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The Texas Chainsaw Mystery II

I am in tears to find my years as a dj has come to pay off! I am 30 yrs of age and I am a major Cocteau Twins Fan. Also A MAJOR Texas Chainsaw FAN! The song by "Mortal Coil" is the song on the trailer except a different female vocalist. The movie trailer does not mess the song up at all! It is the same as "Mortal Coil!".
For everyone who does not know who "Mortal Coil" is, it is the band that the vocalist (Elizabeth) from the "Cocteau Twins" joined after "The Twins" broke up. Needless to say, this song is not in the movie at all. Having this song and being a Thomas Hewitt fan for years, I just of wished the song was in the film! I thought that the perfect place for it was at the end when Erin was alone driving away from the Hewitt house with the child. Was it money that kept it from the film? We will never know. Still, it is so haunting to see this song on the official site of the movie. We know that the trailer version is no where but on the official site of the movie, thats ok though, Elizabeth still sounds the BEST!!
If everyone here wants to go deeper on this song, check out:
Awesome 90's Rave Sample From This Wonderfull Song! The Main Sample In Song:
"Did I Dream, Did I Dream About You?"
Samples From The Movie: "The Running Man"

Regardless: The "Mortal Coil" Version Will Soothe Your Need For This Haunting Song From The "TEXAS CHAINSAW 2003", Love the song, love the MOVIE! Longlive Thomas Hewitt! THE SAW IS ALWAYS FAMILY!
Posted by: LIZMESSIAH on October 28, 2003 03:25 AM


Not this one ...
About the song. I just got the mortal coil version. it is definitely a different vocalist than the one on the tcm website/trailer. Great song, but the tcm version is much better. It's that voice. I get goose bumps from the website, the mortal coil cd does nothing for me.
Posted by: ghostofjerusalem on October 29, 2003 08:23 AM

You can tell by listening to the trailer music that it IS NOT the This Mortal Coil version. Although it is very similar, I am a record producer. You can hear Antares Pitch Correction on the version in the trailer. I read the version by this Mortal Coil was done in 1983 - and she's singing slightly out of key. Her performance would never fly by today's standards. Therefore, is is not This Mortal Coil. I also saw that the song will not be on the soundtrack.
Posted by: Rockhigh on October 30, 2003 11:58 PM

:( this sucks that song is like my life its a haunting and most soothing song i ever heard id wish theyd stop keeping it a damn secret
Posted by: dave on November 2, 2003 12:08 AM


"For everyone who does not know who "Mortal Coil" is, it is the band that the vocalist (Elizabeth) from the "Cocteau Twins" joined after "The Twins" broke up."
Quite the opposite, actually, Elizabeth Fraser was in Cocteau Twins when she worked on the first TMC release 'It'll End In Tears'. Cocteau Twins recorded for at least ten years after her work with TMC and Fraser has never 'joined' another band since Cocteau Twins broke up, though she has sang on tracks by Massive Attack, Craig Armstrong and many others.
Song To The Siren
Long afloat on shipless oceans
I did all my best to smile
'Til your singing eyes and fingers
Drew me loving to your isle
And you sang
Sail to me
Sail to me
Let me enfold you
Here I am
Here I am
Waiting to hold you
Did I dream you dreamed about me?
Were you hare when I was fox?
Now my foolish boat is leaning
Broken lovelorn on your rocks,
For you sing, "Touch me not, touch me not, come back tomorrow:
O my heart, O my heart shies from the sorrow"
I am puzzled as the newborn child
I am troubled at the tide:
Should I stand amid the breakers?
Should I lie with Death my bride?
Hear me sing, "Swim to me, Swim to me, Let me enfold you:
Here I am, Here I am, Waiting to hold you"
Posted by: starsailor on November 4, 2003 01:38 AM


I was wondering what the name of the song was that plays on the official website when the page loads. I would love if someone could give me a right answer plz. Ty ^__^
Posted by: Alucard on November 12, 2003 04:28 PM

Oh and plz e-mail it to me lol ty again
Posted by: Alucard on November 12, 2003 04:29 PM

That song IS 'Song to the Siren'. See all posts that have been made to this entry to read all about it.
Posted by: Leopoldo on November 12, 2003 04:41 PM
Posted by: ghostofjerusalem on November 13, 2003 07:42 PM

Its sunrise (here i am) an old trance track from dj ratty in 2000. Pull it of from winmx.
Posted by: victim on November 15, 2003 09:58 AM

Alernatively have a look at, the mortal coil, itll end in tears, song to the siren
Posted by: victim on November 15, 2003 10:22 AM

Errr, the song IS actually by This Mortal Coil, and IS song to the siren, the producers have cleverly adjusted the pitch of the vocals, and added a "crackle" effect so its hard to tell where theyve edited the actual words as some of the lyrics from the origonal are not there. :D
Posted by: Mickey Mouse on November 16, 2003 06:29 AM

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A trailer for the recently released remake of the movie "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (wasn't once enough?) features a NEW version of Tim Buckley's "Song to the Siren" (which was itself covered by Elizabeth and Robin for 4AD's This Mortal Coil project in 1983). The version of "Song to the Siren" that is in the movie trailer is NOT the same version as that recorded by Liz and Robin in 1983; it is a new version, with new instrumentation and a different singer. Neither Elizabeth nor Robin nor 4AD (to our knowledge) had anything to do with the recording that is being used to promote "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre." (Since the song was not originally written or recorded by them, it isn't up to them anyway.)
It is, however (maybe), worth noting that the version being used in the movie trailer is a very close remake (a mimicry, even) of Liz and Robin's version of Buckley's original recording. The late Tim Buckley (father of the late Jeff Buckley) originally wrote and recorded "Song to the Siren" for his 1970 LP Star Sailor. Ivo Watts-Russell, founder of 4AD, asked Liz and Robin to record their own interpretation of the song for the 1983 This Mortal Coil EP entitled Sixteen Days/Gathering Dust. The song was later included on the This Mortal Coil LP It'll End In Tears, released in 1984.
Posted by: ghostofjerusalem on November 17, 2003 08:51 AM

Err, the above paragraphs are from the Cocteau Twins official website.
Posted by: ghostofjerusalem on November 17, 2003 08:54 AM

So I talked to moneypenny themselves and here is the real deal. The song you hear in the trailer is sung by vocalist Renee Firner but she only sung a 30 sec bit from the song. That is why there is no version out there that has the whole thing. I already came across the same bit there is on the TCM web site and that is the whole thing they made her sing. This version is based on The mortal Coil version thats why its so damn similar but the only real difference is the vocalist. So finaly I can rest easy knowing the truth.
Posted by: Deuz_ZeX on November 20, 2003 09:41 AM

Personaly then I think Renee singing is much better. Her voice is so soothing and crystal clear. Its sad relly that they didn´t record the whole thing.
Posted by: Deuz_ZeX on November 20, 2003 09:48 AM


I love this song so bad !!
What geek kept it from the soundtrack!?
I hope the full version comes out, so we can buy/download it.

Oh, for crying out loud! Fizz_Binn, who just so happens to be the former bass player of the now defunct Minneapolis band Moneypenny, gave the absolutely correct explanation above. I, as the former guitarist of the now defunct Minneapolis band Monypenny, will now reiterate, hopefully for the final time, THE CORRECT ANSWER: The version of the song in the trailer was sung by Renee Firner, former singer of the now defunct Minneapolis band Moneypenny. It was recorded, as Fizz_Binn mentioned, by Ev, now formerly of Minneapolis band 12 Rods. THERE IS NO FULL VERSION OF THE SONG AVAILABLE. They recorded only the small chunk of it that appears in the trailer. End of story. Sheesh!
Posted by: wolfie on December 31, 2003 10:36 AM

So? I wanna have the chunk then :)
Posted by: Brian on January 4, 2004 09:22 PM

And not this one ...

I want like a full version of the friggin song by Renee NOW MAN I AM GONNA DIE I WANT THIS SONG SO BAD!
Posted by: Darryl on January 16, 2004 08:40 PM


YES YES YES!! I FINALLY FOUND THE FUCKIN SONG!! I had no idea what the song was called, so I mailed the people from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (u can email them by lookin on the site) and i asked them what the song was called, and they said Synchronic - The Mortal Coil so I looked it up on kazaa but I couldnt find it, anyway I find this site thank god and I finally got the song: Cocteau Twins - Siren Song. So ppl HERE IT IS =D bye bye greetz cal
Posted by: Callum on January 28, 2004 04:11 PM

The song in the trailer, is as seducing as a siren should be, and thus, like a siren only exists in Greek mythology and is never to be seen as a real complete person, the few seconds of this heavenly voice that you can hear in the trailer, don't exist as a real complete song anywhere on this earth...
So... enjoy the many versions of this song that are actually available on Kazaa, Imesh and so on.
Obsessions can take a lot of time, but saying to anybody: Here I am, waiting to hold you... takes just a few seconds...
This Renee and the one who made the trailer, did the finest job I ever saw...
Adrie (from Holland)
Posted by: The Jam on January 30, 2004 05:39 PM

I can't be that Moneypenny isn't working on a full version, as this song is SO popular it could sell millions of copies.
P.S.: This search remembers me of my search to a song played in the movie "Fear" with Mark Wahlberg, after a year of searching it appeared to be "The Sundays - Wild Horses". You should listen it ;)
P.S.2: Does Moneypenny have a website?
Posted by: Mephisto on February 2, 2004 10:23 AM


Moneypenny no longer has a website, as we disbanded in 2001. I don't believe Renee has any plans to record a full version of this song, but if she's seen this page at all, she must be aware of the rather obsessive demand. I'll ask her.
Posted by: wolfie on February 6, 2004 11:24 AM

Everyone confused me here. And i thank those who are trying to answer everyone's question but what is the name of the song from the site of the texas chainsaw movie. not from the trailer but the song from the website. thanks for all the help.
Posted by: Ruben Hernandez on February 20, 2004 08:17 PM


@ Ruben Hernandez
this is the same song
This Mortal Coil - Song to the Siren
Posted by: Mephisto on February 23, 2004 11:29 AM
Here's the entirety of the version of "Song To The Siren" that was used in the trailer:

One of them is mixed a little differently, with a little reverb. Hate to disappoint everybody, but that's all that was ever recorded- just a little session piece.

Hopefully, people might finally get some rest over the issue. (Although a full version would be nice, I admit.)
Posted by: styrofoam on February 27, 2004 10:09 AM


wolfie. yes please ask renee. her version is so haunting. and makes this mortal coil version sound funny now. beg her. please please
and thank you
Posted by: ghostofjerusalem on March 7, 2004 10:27 PM


Are you sure this is the song from the trailer?
Posted by: Sean on March 26, 2004 01:10 PM


Posted by: STELIOS on April 9, 2004 06:19 AM


i love that trailer song. and that mike vogel dude too. hes fucken bad ass
Posted by: rote on May 27, 2004 01:43 PM


i belive thew song in the trailer everyone is on about is a version of " sunrise here i am" by ratty. i belive this as the lyrics to it are
'On the floating, shapeless oceans
I did all my best to smile
Til your singing eyes and fingers
Drew me loving into your eyes
And you sang:
(Sail to me, sail to me, let me enfold you)
Here I am, here I am waiting to hold you'
Which if you listen can be heard in the trailer, but it is song to the siren by The Mortal Coil, album it`ll all end in tears. I checked on amazon.
Posted by: Matt on July 21, 2004 03:55 PM


hey guys, reading thru these posts has been a lot of help trying to find the infamous 'siren song' i do have the one played on the website, it is only a 35 second song tho. if there is anyway to persuade moneypenny to record a full length version, please do it!
styrofoam, ur links did not work. there must be a full length version somewhere, does anyone have any idea how to find it?

Posted by: MadCaddie on August 11, 2004 04:11 PM

u gotta help me find dat trailer song......theres no moneypenny version and the this mortal coil version is not the rite one and the rest are also not rite..... Thanks for the link to hearin the trailer song but i still want the full trailer version not some 46 sec bit......pls help me find it its a cool sound
Posted by: singhy on September 20, 2004 02:26 AM

hey guys...........its me again.i hav an update on the song...i think there is no full version however i hav the shorter version and it is the trailer one but only prob is dat it is short and if u want it go to lime wire and under title type 'the texas chainsaw massacre tr' (dun include the aposthrophe) and after doin so u will hav no more space for any additional alphabets and then search and one entry wil come out this one also includes the end music........its directly frm the trailer minus off the a small consolation to those lookin for the start and end themes of the trailer.....keep searchin for the full version of the start trailer theme and let me noe yea guys...ciao by the way the tcm is a true story although the movie was only inspired by jus means they took the whole idea frm the true story and changed the plots
Posted by: singhy on September 20, 2004 08:24 PM


And the FBI-file has nothing to do with this movie. The original TCM was shot in 1973/1974.
Btw. The reason why I came here I was looking for info for 'Song to the Siren'. I found the info I was looking for. It's hard to believe they only recorded 30 sec... That's just too bad. I could have been a small hit.
Posted by: Orni on October 22, 2004 12:39 PM



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