"Lover You Should've Come Over (Live At Sin-e Version)" as written by and Jeff Buckley....
Looking out the door
I see the rain fall upon the funeral mourners
Parading in a wake of sad relations
As their shoes fill up with water
Maybe I'm too young
To keep good love from going wrong
But tonight you're on my mind so
You'll never know

Broken down and hungry for your love
With no way to feed it
Where are you tonight?
Child, you know how much I need it.
Too young to hold on
And too old to just break free and run
Sometimes a man gets carried away,
When he feels like he should be having his fun
Much too blind to see the damage he's done
Sometimes a man must awake to find that, really,
He has no one

So I'll wait for you and I'll burn
Will I ever see your sweet return,
Or, will I ever learn?
Lover, you should've come over
'Cause it's not too late.

Lonely is the room the bed is made
The open window lets the rain in
Burning in the corner is the only one
Who dreams he had you with him
My body turns and yearns for a sleep
That won't ever come

It's never over,
My kingdom for a kiss upon her shoulder
It's never over, all my riches for her smiles
When I slept so soft against her
It's never over,
All my blood for the sweetness of her laughter
It's never over,
She is the tear that hangs inside my soul forever
But maybe I'm just too young,
To keep good love from going wrong
Oh lover, you should've come over, yeah yeah yes

I feel too young to hold on
I'm much too old to break free and run
Too deaf, dumb, and blind
To see the damage I've done
Sweet lover, you should've come over
Oh, love I've waited for you
Lover, you should've come over
'Cause it's not too late


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"Lover, You Should've Come Over" as written by Jeff Buckley

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    General CommentWhen love dies it invariably leaves it's legacy. Sometimes it's no more than a gravestone we visit casually, other times it's a ghost that haunts our once inhabited heart. When I read the lyrics "funeral mourners" I find it difficult to decide for sure if Buckley wrote them in the literal or analogical sense.
    In the literal sense it can be about an actual loss of someone close, he's suffering and this song is a reflection on his longing for the love and comfort he craves from his lover in his suffering. Sometimes it's only in those moments of grief we realize how much we rely on love. He wants her to know he's hurting and come to him, forgetting whatever troubles have passed between them and caused the split.
    However I more so believe it is meant in the analogical sense and that it is a relationship has which has died. Rain i think symbolizes regret or longing, always falling and him opening the doors and windows of his heart to receive it. He is drowning in desperation to have her with him but won't let go of his fear and pride in order to swim to the surface. He's afraid he's not the man he needs to be to love her the way she deserves and he's too proud to admit his need for her.
    But there's hope in this song and that's what i like about it. I'm always left with the feeling that in the morning they'll reunite. The love in this song is too consuming to be denied.
    jessielon February 08, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti prefer the lyrics to this one more its a lot more deep and meaningful to me...
    Tonagamuon February 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so beautiful, full jeff song i ever heard altho it was the grave version. i agree with the tonagamu, this version is much more emotional and intense. the lyrics are much more about his willingness to give the world for one touch, or kiss or a night sleeping beside her again. it is about love unending and more powerful than anything else. i think we can all relate to that in one way or another
    Limeylaineyon April 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis isn't the Sin-E version...I've been looking for the Grave version for years. I had it once and lost it. Can anyone help me find it?
    chinaski1984on January 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSometimes the end of a relationship can be as devastating as the death of a loved one. The rain to me signifies the emotional sadness one feels.. the tears one cries over the devastation of loss.
    This version, this song, it's just so heart-breakingly beautiful. It's soulful, honest, heartfelt, passionate, sad, and hopeful.
    dulcamiaon September 18, 2012   Link

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