"Heal Over" as written by and Katie Tunstall....
It isn't very difficult to see why
You are the way you are
Doesn't take a genius to realize
That sometimes life is hard
It's gonna take time
But you'll just have to wait
You're gonna be fine
But in the meantime

Come over here lady
Let me wipe your tears away
Come a little nearer baby
'Cause you'll heal over
Heal over
Heal over someday

And I don't wanna hear you tell yourself
That these feelings are in the past
You know it doesn't mean they're off the shelf
Because pain is built to last
Everybody sails alone
But we can travel side by side
Even if you fail
You know that no one really minds

Come over here lady
Let me wipe your tears away
Come a little nearer baby
Cause you'll heal over
Heal over
Heal over someday

Don't hold on but don't let go
I know it's so hard
You've got to try to trust yourself
I know it's so hard, so hard

Come over here lady
Let me wipe your tears away
Come a little nearer baby
Cause you'll heal over
Heal over
Heal over someday

Yeah you're gonna heal over


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"Heal Over" as written by Kt Tunstall Katie Tunstall

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    General Commenti think it'd be great to see an artist who can write about female relationships without being labelled a lesbian. the relationship/friendship between 2 women can be the most intense in your life.. i can see the parallels between this song and another place to fall... i wouldnt be suprised if they were about the same person. sometimes u give and give and give and its just not enough until you just snap, and say, get over it, or find another person to lean on...
    mdnfon January 12, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is fairly self explanitory, however it is done in such a way that it's meaning could be interpreted in many ways while keeping the same root meaning, something i f ind truly beautiful about her songwriting
    alicehope1995on August 06, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti cant believe this song is commentless, expecially since this is probably the most insightful on the album, to me anyway. its obviously about moving on, how each of us has to build a bridge and get over it sometime. other than that i think it can be taken at face value.
    Pixie_dust_tton February 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI just discovered KT Tunstall 2 days ago and fell in love with her style and voice. This is the favorite of the songs I've heard thus far. It's partially because of the way it "fits" into my life right now, but I absolutely LOVE the harmony as well. Great song, agree with Pixie. I was trying to figure out the line "You've got to try to trust yourself
    I know it's so hard, so hard." I'm not sure of what she's saying. Any ideas?
    nirvanasserenityon March 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNot very hidden meaning to this song:

    "Because pain is built to last
    Everybody sails alone
    But we can travel side by side
    Even if you fail
    You know that no one really minds"

    Things happen, not always the way we want them too, and it hurts, but I'll be there for you.
    supremoon April 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is such a beautiful song
    MMDubon June 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe most obvious message here - “You get hurt in life. Give it time. Things will get better.” - is not very interesting.

    But more depth is hinted at here. The first stanza talks about how the bumps, bruises, and trauma a person has experienced are readily visible in how they behave. The irony, of course, is that each of us thinks we are successfully masking these scars.

    The crux of the song is in the third stanza. Once again the speaker reminds us that denying pain is a delusion. And the hurt does not really go away. It is carried with you. And the sooner you realize this, the more easily you will connect with the equally damaged people around you.

    The message I get from this song is that denying one’s imperfections leads to isolation.
    KlayKeyon July 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti loove kt tunstall ..anytime im in a mellow mood i listen to the last half of the cd (eye to the telescope) ..its a rockin cd..and so is this song...but has anyone else gotten the feeling that kt is gay? its just that alot of her songs have her singing to girls.."come over here lady" and in suddenly i see, shes singing about this girl who she thinks is great..
    whateverhappened?on January 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti was wondering the same thing which is why i came on here, to see if anyone else had that thought. i dont mean it in a discriminatory way which is what may be assumed, but when you look at the lyrics of her songs it seems that she is gay. does anyone know for sure?
    xomel635oxon January 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentKate isn't gay....She has been dating Luke Bullen (Addict, Zanderman, and Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros) for at least 3 years....He is currently her drummer!
    ThisBitterPill™on January 11, 2007   Link

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