Jeff Buckley’s song “Can I Be Him” is an intimate and emotional ballad that has been covered by many artists, including Regina Spektor. The lyrics are written from the perspective of a person who is in love with another person who does not reciprocate the feelings. This leads to pain and regret for the speaker.
Lyrics: “I can’t make up my mind which way to go, but your smile makes me feel so alive.” “I can’t decide which way to go, but I know your smile makes me feel so alive.” The lyrics are written from the perspective of a person that is in love with another person who does not reciprocate the feelings. This leads to pain and regret for the speaker. The song’s bridge features melancholy guitar playing by Buckley, backed by piano chords played behind him. It offers a glimpse into his headspace as he struggles between hope and bitterness.
Notable Quotes: “You don’t seem interested at all,” sings Buckley over delicate acoustic guitars before adding more weight on an electric guitar solo about halfway through this track – an example of one of many moments where his voice cracks or breaks under pressure.” “I’ll Hold Your Hand” is not a song that the listener can easily forget. It will haunt you for days after listening and force you to think about what it would be like if this were your life, which might just make it one of Buckley’s best songs ever.”
“You don’t seem interested at all,” sings Buckley over delicate acoustic guitars before adding more weight on an electric guitar solo about halfway through this track – an example of one of many moments where his voice cracks or breaks under, as can be seen at many moments throughout this track – such as when Buckley’s voice cracks or breaks under pressure. The song features melancholy guitar playing by Buckley.
Jeff Buckley was born on November 17th, 1966 in Orange County, California. He attended Columbia University but left before graduating to pursue his music career full time while living briefly in New York City.”His debut album Grace (1994) has been called an artistic masterpiece and went platinum four times over.” “It says something about all the love that I can’t show you, but it’s all right because the time will come when I’ll hold your hand.”
The literal meaning of this passage is about a person who has feelings for another and cannot express them through physical contact. In other words, they are holding back their emotions. However – in light of Buckley’s eventual suicide by drowning at age 30 — the song becomes much more poignant and heartbreaking to hear as he sings these lines from an artist struggling with his mental state and battling thoughts of self-harm or suicide. “It says something about all the love that I can’t show you” could be interpreted as him being unable to share how deep his feelings are due to societal expectations; people often feel like they can’t be themselves because of the society or culture in which they live.
“I know that it’s all right, but I’ll hold your hand” is a gesture of comfort and reassurance – he knows it’s not ok to express his feelings for this person, so instead he chooses to show them through an action; holding their hand would signify intimacy and closeness between two people who are physically unable to feel these emotions with each other. The song also has religious undertones as Buckley sings about Jesus’ crucifixion: “they put him on top of the hill where you could always see.” This line refers back to when Christ was crucified, before ascending into heaven (where we can no longer look up at him).
We can also see a reference to the song “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen in this song when Buckley sings: “Take my hand we’re walking down from here.” This line is a direct response to the one in Cohen’s song where he sings about not being able to stay any longer. In Jeff Buckley’s rendition of Hallelujah, you are given hope and assurance that things will be ok as long as you take his hand – if you allow yourself to love someone else despite what society says about it then everything should work out just fine.