Tim Buckley - Chase The Blues Away Lyrics




Well come along walk with me
And learn the songs that lovers sing
When they believe
We'll dance along the river's edge
Just arm and arm along the moonlit shore
The midnight cries

Well I just came to chase the blues away
For awhile

Just like a child you'll cling to me
From every sound along that rushes near
It's just the breeze that licks your skin
And rubs your breast
And as we lay our river's flow away
Your woman fear

Well I just came to chase the blues away
For awhile

With the morning sun we'll wake
And lift our eyes and watch the eagle fly
Up mountain high
And on his wings our love will climb
And never fail until he soars and dives
Oh, he'll take your breath away

Well, he just came to chase the blues away
For awhile





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  1. garyweglarz

    One of my favorites. Loved that Tim was bending genre's, (rock, folk, jazz) in ways that still sound fresh today and defy simple labels. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. Wishbone Jordy

    Whenever you're not having a great day Tim Burkley details about how to chase the blues away there is a hint that the words aren't saying but with how you feel at this endition it appears that he was going through an experiencin the tone of voice that uis remarkable and whenever you end this song goes into detail what to do

  3. Wishbone Jordy

    through the storms of life causes you to be tossed to and fro it's who you turn to first that makes your situation turn out

  4. Wishbone Jordy

    tim Buckley puts of feelings that helps to identify to get through to say Jesus Christ was right to give yourself a hug that you to chase The blues Away and wind up having a great day

  5. Wojciech Makowski

    Apparently it's Brendan Perry's favourite album...

  6. Lance Kozlowski

    I just heard the MP3 I have of this... been hearing it for decades, and still blew my mind today.... what vocal work, what a unique jazz/dream sound...

  7. Karl Blanchette

    Timeless, so eloquently defined the bushy depth of his extraordinary human soul.

  8. Karl Blanchette

    The Timster,...

  9. bertbretherton

    The anniversary this week of Jeff's slipping away in 1997 brought me back here again to listen to his dad. And marvel once more - in melancholy. Thanks both of you for the magic.

  10. Shaun Kelly-Kenyon

    best father son of all time, so tragic

  11. Lucio Santoro

    Il disco quasi rotto.Tim mi ricordi Porta S.Giovanni anno 75 .mercatino dei dischi. La tua scoperta. Unico e imprendibile.

    Burt472

    Ciao da Trento....Ogni amico di Tim e' anche amico mio....

  12. S Sellers

    Tim really should have been a huge star. He was hugely talented. I'm sure carrying around this kind of talent though was a burden he strikes me as someone who was a secret even to himself. Very hard to live a balanced life when your talent overwhelms you.

    jcooke222

    I watched a doc which said he was kind of throwing his talent away before he died. He was refusing to play any of his old stuff at gigs and was pushing his new sound. His records weren't selling by the end. It's a shame, don't know what would have made him have that attitude.

  13. Rebecca

    Well come along walk with me
    And learn the songs that lovers sing
    When they believe 
    We'll dance along the river's edge
    Just arm and arm along the moonlit shore
    The midnight cries 
    Well I just came to chase the blues away
    For awhile 
    Just like a child you'll cling to me
    From every sound along that rushes near
    I whisper
    It's just the breeze
    That licks your skin and rubs your breast
    And as we lay our river's flow away
    Your woman fear 
    Well I just came to chase the blues away
    For awhile 
    With the morning sun we'll wake
    And lift our eyes and watch the eagle fly
    Up mountain high
    And on his wings our love will climb
    And never fail until he soars and dives
    Oh, he'll take your breath away 
    Well, he just came to chase the blues away
    For awhile

  14. Chris A

    3 minutes in is wonderful

  15. bertbretherton

    Taking my breath away - again.

  16. Burt472

    Sad to see that 9 folks are still unable to chase their own blues away.....

    Stephen Routledge

    Burt472 what do you mean?

    Burt472

    @Stephen Routledge People disliking this one (at the time of my 1st comment they were 9....Now I see 11)...That's unfortunate

  17. Vito Abbate

    chase the blues away, ma in generale tutto blue afternoon con le sue ballate tristi e appenate,rendono Buckley ,tra le altre cose,uno dei padri putativi di tutta la dark wave. è qui che affondano le radici le angosce e depressioni assortite di ian curtis e robert smith. un disco questo inizialmente passato sotto silenzio,in sordina quasi senza colpo ferire ma che va acquistando sempre più valore ,anno dopo anno. e se prima era considerato il classico vaso di coccio tra vasi di metallo (happy sad,lorca,starsailor) oggi giustamente gli viene riconosciuta tutta la sua bellezza .....una bellezza sottile ,ossimoro di seta e acciaio che il tempo non potrà mai scalfire. qualora dovesse interessare è assieme a happy sad il disco di tim che preferisco. la forma canzone che lascia spazio a qualcosa di infinitamente più complesso e adulto ma che nulla sacrifica alla capacità di comunicare. come avverrà in maniera ancora più evidente in lorca e starsailor,due dei dischi più estremi e sperimentali di sempre ma al tempo stesso tra i più belli e coinvolgenti. finis.

    Burt472

    Si....Un gigante....per la musica e per le emozioni in grado di trasmettere....Ciao da Trento

    manrico fiorentini

    Vito Abbate d accordo,ma la vetta è Starsailor...peccato che Curtis e Smith non siano però i miei riferimenti del mal di vivere e chissa che abbiano attinto da Buckley. Eventualmente indicherei, uno su tutti, il grande Peter Hammill dei Van der Graaf Generator piu volte visto in concerto. Ma anche Shawn Phillips e chiaramente Nick Drake che aveva Happy Sad nella sua cameretta e lo amava.

  18. Vito Abbate

    scaruffi ha definito la musica di tim buckley la più interiore del 900. mi sembra che la definizione calzi a pennello soprattutto per dischi come lorca,blue afternoon e happy sad.

    Lucio Santoro

    Direi anche Starsailor. Immenso Tim

  19. TINFOIL67

    Every time I listen to Tim Buckley, it chases my blues away.

    Stephen Routledge

    TINFOIL67 tin

  20. Paulette Dilks

    Ah the river's edge. At the edge between everyday carrying on and those otherly kingdoms that we may chose to go to for relief from the now - love, sex, heroin, fantasies. And eventually he slipped over to stay.

  21. fabienne Guibert

    j'ai redécouvert Tim BUCKLEY... magnifiques chansons...."Chase the Blues away"....."song to the siren","dream letter"....

  22. Loren Bliss

    As I said on another Tim Buckley thread, he was unquestionably the finest Muse Poet of the 20th Century -- and maybe of the past two thousand years.

  23. Camila Rosa

    fav♥rite

  24. bertbretherton

    Both Buckleys took my breath away.

    FolsomBluesPrison

    Breath was taken away from both Buckleys, sadly.

    Big Smoke

    FolsomBluesPrison breathe gets taken away from everyone eventually.

  25. PaulaJean

    I love this as my nighttime lullaby. ❤️❤️

  26. Emma Martínez

    Tim Buckley - Chase the Blues Away.

  27. Gary Lucas

    beautiful song...I love the guitar solo on this by Lee Underwood

    Lawrence Shore

    He was like a beautiful passing comet.

    nagual nhl

    @Lawrence Shore I felt the same about your comment.

  28. John Millthorpe

    I LOVE the ending part...

  29. bertbretherton

    Magic. For me, real magic is a sleight of hand that stuns no matter how many times one witnesses it. I first heard Tim sing this in 1970. It still stuns me. Magic. I ramble - forgive me I am in my own 70's now. Thanks for posting this. Had to listen to it twice!. Bert

    Burt472

    Thanks from Italy for your testimonial...Best

  30. 1000Flamez

    Thumbs up if surfs up brought you here

  31. Alessio Pani

    Fucking beautiful man, beautiful music!

    Stephen Routledge

    Alessio Pani don't swear.

  32. Martha Diaz

    I'm pretty sure this song was used in the new film that just came out "Greetings from Tim Buckley"... it created this really haunting and heartbreaking moment in the movie. That's why I searched it. For all Tim Buckley fans, PLEASE try to see the film asap, you will not regret it.

  33. John Henderson

    Stunning song, sadly the guitar solo is a complete waste of time.

    Stephen Routledge

    John Henderson you play guitar?

  34. MrsLangue

    It is available in Germany :-)
    Five of his first albums, published in: Original Album Series by Tim Buckley.

    And I saw this edition on amazon.com for $32, so I think you can also buy it in USA.

  35. NovaScotiaChick

    Another song from this album is too outstanding to miss out on... Brace yourself.

    watch?v=yv1bzQKRLAY

  36. NovaScotiaChick

    @lana4581 Darn, now I had to listen to this song all over again. ;~) Your beautiful words resonate with me. Perhaps his voice sounds even better now, because he died long ago, than if he were still alive... Who knows? Although I can get quite high on Sting's voice, and he is alive and kicking...

  37. lana4581

    @NovaScotiaChick yes I know where you're coming from, I have the same feeling of pain for Tim when I hear his music, so much I tend to only listen occasionaly-I wait for the beauty to fade for me over time but every time i hear his voice it soars and transcends like flame and seems to inhabit a more ethereal realm.

  38. NovaScotiaChick

    With other singers that died young, I think 'shame'. With Tim, every time I listen to him, it's a much stronger feeling. Like damn fucking shame. But with much, much pain attached.

  39. Damselfred

    I had never listened to Tim Buckley before... Shame on me. This song is a revelation to me! So sad and touching.

  40. Laurel Evers

    This is GREAT MUSIC. the greatest composers never topped this. Tim was a monumental visionary.

    Delhi Delirium

    These arrangements in particularly seem too Grand to be put by a man alone , if Buckley wrote the bass phrasing etc ... you are absolutely right, somebody is yet to top what I´m listening to in here ... on the other hand it seems to me that the basic ideas ,rhythm guitar and voice were laid 1st and then the others had free rein to go over it as in some sort of jazz-y jam - if that is it the effect is astonishing !

    Lucio Santoro

    Grandioso!!!

  41. youoregon1

    outstanding...mood heaven

    Stephen Routledge

    youoregon1 what's 'mood heaven'? Is this a phrase you've made up? Are you able to explain what it means?

  42. Burt472

    Unique and un-repeatable like all songs by Him..........

    Stephen Routledge

    Burt472 when you say un-repeatable, what do you mean? Because Tim is dead? Or because any single moment in time cannot be repeated?

    Burt472

    @Stephen Routledge the latter you wrote....JMHO