Jeff Buckley - Moodswing Whiskey Lyrics




Mood swing whiskey
Drank it all in the morning
Waiting for the dark to move in
Sitting in my step-sister's kitchen
Horseflies on the window sill
Eyes trained on the lemon king
And wishing it were a gun

I'm thinking of our wedding rings
Trapped inside the heater
Spring water on the floor of this
Sex starved room

The nightmare's fires burn
The waves of bliss
I tried to stop it with my hand
I was lost in the kiss
With you

Mood swing whiskey
Your bliss, the actress,
Bliss, the assassin
Bliss, the abyss

Did a crazy shot of whiskey
In about zero to sixty
All i could see was the beer

I face the future with a drink in my right
Eyes to the sparkling gloom
Body naked, afraid, and amazed

Say boost me up to your junkyard paradise
Boost me up to your junkyard paradise
With a sweet-ass photo of you

She cheated, and she lied, and you stole her
Stung my tongue just like
Sweat from her shoulder

Ooh, mood swing whiskey
Your love, the destroyer
Love, the destroyer
Love, love...

Yes mood swing whiskey has my brain
Only you can break this chain
Are you here in my bed again
Can you hear my love again [x4]

Run down the subway station babe
I'm packing my rod
All and present histories erased
I am a punishing god
Mood swing whiskey
Yeah the leaves are made of
Messy things again

And i said this is all the headless acrobats
Faces crushed in the circus dust
All for the law of gravity
And the price of admission

Beautiful loser warm hearts have let you down
Beautiful loser warm hearts have left you
Oh no, you...

I think of mankind in quotation marks
Ever since i took a drink from you
This is for all the headless acrobats
Faces crushed in the circus dust
All in the name of gravity
And the price of admission

Beautiful loser while eyes have let you now
Beautiful loser while eyes have let you now
Cause you're beautiful

I think of mankind in quotation marks
Ever since I took a drink of you





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Jeff Buckley Moodswing Whiskey Comments
  1. Ilaria Dalpasso

    Shiver..

  2. Valdemar Sousa

    Definitly one of my all-time favs!

  3. Luciano C. R.

    the most unique artist ever

  4. VanStonner

    I think of "mankind" in quotation marks

  5. Lawrence Abbott

    This version's Lyrics(interpreted by me):
    Moodswing whiskey
    Drink it all in the trailer
    Waiting for the dark to move in
    Sitting in my step sisters kitchen
    Horse flies on the window sill
    Eyes trained on the lemon peel
    And wishing it were a gun
    I'm thinking of my wedding ring
    Trapped inside the heater
    Spring water on the floor of this sex starved room.

    Your nightmare falls around me
    In waves of bliss
    Tried to stop it with my hand, I was lost in a kiss with you,
    Moodswing whiskey
    Your bliss, the actress, bliss the assassin, bliss the abyss.

    Took a sleezy shot of whiskey from zero to sixty,
    All I could see was the bill.
    I'm singin to a melody, with a drink in my right hand
    Eyes sparkling flame and (can't hear)
    Said buzz me up to your junkyard paradise.(2x)
    Baby I need a sweet ass photo of you.
    I cheated and I lied,
    And you stole her;
    Stung my tongue just like the sweat from her shoulder.
    Ooh moodswing whiskey
    You love the destroyer(3x)

    Yes moodswing whiskey fuck my brain.
    Only you could break this chain.
    Lend me her in my bed again.
    Yeah, yeah, oh yeah oh yeah.(4x)
    Go down to the subway station packin a ride.
    All unnecessary histories erased.
    I am a punishing God,
    Moodswing whiskey,
    Your prodigal son has returned.

    This is for all the headless acrobats,
    Faces crushed in the circus dust.
    All in the name of gravity and the price of admission.
    Beautiful loser, while eyes have let'ch you know.(2x)
    Cause youre beautiful,
    I think of mankind in quotation marks.
    Ever since I took a drink of you.

  6. Lawrence Abbott

    This version's Lyrics(interpreted by me):
    Moodswing whiskey
    Drink it all in the trailer
    Waiting for the dark to move in
    Sitting in my step sisters kitchen
    Horse flies on the window sill
    Eyes trained on the lemon peel
    And wishing it were a gun
    I'm thinking of my wedding ring
    Trapped inside the heater
    Spring water on the floor of this sex starved room.

    Your nightmare falls around me
    In waves of bliss
    Tried to stop it with my hand, I was lost in a kiss with you,
    Moodswing whiskey
    Your bliss, the actress, bliss the assassin, bliss the abyss.

    Took a sleezy shot of whiskey from zero to sixty,
    All I could see was the bill.
    I'm singin to a melody, with a drink in my right hand
    Eyes sparkling flame and (can't hear)
    Said buzz me up to your junkyard paradise.(2x)
    Baby I need a sweet ass photo of you.
    I cheated and I lied,
    And you stole her;
    Stung my tongue just like the sweat from her shoulder.
    Ooh moodswing whiskey
    You love the destroyer(3x)

    Yes moodswing whiskey fuck my brain.
    Only you could break this chain.
    Lend me her in my bed again.
    Yeah, yeah, oh yeah oh yeah.(4x)
    Go down to the subway station packin a ride.
    All unnecessary histories erased.
    I am a punishing God,
    Moodswing whiskey,
    Your prodigal son has returned.

    This is for all the headless acrobats,
    Faces crushed in the circus dust.
    All in the name of gravity and the price of admission.
    Beautiful loser, while eyes have let'ch you know.(2x)
    Cause youre beautiful,
    I think of mankind in quotation marks.
    Ever since I took a drink of you.

  7. handsomerube

    jeff's love of The Grifters shines through in this song

    Lander

    Yeah, i thought the same!

  8. hypo crite

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Tt2AfAGI1o

  9. stuart johnson

    Apart from the shorter version that is on youtube, does anyone know if there are any other studio versions of this song to be found anywhere? I absolutely love it, but I always feel the production levels are a bit low on this live one, always having to turn the volume levels right up. A bit frustrating. I understand that it's live ( and it's brilliant! ), but would have loved there to have been a more polished louder studio cut.
    I guess that's the thing with loving this artist, everything feels somewhat unfinished, that sense there was so much more to come.

    Ghent

    i could swear i read that there was a studio version of this song that is held by his mother/estate and unreleased. i want to say it was mentioned in browne's biography? but i don't own it anymore, so maybe i'm just remembering wrong.

  10. Brenda Luna

    the song I'd sing if I had a failed marriage and had to move out to my step sisters house and felt like a loser because my spouse cheated on me or something

  11. Val Melrose

    who is the drummer? unreal

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    Gurkirat Singh

    Val Melrose I believe Matt Johnson was still the drummer for Jeff's Band at the time

    jeffbuckleyworld

    Matt Johnson

    Bud Permenter

    Yes, the very talented, classically and jazz trained Matt Johnson. Currently doing very creative electronic work with St Vincent. His off timing beats and jazz set ups are strong in this track.

    77bovi

    @Bud Permenter Matt Johnson is with St Vincent?? awesome!
    he's worked with Rufus too!?!?!

  12. Mie Mie

    part of my mind and life forever, why did you leave jeff..? You could have given us that..

  13. malika aebischer

    what a song ! what an artist ! can t stop listenning this piece of art...

    charles scott

    I cant stop singing it sometimes. tryin. :) Like most of his. :/

    malika aebischer

    +charles scott i can relate to what u said :D he was a poet and incredible guitatist with an angel's voice. oh and yes little bonus he was funny smart and handsome as hell. this guy win at the lotery for our biggest pleasure!

    Sofia Noiti

    A masterpiece! We lost a genius. This song could have changed rock music forever. Big loss for the music world.

  14. Nicole

    The song brings back memories! Wish I had seen him in concert when he was still around. Rest in Peace Jeff Buckley, your an inspiration

    April P.

    Concert flyers around NYC I've seen said he was playing at clubs for 5 dollars sometimes. Amazing.

  15. WolfAtTheDoor28

    I love that he switches up his lyrics, it makes them all of his older songs seem new.

    Gurkirat Singh

    WolfAtTheDoor28 Yeah!! The song was a work in progress!

  16. Bradley Smith

    he was playing this when I entered the Enmore Theatre, Feb 17th 1996, mad

  17. WolfAtTheDoor28

    The last line always gets me, "I think of mankind in quotation marks, ever since I took a drink of you." Utterly beautiful, I really love this song. He died a year after I was born,yet a feel really connected to him. Rest in peace, Jeff.

  18. stuart johnson

    I'd second that one pal!