“Rilkean Heart” by Cocteau Twins

This was a song that Elizabeth Fraser dedicated to Jeff Buckley, who was a huge fan of German poet Rainer Maria Rilke‘s works.

Milk & Kisses album cover
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Here’s what Fraser said on the liner notes of Cocteau Twins’ “Milk and Kisses” CD: “Milk and kisses for the first man / my old man / love and a thousandfold rose for Buckley / my Rilkean Hearted friend”

One of the very few New Age songs that I am beginning to love.

Rilkean Heart
I looked for you to give me transcendent experiences
To transport me out of self and aloneness sent alienation
Into a sense of oneness and connection, ecstatic and magical
I became a junkie for it
I come looking for the next high and I’m sorry I’ve been putting the search
on the wrong place

I understand that you’re confused, feeling overwhelmed
Well that’s a feeling state from then, the reality

With cleaning up my emotional life and getting in touch with myself
I’m beginning to ground myself in my own sense of being as an entity
One entity on the planet,
Becoming truly self reliant
And become connected with something beyond me
That is where I have to go
I’m so sorry I’ve been putting the search on the wrong place

You’re lost and don’t know what to do
But that’s not all of you
That’s your reality today
And that is all okay

I understand that you’re confused, feeling overwhelmed
Well that’s a feeling state from then, the reality

Rilkean heart

Rilkean
heart x7
I’m lost I don’t know what to do
It’s not all on you
That’s the reality today
Right now it’s all okay
I understand that you’re confused
Feeling overwhelmed
Love’s a feeling straight from then
The reality

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