Tim Buckley - I Must Have Been Blind Lyrics




Here I am believin' words again
Here I am tryin' to find your love again
Here I am down on my knees again
Prayin' for a love
That we used to know

Both of us know
How hard it is to love
And let it go
Both of us know
How hard it is to go on living that way
When so few understand what it means
To fall in love
And so few know how hard it is to live without it
I must have been blind
I must have been blind
Lord, I must have been blind

To hold something real
And not believe it
To live in her life
And never trustin'
To give all you know and never feel it
To hold back each day
Until it dies away

Both of us know
How hard it is to love
And let it go
Both of us know
How hard it is to go on
Living that way
When so few understand what it means
To fall in love
And so few know how hard it is to live without it
I must have been blind
I must have been blind
Lord, I must have been blind





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  1. S S

    I heard this for the first time today. One of the best songs ever.

  2. Donald Peoples

    This was good band!

  3. M3st1za

    meaning of song?

  4. çapart

    Here I am believin' words again
    Here I am tryin' to find your love again
    Here I am down on my knees again
    Prayin' for a love
    That we used to know
    Both of us know
    How hard it is to love
    And let it go
    Both of us know
    How hard it is to go on living that way
    When so few understand what it means
    To fall in love
    And so few know how hard it is to live without it
    I must have been blind
    I must have been blind
    Lord, I must have been blind
    To hold something real
    And not believe it
    To live in her life
    And never trustin'
    To give all you know and never feel it
    To hold back each day
    Until it dies away
    Both of us know
    How hard it is to love
    And let it go
    Both of us know
    How hard it is to go on
    Living that way
    When so few undersand what it means
    To fall in love
    And so few know how hard it is to live without it
    I must have been blind
    I must have been blind
    Lord, I must have been blind

  5. David Hoade

    blew me away its stunning

  6. Shaun Kelly-Kenyon

    word, period

  7. Donald Peoples

    Sweetest kind of bittersweet

  8. Burt472

    That vibraphone.....Special....Thrilling

  9. Burt472

    Thank you Tim....Merry Christmas wherever you are at.....Ciao from Trento, Italy

  10. Judy Graves

    Buckley's version cuts like a knife. Absolutely hauntingly beautiful. Nothing compares

    Burt472

    I did write same.......A greeting from Italy

  11. Circuit7Active

    I'm sure this song hits home with a lot of people...with a lot of passion

  12. Michael Vronksy

    Beyond beautiful...

  13. Ben Bishop

    How sad Tim this great poet left us so early

    Burt472

    Life is indeed effing UNJUST

  14. Fergie Hunter

    The picture looks so much like Jeff... You wouldn't be able to tell the difference between them

  15. Burt472

    "Blue Afternoon" is a spectacular album

  16. Burt472

    Orgasmic vibraphone

    Sculptorshaw

    the drums also, the way every element blends together, it's almost the musical equivalent of waves washing ashore.

    Burt472

    @Sculptorshaw Yep...Agreed...Ciao from Italy

  17. Jesse Pinkman

    good song. is beautiful. always presnts TIm

  18. Linda Jones

    I'll take Tim's original versions every time. Beautiful post, thank you.

  19. Darkside of the Heart

    if you have Ever been in Love ,this is to loved ones that are no longer in are Arm's

  20. Paul Keeley

    Just one of the saddest songs I've ever heard.

    Michael Strasser

    Truly this is True

    Burt472

    Painfully beautiful......

  21. Burt472

    This track cuts you like a knife. Thanks Tim.

  22. Steve Kostelecky

    Thanks very much for sharing this.

  23. darkridr25

    I know this song best from its cover by "This Mortal Coil." Knowing and loving it so much, I wanted to hear the original. I didn't care at all for his version of "Song To The Siren," but this is really good. I like it quite a bit. :)

    TheGreatUtopiaCat

    @darkridr25 "his version" you mean the definitive and original version?

    darkridr25

    @TheGreatUtopiaCat
    I believe I had made that clear in the previous sentence where I mentioned that I wanted to hear the original....

    TheGreatUtopiaCat

    @darkridr25 ohhh k when u say his u mean this mortal coil nvm yeah i think tim's (the original) is the best version, next up would be john frusciante's cover from the empyrean

    darkridr25

    Ah, I haven't heard John Frusciante's version yet. I'll look that up soon. Thanks for that. :)

  24. Burt472

    Masterpiece.

  25. dawn bluegarnet

    exact same happened to me about 6 mon earlier on the promo album, my step dad was a disc jockey

  26. Tom Davis

    That Zappa collection is where I first heard it and I agree completely with you on it still being one of the most beautiful songs ever.

    Soulshouter

    I had that album too, "Zapped", love this tune..

  27. hydropolite

    great song - foreshadowed the wonderful 70s when jazz invaded pop music big time ..steely dan, michael franks, joni mitchell, bobby caldwell, gato barbieri, chick corea, sergio mendes, manhattan transfer, earth wind and fire, crusaders ....and i know i left a lot out

  28. Rob Wanders

    so beautiful!!! it always makes me cry...

  29. Christian Nieves

    Brendan Perry's cover of this song is amazing.. Great stuff!

  30. Eggbert .w

    Three cheers for Frank's good taste!

  31. sbraund1

    @2010sjf Just came across this song for the first time today the same way. so beautiful

  32. NovaScotiaChick

    Imagine, to die and not have known this voice?
    Every day we must be, and can be, grateful for the little things.
    Today, I am grateful for knowing Tim's music. :)
    Without youtube and many of its fabulous uploaders, I wouldn't know nearly as much of it though, so thanks to them too!

    Burt472

    Yep....

  33. agrippa9

    did not know he had his ears pierced

    Minx Minx

    agrippa9

    Minx Minx

    Tim's Little Sister was one of my Besties..
    Tim, had a jade earring, his lovely Brilliant Sister (whom, changed her name and went to, Ireland. She never wanted her success on, her own merit etc) Tim, was hardly a Poet, Larry Becket was the lyricist. Tim was Friends with Zappa, some of Zappa's musicians Buzz. I, forget his last name, (anyway, they Played on Starsailer) I remember when Timmy's Sister first saw Jeff ( she was only 5 years older than her nephew. She concluded that Hereditary trumped Environment.. She said they both shuffled when they walked and he looked like an apparition..
    Tim's gifts were infinate. His octave range was magnificent and he took banjo lessons and taught himself how to play the guitar. He was a Prankster and his Mom entrusted Tim to take care of his Little Sister, she actually took, care of him.. I miss him.
    BTW: He went to High School with Jackson Browne, Larry Beckett ( Check out Beckett's Books) and Van Dyke Parks.. Imagine that " Prom". Tim, him a record deal) He wasn't a dead-beat Dad, Jeff's Mother moved and married so many times, Tim, was only allowed to see his beloved Son, Twice.
    Dream Letter, was recorded at his rented house in Malibu, where the waves ebbed and flowrd, under the house, that Song was written for Jeff. Blue Melody, was written for His Mother, Elaine..
    Tim was the most Underated Talent because he was progressive. He did it His Way.. Which, is the Buckley Mantra. God Rest, Timmy (Magical Minstrel) and Jeff, (the seeker.)
    Most of all Bless Tim's Sister, who has endured more loss and pain that a lesser mortal could never endure. Her "Irish Gallows Humour", "Superior Intellect" & altruisticism.
    She is the "Last of her Tribe of Unicorns".
    Lastly, Taylor Buckley. was Tim's Second Wive's Son.
    Tim adopted him. In Tim's 20's he was Supporting Two Families.

    robert donaldson

    @Minx Minx thank you for this bit of History. I never missed Tim when he came to Detroit to perform. The last time I saw him was when he opened for Aerosmith. I believe it wasn't long after that that he passed away. Listening to this brings back so many memories.

  34. Martina Cucuzzella

    never heared something so true and amazing before

  35. Burt472

    One of the most AWESOME songs I have listened to in my life......

  36. williammelvin

    @HeidiIvy dont thank youtube thank spaceodyssee0 for uploading so many tim vids.

  37. BilisNegra

    @2010sjf One of the few thinks I do NOT like about Zappa is that he owned the rights for Blue Afternoon and Starsailor, but he (or the family trust) never bothered to release them on CD. They do NOT exist in CD format except for a very rare and limited edition by a minor label.

  38. Dolev Levavi

    @shamandance53 omg... how could you sell that album?

  39. ProtestSong68

    this song is exactly how i feel...
    strong lyrics..
    i wouldnt dare to think something like that could possibly be true...

  40. shamandance53

    Thank you so much for putting this up on You Tube. I actually had this song on that Bizarre Frank Zappa album; and like an idiot I let it go in an auction.It may be my favorite song, ever! Thank you, thank you!

  41. cheesegorelove

    To be quiet honest, I prefer the This Mortal Coil version. I think it sounds more haunting and desolate.

  42. Burt472

    Another masterpiece.Thank you Tim