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    reoccurring_vagaries Posts: 6, Reputation: 1
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    #1

    Jan 12, 2005, 12:11 AM
    THE UNIDENTIFIABLE SONG: never met ANYONE who can tell me who sings it
    PLEASE HELP!!! :confused: Came across this song one day on iMesh; listed as "Best of Me" by Jeff Buckley. It's not Jeff Buckley, but I can't for the LIFE of me figure out who it is.

    Hard to understand the lyrics, but they start something like:

    Said good-night all my friends
    Yeah you got the best of me
    And this nightmare never ends
    Well you've got the rest of me

    And I hear the hopeless say
    Yeah you got the best of me
    And I hear the ballrooms say
    Yeah you got the best of me


    Song is mostly just one man with an acoustic guitar, mostly singing falsetto; also some keyboard sounds; at the beginning someone says something like, "We need you and Mike", or "We need you on mic".

    Users of the Polyvinyl Message Boards on the Polyvinyl Records site have also ruled out American Football and One Up Downstairs as the singers of the song. SO WHO SINGS IT?? Someone somewhere must KNOW! :confused:
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    Jan 12, 2005, 05:22 AM
    They discuss the same thing here it seems:
    http://www.polyvinylrecords.com/foru...=60&FORUM_ID=1
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    Jan 21, 2005, 04:13 AM
    *sigh*
    Hmm. Maybe no one knows after all. Well it was worth a shot.

    Thanks to those of you who gave it a thought or two. If you haven't yet, feel free I'd still love to know!
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    Jun 27, 2005, 09:05 AM
    Did you ever find out?
    Would love to know, I have that song too, and can't figure out who it is...
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    #5

    Jul 29, 2005, 12:56 AM
    Nope I never found out
    Perhaps no one knows
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    Aug 11, 2005, 09:08 PM
    At least I'm not alone
    I have been searching for that info for the past year as well with no luck. At least I'm not alone and know someone out there feels the frustration too! It's a great song and I hate not knowing who it is.
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    Aug 31, 2005, 02:06 AM
    Best of Me by Bryan Adams on "Best of Me" album.

    Best of me has been covered by many artists including:

    Peter Andre
    5 Star
    Ronan Keating
    Huey Lewis & the News
    Barry Manilow
    Mya
    Olivia Newton-John
    Donny Osmond
    Maxi Priest
    Cliff Richard
    Kenny Rogers

    Note: May not be the same song though!

    Hope this helps
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    Oct 10, 2005, 06:52 PM
    Not to disappoint you all, but I mistakenly downloaded that song about 3 years ago. I was in search of Nick Drake, and this song came up. When I researched it forever, I finally found a band name. Once I had that information, I found the website and contacted the band. Unfortunately, my computer crashed shortly after that. I have been looking this long for the song. Now, 3 years later, I can't find s**t!
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    #9

    Oct 16, 2005, 09:28 PM
    Not much to add
    I'm having issues just finding the composer of the song on allmusic.com.

    This is ludicrous.
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    Nov 16, 2005, 02:13 PM
    I have a version of it and it's jeff buckley
    Freaking amazing song
    this is it
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    Nov 16, 2005, 04:36 PM
    Sorry
    Sorry, but this song that we are all so frustated about is not Jeff Buckley. I once had the contact information for the band who does this song. We had emailed each other several times. I am not making this up! Unfortunately, my computer crashed since then. A lot of people think it may be Buckley because that is how it is downloaded on mp3 sites. Jeff buckley had killed himself long before this song was out. I know that 2pac's estate won't stop releasing his garbage, but Jeff Buckley has no estate. Sorry to you all who might believe that this is a Buckley song.

    I am still trying to find it though.
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    #12

    Nov 22, 2005, 01:23 PM
    Its by a band called american football.
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    Dec 9, 2005, 03:40 AM
    Important Message
    Jeff Buckley DID NOT kill himself.
    He went for a swim in the Wolf River and got pulled under by the rip from a passing Barge.
    Fact.
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    Jan 16, 2006, 03:34 AM
    Amen. His mother made a point that he is one of the only great singers to die before 30 not due to drugs, alcohol, or suicide. Freaky, the lyrics in "So Real" describe his death:

    ... we walked around until the moon got full like a plate
    The wind blew an invocation and I fell asleep at the gate
    And I never stepped on the cracks 'cause I thought I'd hurt my mother
    And I couldn't awake from the nightmare that sucked me in and pulled me under
    Pulled me under

    Oh... that was so real...

    & "Nightmares By The Sea"
    ... I've loved so many times and I've drowned them all.
    From their coral graves, they rise up when darkness falls.
    With their bones they'll scratch the window, I hear them call,
    "don't know what you asked for"
    "don't know what you asked for"

    All your lovers know why
    Nightmares blind their mind's eye.
    Your rube is young and handsome,
    So new to your bedroom floor,
    You know damn well where you'll go.

    Stay with me under these waves, tonight.
    Be free for once in your life tonight...

    & "Grace" (J. Buckley/G. Lucas) Tablature

    There's the moon asking to stay
    Long enough for the clouds to fly me away
    Well it's my time coming, I'm not afraid to die
    My fading voice sings of love,
    But she cries to the clicking of time
    Oh, time

    Wait in the fire...

    And she weeps on my arm
    Walking to the bright lights in sorrow
    Oh drink a bit of wine we both might go tomorrow
    Oh my love

    And the rain is falling and I believe
    My time has come
    It reminds me of the pain
    I might leave
    Leave behind

    Wait in the fire...

    And I feel them drown my name
    So easy to know and forget with this kiss
    I'm not afraid to go but it goes so slow

    He seemed fated.
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    Apr 16, 2007, 11:52 PM
    I am cerain that it is jeff buckley. I have had this song for about 5 years and I have no doubt that it is him. I once searched for the tabs and found some. This was years ago. I recently did another search and I can not find anything! I am trying to tab this song so if you can help out please do. Thanks.
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    #16

    Apr 17, 2007, 01:03 AM
    Dude it so isn't... we've been over this in the thread. If you found tabs on it that say it's by him, it's because someone took a guess.
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    Oct 27, 2007, 10:51 PM
    I Definitely agree. I am a huge jeff buckley fan and could spot a mile away that it was not his voice.
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    Oct 29, 2007, 06:55 AM
    Go on this site

    http://www.last.fm/group/Jeff+Buckley/forum/607/_/63960 :)

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