continued proclamations in early interviews that
he was not overly familiar with his fathers material, Jeff Buckley was able to
sing four songs at the 1991 St. Anns tribute concert. He
sang SefroniaThe Kings Chain, Phantasmagoria in Two, Once I Was
and I Never Asked to Be Your Mountain. (See links below)
Lucas - Jeff's partner in Gods and Monsters and sometime mentor
- wryly noted to Rolling Stone: "Everybody says Tim Buckley
was the major influence on Jeff and, in fact, he knew his
father's catalog backwards and forwards and could sing any
of the songs just like his dad if he wanted.
But his mother, Mary Guibert, encouraged him and instilled
a love of music, whereas he had a lot of negative feelings
regarding his father and the whole abandonment issue."
even added an extra verse to I Never Asked to Be Your Mountain,
Tims paean to his young son, in which he refers to a
Flying Pisces, an oblique reference to his ex-wife.
the reference was not lost on Mary, who used the screen name FLYNPISCES in a 1999
chatroom session at Jack Brollys Room 109 website.
retrospect, the added lyrics have even more impact when viewed in the light of
the circumstances surrounding Jeffs demise.
love is the flower that lies among the graves
My love is the thousand souls
that each save,
And all the insane madmen tell me I am not a smoky haze
me not in lands of men to spread my ash along the way
want to feel the tide pull through me, like a woman drunk in si,
I want to
feel the fish swim through me. Let the water take my skin
Wrapped around the
pebble that you choose to warm your hand
Just as I dream every day, as I pray