Tim Buckley — Happy Time
Album: Blue Afternoon
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6.7

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Released: 1969
Length: 3:11
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Ah, it's a happy time inside my mind
When a melody does find a rhyme
Says to me I'm comin' home to stay
Oh, Lord, home to stay
I'm comin' home to stay
Home to stay

Ah, lord, it's just the same old story
Something about love for glory
A nickel and a dime a dozen
Fame
Ah, it's such a shame
Ah, the way they use your name
Ah, you know it's such a shame
When it's only mine to sing a song
Hoping that you'd cross along my way
Before I have to move along
Ah, now move along
Ah, but I'll be back again
Ooh back again

Ah, it's a happy time inside my mind
When a melody does find a rhyme
Says to me I'm comin' home to stay
Oh, Lord, home to stay
I'm comin' home to stay
Home to stay

Sleep late now mama
Let the mornin' sun warm your bed
While I'm away
While I'm away
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I somehow missed Tim Buckley over the years, until Radio Paradise dialed me in. I prefer him to Lord Buckley, as well as Jeff. But, somehow this song is something I have heard in the distant past and never again until tonight. With so much recorded music now available, selecting the wheat from the chaff (a mundane analogy), the gems from the rough (more exciting), and the gold from the dross (pure lucre) is a huge challenge. Bill and company are up to it and the comments here confirm that yet uncounted numbers of us deeply appreciate this.
beautiful
 hayduke2 wrote:
album photo has me imagining Tim and Roger Daltry facing each other with a maraschino cherry held between their chins, slowly doing a Dervish Swirl, long curls akimbo

 
Sorry, but I just had to bump this!  {#Roflol}
He is gone but this song is eternal and hasn't aged at all
So nice to hear some Tim - especially this user friendly tune.
{#Notworthy} Twirlin in the kitchen~
 nance wrote:
everyone is in to Jeff, and I like him too, but think Tim is the real star
 
I DO agree.  More Tim please.
glad you don't forget tim, bill......we need to keep him alive he was such an amazing talent...{#Sunny}
album photo has me imagining Tim and Roger Daltry facing each other with a maraschino cherry held between their chins, slowly doing a Dervish Swirl, long curls akimbo
well hello!  how often do you hear tim buckley lately?  cool.
 (former member) wrote:


This song is soooo good for the ears...

 

 
Amen sister 'former member'
Not sure why I rated this a 4 to begin with.  I must not have been in the right mood.  Moved it up to 7.
 Godzillamouse wrote:
The cover version by Brendan Perry is 10x better than the original!

 
Dito!
The cover version by Brendan Perry is 10x better than the original!
In this period of his music, Tim Buckley always makes me think of dodging out of the rain into a warm and humid Berkeley coffee house.  I don't recall hearing this song before, though.  It's very nice, a good one from Mr. Buckley.
first time I've heard this song, but unmistakably Tim Buckley
Such a sweet force of genius.
Such a loss.


This song is soooo good for the ears...

 

Wow!  This is wonderful!
 
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Thanks for adding more Tim to the playlist!
 
Ditto.... great to hear such worthy artists getting some airplay. 

I like this guy cause he sounds like Pigpen.


"Song to the Siren" is a song written by
Tim Buckley (February 14, 1947 - June 29, 1975) and his writing partner Larry Beckett and was first released on Buckley's 1970 album Starsailor. Larry Beckett (born 4 April 1947, Glendale, California) is a poet and songwriter, best known for his collaborations with Tim Buckley in the late-1960s.The song was covered by many artists, but the most famous version was played by most notably This Mortal Coil, sung by Elizabeth Fraser and Robin Guthrie in September 1983.



Tim is great.  I hadn't heard this one before.  Thanks for playing it, Bill.  It IS a Blue Afternoon, too.
YES! 
bland
Thanks for adding more Tim to the playlist!
everyone is in to Jeff, and I like him too, but think Tim is the real star