New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

(morrissey/j.marr)
Originally performed by the smiths. jeff performed it several times, usually in medley with hallelujah or with kangaroo.
Oh mother, I can feel the soil falling over my head
And as I climb into an empty bed - oh well, enough said
I know it's over still I cling, I don't know where else I can go
Over and over.....
Oh mother, I can feel the soil falling over my head
See the sea wants to take me, the knife wants to slit (cut) me
Do you think you can help me
Sad veiled bride please be happy - handsome groom give her room
Loud loutish lover treat her kindly though she needs you
More than she loves you - and I know it's over - still I cling
I don't know where else I can go - over and over.....
I know it's over and it never really began but in my heart it was so real
And she even spoke to me and said
"if you're so funny, then why are you on your own tonight? "
"and if you're so clever then why are you on your own tonight? "
"and if you're so very entertaining then why are you on your own tonight? "
"and if you're so very good looking, then why do you sleep alone tonight? "
I know - 'cos tonight is just like any other night - that's why you're on
Your own tonight
With your triumphs and your charms - while they're in each other's arms
It's so easy to laugh it's so easy to hate it takes strength to be gentle
And kind - over and over....
It's so easy to laugh it's so easy to hate it takes guts to be gentle and
Kind - over and over....
Love is natural and real - but not for you my love not tonight my love
Love is natural and real - but not for such as you and I my love
Oh mother... etc.



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/j/jeff_buckley/i_know_its_over.html

Correct | Report

songmeanings

Write about your feelings and thoughts

Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
u
Unregistered
Min 50 words
Not bad
Good
Awesome!
Explain

Write an explanation

Your explanation
Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
10 words
Good
Cool
Awesome!
Explanation guidelines:
  • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
  • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
  • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
×