today because of Lord Tim Buckley. So many people enjoy those musical movements but yet so few recognize that Tim Buckley laid all the foundations.

  27. Dutch Viking

    Tim Buckley was a sensitive genius, like Nick Drake and Kevin Coyne. Probably the greatest singer-songwriters that ever lived.

    Lupco Kotevski

    Great artists, but the Bronx genius Laura Nyro was as good as any of them, and her songwriting was more varied and revolutionary. Nyro is Rock Hall of Fame, Songwriters Hall of Fame, seismically influential. See Nyro youtube raves by Todd Rundgren, Elton John, Alice Cooper, Sara Bareilles. Check out Nyro's track 'Captain for Dark Mornings' (1969), one of Joni Mitchell's top ten tracks ever, and the likely inspiration for Kate Bush's Wuthering Heights. David Ackles is also fantastic (Road to Cairo).

    LameStudiosInc

    Hmmm, I'm seeing a suspicious lack of Bob Dylan and Lou Reed.

    LameStudiosInc

    Also, check out Warren Zevon. You won't regret it. If you want to see the full potential of more traditional forms of rock, Zevon shows it.

  28. Georges NemHb

    Amazing song:music,lyrics,vocals.

  29. Michael Vronksy

    I've NEVER heard a more beautiful voice...

    RONALD POKATILOFF

    Jamie Clark my favorite singer

  30. Vito Abbate

    canzoni come questa oppure cafe,love from room,anonimous proposition col loro svolgimento aperto ,senza un inizio e senza una fine avvicinano buckley alle strutture libere e apparentemente sconnesse del free jazz di coleman,coltrane ed eric dolphy. che poi buckley portasse avanti un'estetica di pura bellezza a differenza dei grandi nomi della new thing o dei suoi compagni di scuderia frank zappa e captain beefheart quest'ultimo autentico vessillifero dell'estetica del brutto la dicotomia tra i due mondi è molto meno manicheista di quanto si possa pensare. i demoni che tim si portava dentro parlano chiaro in tal senso . la sua arte sublime partiva dalle viscere della terra . in cambio del paradiso donato a tutti noi diede la sua anima e poi la sua stessa vita consumandosi giorno per giorno . accettò l'inferno in cambio di un anelito d'assoluto a cui tendeva tutta la sua musica.

    Marco Venieri

    bellissimo commento

    Lucio Santoro

    Si tutti vero. Mi piace ricordare una frase di Marco Fumagalli morto giovane su Gong Tim la nostra coscienza verso la notte.

  31. antonio pampani

    la voce piu devastante di sempre

  32. Terry Quesenberry

    Time Enough for Love...

  33. cottersb

    I've loved this album for 25 years and even now it makes me weep. Utterly staggering

  34. Pedro

    Obrigado!

  35. Laura

    he wasn't there for his son who died at the river.

  36. FioreFabrizio

    those bending at 3:18.. how could that be possible?!

    Austin Schell

    FioreFabrizio That's pretty wild. Never heard anyone bend on a mallet instrument

    JahinIinI

    Sounds like whale song

  37. ANISTAZI metal 94609

    gorgeous photo !.

  38. Graham Dean

    Love this.

  39. spacebalkony

    The guitar intro part reminds me at sweetness follows from REM.

  40. Bill Reck

    Saw Tim At Uncle Sams in Detroit around greetings from LA time. Only time I saw him. He came out without a band and did a couple of songs acappella, it was different but interesting, the crowd wanted a band and Tim got pissed off and left. he died within a year so sad! love his music to this day. He surely didn't get his do, but his music will live in infamy

  41. Cynthia Scott

    [email protected],In Dallas,Tex,IwasThere,inFrontRow,(+Backstage,B4&AfterConcert) WatchingTimB.SingHisHeartOut, espWithClassicSongsBuzzin'Fly, OnceIWas..,GetOnTop,Sweet Surrender

    Charles Black

    Didn't Tim Buckley die in 1975?

  42. Jeannie Campbell

    this is perfect ...I live by the river and its magical

  43. Linda Jones

    A most beautiful and unique artist, I've loved Tim's work for well over 40 years, superb. Thanks for sharing.

  44. John Hardesty

    Tragedy always smites the muse of music, why? Is it the chords, or incantations, that conjure this devilish sorcery, or summons this misfortune? But the band always plays on...

  45. Melissa Roberts

    Haunting and beautiful.

  46. Peter Kiggin

    To Samantha Wallwork

  47. Paulette Dilks

    And time will fade
    In time we'll love...
    This so captures where my heart is right now, I feel like he wrote and sang this song to me. Thank you, thank you Tim for living and loving and writing this and all the rest of your songs...

  48. March Moruveo

    and the river took his son...

    Lia Kankava

    The song is sad and somehow tragic itself, as if unlike the author, it knows what she is about to predict.

    JRK Channel

    May be that he wanted it

    Faronthefiddler

    March Moruveo So sad. They both, were top form musicians. Very good music.

    Miss Tery

    He was thinking about his father

    JerseyGirl

    😢💔

  49. Martin Del Carpio

    Brilliant!

  50. Mario Fiorentini

    pure emotion

  51. Drew Baby Drew

    There's something about looking at water It's timeless , it's reflection.

    kate davenporty

    that sounds really lovely Shanni :)

    Charles Black

    Yeah, its sort of the foundation of Buddhism.

    Shanni S

    @kate davenporty It was. Thanks.

    234cheech

    IF YOU HATE WATER THEN YOURE NOT A HUMAN BEING BUT A DISEASE WE ARE WATER

    ken tim

    Water in Taoism is thought to reflect the wise personality. Thoughtful, deep, gentle yet strong.

  52. Loren Bliss

    Tim Buckley was, quite simply, the finest Muse-Poet of the 20th Century...and maybe of the past 2000 years.

    Michael Vronksy

    Agreed!

    Hydro Gen

    If he did play the acoustic guitar I would not have called him that.

    Sheriff Lophophora

    yes he was.

    Shaun Kelly-Kenyon

    He was a modern day troubador

    Sacred Geometry Music

    there are so many good poets in the last 2000 years, sure he was genious, but to say he was "the finest" of the last 2000 years isn't a very poetical point of view. valutation or for computers and automatons!!

  53. marbleblue

    I've been listening to Tim Buckley all afternoon, and have been blown away.
    Jeff has beautiful grace but his father was otherworldly.
    I won't say one is better than the other, but Tim was a pioneer. His ideas are echoed all over popular music.

    JerseyGirl

    Because of this i weep In my opinion Jeff had a clearer, more ethereal voice with a better range. No one tops Jeff’s voice❣️

    JerseyGirl

    Mimi lovehealth yes he certainly did 😇

    play that solo boi

    @Nemi Tahi lol hahaha u dont know nothing about music, sorry

    play that solo boi

    @JerseyGirl listen to sweet surrender by tim :)

  54. Stephen OToole

    I love Jeff Buckley but I really feel that Tim was the genius and I feel there is more strength and range in his voice

    Ryuobbi

    +Stephen OToole There is something that's coming out of Tim , pretty unexplainable but it gives you the feeling like you've felt the same emotions he felt and went through the same stuff he did. I don't know , I feel like I've known him while listening to his songs.

    Sheriff Lophophora

    Jeff Buckley only made 1 album, he was an amazing singer and composer maybe if he had continued to live then he would have become one of the greatest artists of all time, he had enough talent for that. But to be honest Tim Buckley is the GREAT TEACHER. The most important and neglected figure in the history of Folk Music, the only one who could truly beat geniuses like: Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Van Morrison and Nick Drake. Tim was super deep, but he also had a craaaaazy and spiritual side that made him able of being as experimental as Syd Barrett or the Holy Modal Rounders .
    Psychedelic Folk, Avant Folk, Folk Jazz, Freak Folk, Chamber Folk all those sub genres are what they are today because of Lord Tim Buckley. So many people enjoy those musical movements but yet so few recognize that Tim Buckley laid all the foundations.

    Lucio Santoro

    Grande analisi. Soprattutto il Tim di Starsailor

    Messylin

    I'm grateful to Jeff for leading me to his father's music. I respect Jeff as a talent but his father was the true visionary.

    Qwerty123

    @Messylin Same here. I am still a big fan of Jeff, even when I admit his father's genius.

  55. Tomas Horn

    I live by the river and I hide my house away
    Then just like the river, I can change my ways
    Oh, if you come to love me, you'll stay forever
    Inside my heart, inside my dreams
    And time will fade, in time we'll love

    In the street we walk as beggars, in the alley, faithless kings
    Ah, but it's the truth of life that chains us in between
    Those lost moments we steal to keep our love alive
    And our prize, so tired after all the pain
    And time will fade, in time we'll love

    I live by the river and I hide my house away
    Then just like the river, I can change my ways
    Oh, if you come to love me, you'll stay forever
    Inside my heart, inside my dreams
    And time will fade, in time we'll love

    Kevin Martin

    Tomas Horn aai

  56. Scott Brown

    Hi Dario,, In some ways, I have to agree with you, but largely because Tim was unprecedented. Jef inherited his father's vocal chords, ghosts, passions and musical influences. In the 90's Jeff was a unique character, so I have to agree with Cassi, as well - and I'm by no means a pacifist. Each had their place and each parted while they still appeared to have much to offer. The song OF the sirens was just too enticing for either of them, I guess.

  57. Dario Galante

    A thousand times better than the son's songs..

    Cristian Quiroz

    @Dario Galante una canción de Tim lo es todo y no hay mas... es irreverente mencionar al hijo... no hay comparación ni competencia...

    Becky Gutierrez

    Dario Galante tim was the better writer. jeff had the world class voice. now father and son are together

    Burt472

    I'm sorry for the Jeff fans ( Respect) ...But I do agree with Dario

    Simon McCreath

    Dario Galante: Absolutely correct.

    John Schenk

    Then don't listen to his son. WTF!?!

  58. Kezza Savage

    he lies in his fathers arms forever - sweet surrender

  59. 1995yuda

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/R7aQzllfTDw/hqdefault.jpg  - If you guys want the picture..

  60. Marlene Dam

    Tim sei la mia ispirazione*********((

  61. Gary Soden

    Just heard this track for the first time...I WANT TO LIVE BY A RIVER

    Miss Tery

    Be beautiful

  62. Michael Herting

    einfach einzigartig und zeitlos genial!

  63. William Baylis

    on the  same  par  as Dylan,, such a  loss,  to imagine  what  he  could  have  accomplished  had  he  lived

  64. h i

    I hear a man that has mastered his craft. EXCELLENT !

  65. melancholicear

    I'm disintegrated in full harmony, the beauty is flowing through me. i don't know where is the world right now.

    chippchipp1

    I'm peaking on 4 tabs right now, how many are you on

    TheMarthia

    @melancholicear I feel this. So high...

    Burt472

    Right......

  66. Frederik Mannlicher

    Keith, you`re the man. At last someone, who understands what time it is.

  67. Keith Turner

    I saw him in london back in the day, the greatest singer ever, pure beautiful genius, no one has ever come near him, no one.

    Idea Engine

    I'd say his son has.

    Jeff Sartain

    You are lucky to have seen him in person.

    JerseyGirl

    Idea Engine I would say so too‼️ Love Jeff❣️

    play that solo boi

    @Idea Engine nop

  68. lewis8585

    Harlem River at Night Blue Reflection by Ernest Lawson

  69. Johan Heyvaert

    Quick lookup with Google Image search -> "Harlem River" by Ernest Lawson -> quick lookup with Wikipedia -> Canadian realist & impressionist, 1873-1939.

    Indeed a very nice painting!

  70. bonepaper

    i live by the river, and i hide my house away. and just like the river, i can change my ways. oh, if you come to love me, you'll stay forever. inside my heart. inside my dreams. and time will fade. in time we'll love. in the street we walk as beggars. in the alley, faithless kings. ah, but it's the truth of life that chains us in between. those lost moments we steal to keep our love alive. and our prize so tired after all the pain. and time will fade. in time we'll love.

  71. JuvoII

    What piece of art is that? I find it very beautiful.

  72. MrRobfullarton

    Great voice...!! obscure to many!

  73. Simon

    I believe the drummer is Jimmy Madison.

  74. LadyStonecut

    Have to say both Father and Son stand on there own in their own talent! Both very passionate and gifted.

  75. stripedmark

    Ernest Lawson "Harlem River at Night, Blue Reflection"

  76. cat b

    i miss tim :-(

    painting is by ernest lawson and entitled " Harlem River at Night - Blue Reflections"

  77. Alex S.

    And btw what is the painting's name? it's a nice painting

  78. Simon

    Every element is so well done, but the use of the drum kit is really quite special. It's not used a rhythm instrument at all. You get uses like this in modern classical music, but in the context of a popular song it's something else.

  79. jerry mercer

    Soo Stellar8)

  80. gerthie

    dig the song and the painting

  81. Clinton Shepley

    It does really make you ask some questions...

  82. allScopes

    my god! I have just understood Jeffs death. This is it....

  83. john ingamells

    this is perfection

  84. MrJohnlrigby

    my vinyl is scatched this is excellent!

  85. ProtestSong68

    yeah and megafaun, the dodos, fleet foxes, tallest man on earth, bon iver, mountain man, beirut are are some other lovely folkish bands

  86. Liz Hood

    @sherp2u1 Some died young; many are still here growing old. Tim Buckley reflects in his tone how stressed that time was, what, with Vietnam, assassinations, political corruption, etc. I know! I was there, too. The US has slowly grown more tolerant. There is a wide variety of information available. The internet brings the world closer. I believe Tim would have preferred to live now, rather than then. Maybe I'm wrong...but I doubt it. His music does take me back. RIP Tim & Jeff.

  87. Victor Buck

    @sherp2u1 yes..... yes it did. I hate it too. I listen to this guy and compare it with today's popular artist and it just doesn't compare. Some artist are good but it's just not the same. Well if you want to listen to some good folk music check out Mount Eerie. Listen to "Lost Wisdom" "Voice in Headphones" and "Between two mysteries". I hope you like them =)

  88. jab3785

    An artist who never stood still. He always challenged his fans to come with him to new territory. I have this album and almost sold it; I think I'll keep it. Too hard to find.

  89. DavidL999

    @sherp2u1 The good stuff is still there. You just need to look a lot harder. It's so much more difficult for artists of Tim Buckley's quality to gain notice these days with all the manufactured crap that we're bombarded with. Sometimes I find some amazingly inspirational artists here on YouTube but they never have much more than a cult following and a few thousands views on their videos. I always thing it's a shame when I see this but what can ya do?

  90. Simon

    But @sherp2u1 today's artists are living soap operas, walking billboards and commercial brands in their own right. And they work so hard to maintain the economy of Colombia :-)

  91. sherp2u1

    What happened to all these types of artists from the 60'ies/70'ies holy crap, they were amazing people period, poets,priests, politicians, activists, actors, and musicians! Did their time, influence just vanish over night! America seems like a completely different country today, no culture/inspiration today!

  92. andrew kilik

    @summerblack314 now he really is a strarsailor

  93. summer black

    @andrew19vato no that was his son who drowned in the wolf river. Tim died due to some bad drugs on accident. His last words were "bye bye baby"

  94. summer black

    tim buckley?! Y U NO AROUND NO MORE?!

  95. 999klondike

    If I were a carpenter and you were my lady. Similar, and both songs give me the chills.

  96. andrew kilik

    @termsofusepolice i thought he drowned by a beach? hmm still a terrible thing either way