"When It Was Over" as written by and Sara Groves Ed Cash....
When it was over and they could talk about it
She said there's just one thing I have got to know
What in that moment when you were running so hard and fast
Made you stop and turn for home
He said I always knew you loved me even though I'd broken your heart
I always knew there'd be a place for me to make a brand new start

Oh love wash over a multitude of things
Love wash over a multitude of things
Love wash over a multitude of things
Make us whole

When it was over and they could talk about it
They were sitting on the couch
She said what on earth made you stay here
When you finally figured out what I was all about
He said I always knew you'd do the right thing
Even though it might take some time
She said, Yeah, I felt that and that's probably what saved my life

Oh love wash over a multitude of things
Love wash over a multitude of things
Love wash over a multitude of things
Make us whole

There is a love that never fails
There is a healing that always prevails
There is a hope that whispers a vow
A promise to stay while we're working it out
So come with your love and wash over us


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"When It Was Over" as written by Sara Groves Ed Cash

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    General CommentI love these lines:
    "He said I always knew you loved me eventhough I'd broken your heart
    I always knew there'd be a place for me to make a brand new start."
    Sometimes it feels like God breaks my heart because I don't understand why some things happen and I am sad and I grieve and I doubt Him and question my love for Him, but as long as HE knows I still love Him... as long as HE knows there can be a new start... that, to me, is "a love that never fails".
    anikaoconnoron March 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat songm, great lyrics, and I really think this song it is not necesarily reffering to God...the rest is up to you...
    zeroZon December 19, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThis is my interpretation. I was thinking that a couple hit a dead end in their relationship. She took a nose dive and he let her go rather than take responsibility for her actions. She later realized what she needed to do to "get right". He may have let her go but he didn't give up on her. He had faith in her and mercy on her for she probably didn't really know what she was doing at the time. Life was cloudy and she got lost. His love was unconditional and he wants to fight for them, which is why I think Sara wrote this:


    "When it was over and they could talk about it
    They were sitting on the couch
    She said what on earth made you stay here
    When you finally figured out what I was all about
    He said I always knew you'd do the right thing
    Even though it might take some time
    She said, Yeah, I felt that and that's probably what saved my life"

    I was thinking what saved her life was him letting her go. Perhaps she went away on her own somewhere and had a lot of time to think about things. Perhaps she went to jail, rehab, home, or somewhere else. It was what she needed to appreciate him and the better things in life.

    I was also thinking that love is wonderful. Grace is amazing. God is love. There's nothing more greater than to love and be loved in return.
    rose/colored/glasseson March 29, 2014   Link
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    General CommentThis is my interpretation. I was thinking that a couple hit a dead end in their relationship. He took a nose dive and she let him go rather than take responsibility for his actions. He later realized what he needed to do to "get right". She may have let him go but she didn't give up on him. She had faith in him and mercy on him for he probably didn't really know the long term affect his choices were having on the relationship. The destination was in mind but he got lost on the way. Her love was unconditional and she wanted to fight for them, which is why I think Sara wrote this:
    "When it was over and they could talk about it
    They were sitting on the couch
    She said what on earth made you stay here
    When you finally figured out what I was all about
    He said I always knew you'd do the right thing
    Even though it might take some time
    She said, Yeah, I felt that and that's probably what saved my life"
    I was thinking what saved her life was letting him go. Perhaps he had a lot of time to think about things. Perhaps he went to jail, rehab, stayed home, or went somewhere else. He needed to appreciate her and the better things in life.
    I was also thinking that love is wonderful. Grace is amazing. God is love. There's nothing more greater than to love and be loved in return.
    rose/colored/glasseson March 29, 2014   Link
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    General CommentOkay, so I wrote two interpretations. I think this song is genius, because the first time I did not catch that they both made mistakes. Both forgave the other. It’s not about him being wrong or her being wrong. All are sinners and neither should really judge because we all need to be loved. We all give up at some point in our lives even many times. We all need to be reminded to keep a positive attitude.
    rose/colored/glasseson March 29, 2014   Link

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