This Mortal Coil did not originate this song. Tim Buckley did. This cover is closer to the Buckley original than the This Mortal Coil version.

art-any-road:

Song To The Siren (old This Mortal Coil original) [live] by Dead Can Dance

On the floating, shipless oceans
I did all my best to smile
‘Til your singing eyes and fingers
Drew me loving to your isle
And you sang, Sail to me, sail to me

Let me enfold you,
Here I am, here I am
Waiting to hold you”

Did I dream you dreamed about me?
Were you here when I was full sail?
Now my foolish boat is leaning
Broken lovelorn on your rocks.

For you sing, Touch me not, touch me not,
come back tomorrow: O my heart,
O my heart shies from the sorrow
Well I’m as puzzled as the newborn child
I’m as riddled as the tide:
Should I stand amid the breakers?
Or should I lie with death my bride?
Hear me sing, Swim to me, swim to me,
Let me enfold you

Here I am, Here I am,
Waiting to hold you…