New Year's Prayer
Written by Jeff Buckley
Unreleased
Lyrics:
Notes:
the poem Jeff read on the Sin-E DVD called 'New Years Prayer' follows:

You my love are allowed to forget about
the Christmas you just spent stressed out in your parents house.

You my love are allowed to shed the weight of all the years before.

Like bad disco clothes, save them for a night of dancing stoned with your lover.

You my love are allowed to let yourself drown every night
in bottomless wild and naked symbolic dreams.

You my love in sleep can unlock your youth and your most terrifying magic,
and dreaming is for the courageous.

You my love are allowed to grab my guitar and sing me idiot love songs,
if you have lost your ability to speak. Keep it down to two minutes.

You my love are allowed to rot and to die and to live again
more alive and incandescent than before.

You my love are allowed to beat the shit out of your television.
Choke its thoughts and corrupt its mind.

Kill kill kill kill the mother fucker,
before the song of zombified pain
and panic and malaise
and its narrow right wing vision
and its cheap commercial gang rape
becomes the white noise of the world.
Turn about its fair play.

You my love are allowed to forgive and love your television.

You my love are allowed to speak in kisses
to those around you and those up in heaven.

You my love are allowed to show your babies how to dance,
full bodied, starry-eyed, audacious, supernatural and glorified.

You my love are allowed to suck in every single endeavour.

You my love are allowed to be soaked like a lovers blanket,
in the New York summertime with the wonder of your own special gift.

You my love are allowed to receive praise.

You my love are allowed to have time.

You my love are allowed to understand.

You my love are allowed to love.

Woman disobey. Little men believe.

You my love are rebellion.
Known Performance:
94-09-21 Pacific Club, Antwerp, , Belgium
95-12-31 Mercury Lounge (nye), New York, New York, America
96-02-13 Workers Club, Newcastle, NSW, Australia