Jeff Buckley - Eternal Life Lyrics




Eternal Life is now on my trail
Got my red glitter coffin, man, just need one last nail
While all these ugly gentlemen play out their foolish games
there's a flaming red horizon that screams our names
And as your fantasies are broken in two
Did you really think this bloody road
would pave the way for you?
You better turn around
and blow your kiss hello to life eternal, angel

Racist everyman, what have you done?
Man, you've made a killer of your unborn son...
Crown my fear your king at the point of a gun
All I want to do is love everyone...

And as your fantasies are broken in two
did you really think this bloody road
would pave the way for you?
You better turn around
and blow your kiss hello to life eternal

Oh...

There's no time for hatred, only questions
Where is love, where is happiness, what is Life,
where is peace?

When will I find the strength to bring me release?
And tell me where is the love in what your prophet has said?
Man, It sounds to me just like a prison for the walking dead
And I've got a message for you and your twisted hell
You better turn around and blow your kiss goodbye
to life eternal angel...
Angel...





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  1. Penis Fish

    How do you know that life completely goes? The many worlds theory could very well be true, an infinite amount of alternate worlds under the same sun, each based on opposite decisions we or others have made in life. The brain is a lot more intelligent than we all know and its neurons power the universe. Just because the body gets burned or buried doesn't mean the mind stays, and the reason there's nothing before birth is because it's the start. If you look at the worst case scenario of there being nothing, nothing is still something, a concept of what is. Dimensions, wormholes, consciousness, eternal life, the void and more. Open your minds people. Near death experiences mostly always mention a light, that my friends is your destination. Listen to the end of the track Iowa by Slipknot, it's scary.

  2. Kevin Soria

    Aguante el Duende Carlos 🍀

  3. Gary Condit

    twitch nos cago el stream del nuene comarcaaaaaa

  4. Dale Dunlop

    The Bass makes this soooo Heavy

  5. Kat A

    literally my favorite song ever.

  6. Iga 27

    it would be difficult for me to find better lyrics, or music for that matter, in any song I know. A Masterpiece!

  7. Matthew Davey

    I keep coming back for that fat fucking bass

  8. Abid Tarvaz

    Jeff Buckley 27
    Jim Morrison 27
    Eternal Legends

    elninjalaranja

    Jeff died at 30.

  9. divnaindija24

    JEFF : "All I want to do is love everyone." : BUCKLEY

  10. Adelaide Chick

    I love the grunge vibes from this one!

    elninjalaranja

    Nothing grunge on this song, pal.

  11. Frederic Hodshon

    genetics - Tim

  12. Brianna Bush

    Lyrics

    Eternal life is now on my trail
    Got my red glitter coffin, man, just need one last nail
    While all these ugly gentlemen play out their foolish games
    There's a flaming red horizon that screams our names
    And as your fantasies are broken in two
    Did you really think this bloody road would pave the way for you?
    You better turn around and blow your kiss hello to life eternal,
    Angel
    Racist everyman, what have you done?
    Man, you've made a killer of your unborn son
    Oh crown my fear your king at the point of a gun
    All I want to do is love everyone
    And as your fantasies are broken in two
    Did you really think this bloody road would pave the way for you?
    You better turn around and blow your kiss hello to life eternal
    There's no time for hatred, only questions
    What is love, where is happiness, what is life, where is peace?
    When will I find the strength to bring me release?
    Tell me where is the love in what your prophet has said?
    Man, it sounds to me just like a prison for the walking dead
    I've got a message for you and your twisted hell
    You better turn around and blow your kiss goodbye to life eternal
    Angel yeah
    Angel, unh, angel, unh

    Anni Psy

    thank uuuuuu

  13. MELANIE Townsend

    there is a flaming red horizon that scerams all of our names.

    Helen Mcintosh

    MELANIE Townsend ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  14. MELANIE Townsend

    jeff buckley isn't dead. he is my personal ghost and he babysits my children now. since i can't find any good hired help around here they aren't qualified. i'm a musician my kids are musicians he is a musician. it all fits.

  15. Eren Gülümser

    dırı dırı dırı dırı
    dırı dırı dırı dırı


    can't stop addicted to the shin dig
    chop top he says i'm gon...


    sorry, wrong song.

  16. Camilo Marcovecchio

    La Comarca estuvo acá

  17. Jules rednoz rednoz81

    A genius so soon back down.. ..
    Feel you this power in his play , his voice , and his intensity
    R i p Mr Jeff Buckley 💖🙏💖🤘

  18. Samuel Feynman Tribute page

    Fucking amazing.

  19. Alex Robinson

    Sounds like something muse would make. He influenced a lot of artist.

  20. Twistefire

    porfin encontre el tema de duende

  21. ruben torres

    I picture Muse going to their Origin of Symmetry producer with this record under the arm: "We want to sound like this. But just the last song".

  22. Xavier Ferrin

    There's no time for hatred, only questions
    What is love, where is happiness, what is life, where is peace?
    When will I find the strength to bring me release?

  23. Realpolitik

    DUENDE LIVE!

  24. Allen M. Zimmerman

    I have no idea which version I love more... This version from Grace or the "Road Version" from the single... Tough call. Both are amazing.

  25. Adrian Schmadrian

    The thumping, thundering bass in this song is surely Jeff's paean to grunge. Awesome.

  26. Ian Brooke

    Grace is the complete album. It's soaked with every emotion. The covers are superb and the original song writing is sublime. This song just rocks! No compromise. My favourite album of all time.

  27. Roger P

    This song blows me away every time I hear it... 24 years and counting!

  28. Kate Murphy

    My project in Manhattan was for a couple of years, I left that city kicking and screaming...

  29. Kate Murphy

    All I did was to live and work in Manhattan, this music is still glued to me.

  30. Matambre

    IN SA NO

  31. Aylla

    Happy 52nd birthday Jeff

  32. A5ids

    Chris Cornell definitely listened to this intently.

    Anki Hansen

    Chris Cornell started his musical career long time before Jeff.

    Ice Kube Qwerty

    @Anki Hansen you hear buckleys influence on Chris in audioslave

    Matthew Davey

    I suspect they were both looking at robert plant as a main influence

  33. Dan B 0809

    CAN'T STOP ADDICTED TO THE SHINDIG

  34. Logan Randall

    Can we take a moment to appreciate the bass

  35. Aloicious Gaylord

    9/4/2018 at this point 44 who just don't get it SAD!

  36. FacuBraXx :D

    La comarca esta presente, se termino el stream que sad

  37. FRANCO

    el duendee viejoo❤🍀

  38. Devronicus

    After listening to the live in Chicago version of many times, this just sounds slow

  39. LitAfuseiCantStop

    I still remember the first time hearing this song... Every time I hear it it takes me back 🌊♥️

  40. Aldo Balderas

    I love that bass

  41. Andy Jenings

    Leon russel and John Mayer

  42. Constance Kreese

    This makes me think of the crow, sounds what I picture the Eric Dravens band sounding like

  43. k6C94 kimchim

    *ANGEL*

  44. Poker Face

    Nueneeeee

  45. BubbaZen10

    Joeyabels100 brought me here.  Thanks man!

  46. NodaSerp

    Beauty to my ears. Magic.

  47. Compress E

    Nueeeenneeeeeeee

  48. q susio

    can't stop by rhcp was released on 2002 this was on 1994 lol

  49. THE HOLY SPIRIT

    5 steps to eternal life
    https://youtu.be/GC7JfeXCWCg

  50. The Last Guitar Hero

    Awesome bass on this

    bigbowlowrong

    The drummer was incredible too. Full of amazing nuance.

  51. Ghost Cheese

    Nice Mayhem cover.

  52. If You're In Marketing; Kill Yourself

    Only Jeff could have an album with a song like Corpus Christi Choir on it and then something upbeat and more funky like this. The man could really do it all

  53. Callum McCarthy

    That hi-hat groove though

  54. The Real SMALK

    lmao, almost funk metal

  55. Michela Cossu

    forever Jeff

  56. Astrid A

    Eternal love

  57. Rob Jones

    It will be twenty years since Jeff's marvellous voice was silenced forever

    I saw him perform at the now defunct Astoria venue, London in 1995, and he was on
    the cusp of an exciting wave. Like his late father Tim, he had an astonishing vocal range,
    and he had a band that could match his incredible talent.
    This was my favourite track from the only official album he made, when he was alive.

    Like Amy Winehouse, he was a brilliant talent whose life was cut too brutally short.

  58. CaitlinK nee Welch

    Thank you +

  59. Mr. Super NiceGuy

    I can't decide whether i like this version or the live version more.

  60. ruf1980

    To be honest, this the only song i don't like in the album.

  61. Leigh Talbot

    My favourite Jeff Buckley song, has been since I first listened to his album in (not sure) 95 or 96 ish. I can remember trying to get my friends to like Jeff and no one wanted to know about him. Then later on, everyone was a JB fan! Which in it's own circumstance is sad and wonderful at the same time.

  62. Anthony Duran

    Sounds like Muse mixed with Jane's Addiction lol

    S G

    Anthony Duran you mean muse and jane's addiction sound like Jeff. Many current artists recycled his sound.

    Fabrizio Pedrotti

    Nah. Jane's Addiction's first album was released on 1987. It sounds like early Jane's.

  63. Nicolás Riveros

    Can't stop, addicted to the shin dig
    Chop Top, he says I'm gonna win big
    Choose not a life of imitation
    Distant cousin to the reservation

    oh wait wrong song

    Will Carlier

    Nicolás Riveros Haha so true !

    Gaby Beal

    YES THATS WHAT I WAS THINKING.

    Jack Black

    Saaaameee thoughts

    Chop Top Sawyer

    AAAAAAYYYYYY

  64. Bruh

    Tell me where is the love in what your Prophet has said?

    Proof Jeff would be a Trump voter

    Glenn Doncaster

    What!? That line is a dig at religion, referencing how so many religions claim to be based on the principles of love, equality, freedom and peace and then condemn other religious groups and even condone or create violence towards them, or limit the civil rights of minorities such as homosexuals. If anything, it surely proves he was a liberal.

    Bruh

    I was joking bruh

    Glenn Doncaster

    +Daniel T sorry. I find it quite hard to interpret sarcasm online.

  65. Antonjeta Nogaj

    Eternal life a his songs...💖💖💖1gen 2017

  66. Mystik Gaming

    Duende plebs over here? #DuendeOutro

  67. Briena Matos

    "THIS IS A SONG ABOUT…IT’S AN ANGRY SONG. LIFE’S TOO SHORT AND TOO COMPLICATED FOR PEOPLE BEHIND DESKS AND PEOPLE BEHIND MASKS TO BE RUINING OTHER PEOPLE’S LIVES, INITIATING FORCE AGAINST OTHER PEOPLE’S LIVES, ON THE BASIS OF THEIR INCOME, THEIR COLOR, THEIR CLASS, THEIR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS, THEIR WHATEVER"

    LENA D

    Best comment I've read all year !!!

  68. URKillingme100 *

    From start to finish, one of the greatest rock songs ever recorded!

    icecreamforcrowhurst

    URKillingme100 no doubt. it's the chariot upon which Buckley rode into the pantheon of the rock gods to take his rightful place.

    KrisJM1234

    icecreamforcrowhurst - that description will run through my head like a music video every time I hear this song now.

  69. Tony Bates

    A lot of musicians die after their creative peak, and of course it's sad, BUT:

    You get the feeling this guy was just getting started.

    Laura

    You get the feeling?? Of course he was just starting out. What we've all missed out on I just can't even think about .

    Simon0

    @Laura yeah he could have been one of the best musicians around today! we'll never know though. But i kind of believe people die when they are supposed to die. Hope that doesnt upset anyone its just my belief.

    Laura

    @Simon0 whatever our thoughts are it's our musical loss x

    Hall Park

    Why’d you have to ruin my day with this truth?

    Es Ar

    @Simon0 Lul

  70. Jan Dziewior

    It's never too late to realize what world are we live in Angel :)

  71. Jeff Lee

    miss u jeff.

  72. J. Polnareff

    LOVE this guy, great music

  73. David Brown

    Rich words from a dead man

  74. Julie Mcintyre

    James Franco should star as Jeff in a movie, that'd be awesome!

    Max Schwartz

    Matthew Lewis

    jackson riviera

    what would the movie be about? a tragedy? a talent gone too soon? no thanks. too predictable.

    Thomas Rainbow

    I can't believe that hasn't happened yet!

    Scott Burke

    He does look just like him

    sarajamus

    Have you seen the one with Penn Badgley playing JB?
    Good stuff!

  75. Alex G H Sansbury

    Such a similar sound to the RHCP's.

    Lucas G

    +Alex G H Sansbury Sounds like Can't Stop

    guigakakashi

    +Alex G H Sansbury is more like Silverchair

    guitardude 2

    +LucasLetsPlays well this song was made before, so actually can't stop sounds like this track

    Maxime

    it's maybe why i love this one

    Pontuxicues

    It is the sound of the bass that is reminiscent to "Give it Away" by RHCP

  76. D H

    Sounds like a message to ISIS. Jeff Buckley predicted his own death through Grace.

    Danilo Luís Faria

    +Derek Henkel it could as easily be a message to christians, but also for anyone who bear racist, homophobic beliefs.

    "If peace is not for everyone, then no one can have it"

    Peter Moore

    you Derek, are seriously deluded.

    Owly Owlman

    It's a huge "FU" to religion as a whole really.

  77. ryshenton

    Honestly, I have an official guitar music note book to most of his songs, and this one has the coolest chords and progressions; I just love how it all goes, it's awesome.

    It just makes me sad he never made much more.

    Of course I love guitar parts to Vancouver, and Sky is a Landfill.

    Just so unique and creative. He really managed to do something compeltely different in a world of bland imitators. Most rock songs now are simply some licks and maybe big power chords, but this song is so much more detailed and complex. You almost don't hear it all when it's being played though. Very subtle I guess.

    FlashBackHumour

    +ryshenton Any chance you have a decent link to these progressions/chords?

    All the tabs I can find are really simple open/power chords etc.

    Thanks!

    ryshenton

    Well, I don't know if it's that "great" but I just thought that some of things he did were pretty novel and interesting. That's the thing, it doesn't stray too far from being a typical hard rock composition; but it had some real cool ideas without being 'wanky' and all about 'solos' and shit. It's a physical book I own, though. I can tab it later this week, maybe, since it's not been done justice, I guess.

    FlashBackHumour

    @ryshenton That would be awesome if you get a chance to! I'd really appreciate it.

    FlashBackHumour

    Hey, I was wondering if you ever got a chance to tab out Eternal Life from the book you have? Would be so grateful!

    Benjamin Lebidineuse

    @ryshenton Hey did you manage to tab out the song? 🤘

  78. Tyler Bentley

    Sounded like tool for like the first 30 seconds....

    I Heart Noise

    +tylerloveskorn And there's a heavier live version of that song too.

    Karim Bawazir

    +tylerloveskorn or Dont Stop by RHCP

    vvrath

    +Karim Bawazir I think you mean Can't Stop :)

    Karim Bawazir

    @vvrath Damn, I didn't even realize that, my bad. and thanks for correcting me

  79. Samantha Crooks

    I think he is one of the best male musicians to have ever lived

    Régis GUEYFFIER

    And Lenny Kravitz :)

    Matty Little

    Definitely THE BEST

    Jonah Erin Bellin Saitz

    Okay, he's pretty good, but I wouldn't go that far.

    patrianagara7

    Samantha Crooks one of the best soloist to be precise

    Iga 27

    not necessarily male only ...., ha, ha, ha;

  80. Funkengr00ven

    This has got to be my favourite song of the century. That vocal... the emotion... that groove... that arrangement... Far out.

  81. Smorkser

    That intro sounds remarkably like the one to Can't Stop by the Peppers. Or rather, the other way around

    navye48

    @Smorkser there is a huge difference imo, different rhythm as well. all those effects make it remarkably different to me.

    H1PrstX

    + Smorkser Yeah this was released in 94. Cant Stop was 2002

    Constance Kreese

    Smorkser mix them and wonder what you'd get

    Penis Fish

    This was well before dude

  82. Lewis C

    I tell you what this is: HEAVY METAL SOUL - and the metal in it is gold. The heaviness and lightness intertwined; presented by a being that called music his father and mother, just like Saint Francis of Assisi called the moon and death his sisters so we can better understand that all manifestations of reality have a nurturing and generous  property as our own family. It is for us to pay tribute to these things and Jeff payed tribute to music by setting poetry in motion by means of sound sculptures. He himself said poetry came to him first. This stresses in my mind that poetry is a critically important testimonial that we are all sublime, our inner depth is cosmic as the universe itself. HUMANS CANNOT BE ENGINEERED. Hence as communities we pull the sublime time and time again from wherever normalized society may have subjugated it, by not paying for it or giving it air time. Nevertheless the sublime emerges through its emergent properties; Because we are in this life to share wonders with each other in acts of generosity. Such as sharing the answers of the questions others place to us. What is love? Where is happiness?; What is Life? Where is the peace?  LOVE IS: Friendship and Admiration; HAPPINESS IS: In giving happiness to others ; LIFE IS: Through our craft paying tribute through excellence to the trades we love, so we can set in motion wonders, give wonders to others, empower others for wonders. THE PEACE IS: At realizing and putting in to action love, happiness and and life.

    Jason Cosio

    Thank you Lewis C. Your wise words have helped tremendously. 🙏✌🎶

  83. GreenwayOo

    That guy is an eternal legend. So unique and authentic music. 

  84. Beggar Wall

    Jebus. That note he hits and holds at 4.22. The finest vocal moment I ever heard. Gives me a shiver every time I hear it (and I've heard it thousands of times).

    matteo campus

    +Beggar Wall His father did millions of better vocal moments

    Daniel

    +matteo campus Go listen to his father then.

    matteo campus

    You should do it as well

    Toastrodamus

    The end of Grace, I think, is even better.

    MirkoS1995

    lol... great but nothing special... listen Judas Priest - Blood Red Skies

  85. Robert Mcafee

    Amazing track - amazing album, it slipped under the radar in The Uk , but we knew it was a ground breaking record , lets keep it secret to ourselves and not involve the plebs - they can listen to their 1975 ( who are sh*t by the way ) 

  86. SoySauce HairDye

    This song really shows how much of a leggiero tenor Jeff Buckley truly was.  At 4:23 he does a very light mixed voice D5 (which to most sounds like falsetto) which he eventually puts more and more chest in with brilliant vibrato and trills up to an E5.  Holy shit, it gets me every time.  Jeff Buckley will always be a legend and always my favorite singer.

    Andres Esqueda

    gives me goosebumps everytime. I like him a TAD bit more than Freddie Mercury ( I know I know).

    Matthew Davey

    that vocal section is legendary imo

  87. Tomas Horn

    from another world

  88. Eyes onFire

    R.I.P. buddy

  89. Maria Fernanda Quezada

    YES, YES, & YES!

    Beggar Wall

    @***** Nonsense. He didn't kill himself.

  90. FKA Betty

    I love the guitar in this song. It makes me wanna headbang lol.

  91. Joel MARTINEZ

    Buena rola  bendiciones para esta banda

    Vive Viajero

    Jeff Buckley murió en mayo del 97 y aún es considerado como uno de los más grandes de su generación por su voz y su estilo...

  92. Aroreiel

    My favourite track from my favourite album. Love you, Jeff.

  93. Jody Lester

    This song is surprisingly... Dare I say it?... Heavy!

    I honestly wouldn't be surprised to hear that riff in a metal song. Haha

    soundslave

    @Bobby Mopfeet I would have loved for Jeff to make more songs like this.

    Beggar Wall

    Gloriously heavy!

    John Arundell

    If you think this is heavy you should hear the 'Road Version' which makes this sound like a nursery rhyme :D

    soundslave

    @John Arundell That and their version of Kick out the Jams.

    John Arundell

    @soundslave Once at a concert in Melbourne a lady who presumably wanted to hear sweet hummable songs like Last Goodbye all night asked Jeff why they played heavy stuff, to which he replied "Because we dig it."

  94. Amapola Araya

    "Tell me where is the love in what your prophet has said
    Man, it sounds to me just like a prison for the walking dead
    And i've get a message for you and your twisted hell
    You better turn around and blow your kiss goodbye to life eternal 
    Angel" fucking amazing!

  95. Daniel T

    If you're referring to how the bass sounds, then RHCP were doing this long before Buckley. Just sayin'.

  96. Canada Bob

    The more I listen, the more I like !