Tim Buckley

Sing a Song for You

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A short piece that ends the devastatingly beautiful Happy/Sad album, "Sing a Song for You" is a meditation on the release that the singing and artistic process promises. Backed by a simple yet elegant folk-jazz melody, Buckley uses this base to convey his melancholy spirit, which hopes that music will heal a broken heart. Buckley also addresses his personal demons, and admits that his spirit indeed "dances with the devil."

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Happy Sad 1969 Elektra 2:39
The Best of Tim Buckley 1983 Elektra 5:44
Generations of Folk, Vol. 4 1998
Various Artists
Vanguard 2:40
Works in Progress 1999 Rhino 5:43
Morning Glory: The Tim Buckley Anthology 2001 Rhino 2:41
The Dream Belongs to Me: Rarities & Unreleased 1968-1973 2001 Manifesto Records 5:43
Forever Changing: The Golden Age of Elektra 1963-1973 2007
Various Artists
WEA International 2:42
The Sound of the Westcoast: 1965-1979 2010
Various Artists
Complete Albums Box 2017 Elektra / Rhino 5:43