Farewell Angelina
Written by Jeff Buckley
Live Released
Farewell Angelina
The bells of the crown
Are being stolen by bandits
I must follow the sound
The triangle tingles
And the trumpets play slow
Farewell Angelina
The sky is on fire
And I must go.

There's no need for anger
There's no need for blame
There's nothing to prove
Ev'rything's still the same
Just a table standing empty
By the edge of the sea
Farewell Angelina
The sky is trembling
And I must leave.

The jacks and the queens
Have forsaked the courtyard
Fifty-two gypsies
Now file past the guards
In the space where the deuce
And the ace once ran wild
Farewell Angelina
The sky is folding
I'll see you in a while.

See the cross-eyed pirates sitting
Perched in the sun
Shooting tin cans
With a sawed-off shotgun
And the neighbors they clap
And they cheer with each blast
Farewell Angelina
The sky's changing color
And I must leave fast.

King Kong, little elves
On the rooftops they dance
Valentino-type tangos
While the make-up man's hands
Shut the eyes of the dead
Not to embarrass anyone
Farewell Angelina
The sky is embarassed
And I must be gone.

The machine guns are roaring
The puppets heave rocks
The fiends nail time bombs
To the hands of the clocks
Call me any name you like
I will never deny it
Farewell Angelina
The sky is errupting
I must go where it's quiet.
'Farewell Angelina' was broadcast live on Sunday evening, November 10, 1991. It appeared on the WMFU compilation 'They Came, They Played, They Blocked The Driveway', which was given to those folks who pledged $91.10 or more during WFMU's Spring 1993 fund-raising marathon. It is from Jeff Buckley's first live radio appearance.

Jeff Buckley: voice, harmonica, bodhran (Irish hand drum)
Gary Lucas: electrified National Steel guitar
Known Performance:
91-11-10 'The Music Faucet', 91.1 WFMU, East Orange, New Jersey, America
92-04-05 The Roulette Club, New York, New York, America
92-03-12 The Afternoon Show, WNYU, New York, New York, America