Jeff Buckley - Everybody Here Wants You
Okay so I know I continue to stray from the doo wop theme… I’m sorry I just can’t help it. I have a great one for tomorrow, that’s for sure, so definitely check back early and often.
As for the tune above - Jeff Buckley is a legend; there is no doubt about that. Just as Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye, Selena, and a host of others were taken from us under unfortunate (and in some cases, avoidable) circumstances, Jeff too died at a very young age, and before his true ‘grace’ was known. His legacy does live on though, and for any serious JB fan, you might be getting that feeling in the pit of your stomach, knowing that you are about to hear something very, very serious.
I feel strongly about Jeff’s music. He showcases a vulnerability that is so sad, honest, and heartfelt that it’s transformed into a rock-solid confidence - confidence that to his listeners may seem unattainable. It’s a bold statement, but is Jeff the Bob Dylan of the 90s?
I’ve listened to 1994’s Grace an inordinate amount of times, as I’m sure any JB fan has, but have yet to find a song that touches me as much as “Everybody Here Wants You” (from Sketches For My Sweetheart The Drunk). I’ve met that girl. I’ve seen her around. I know exactly how Jeff feels in this one…