"I Know It's Over (The Smiths Cover)" as written by Johnny Marr and Steven Patrick Morrissey....
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
You see the sea wants to take me, the knife wants to slit 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
I know it's over, still I cling
I don't know where else I can go, over, 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 why are you on your own tonight?
And if you're so very entertaining why are you on your own tonight?
And if you're so very good looking, why do you sleep alone tonight?
I know, 'cause 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, over, 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

I can feel the soil falling over my head
Oh mother, I can feel the soil falling over my head
Oh mother, I can feel the soil falling over my head, oh yes
Oh mother, I can feel the soil falling over my head
Oh mother, I can feel the soil falling over my head
Oh mother, I can feel the soil falling over my head
Mother, I can feel


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"I Know It's Over" as written by Johnny Marr Steven Morrissey

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    General CommentI hate hearing him sing this part.... See, the sea wants to take me
    The knife wants to slit me
    Do you think you can help me ?

    Harmony4on February 22, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat is it about Jeff Buckley that made him so amazing at doing covers? Absolutely brilliant take on the song, I really love it. The way he's wailing at the end...
    Batesy_predatoron October 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI cried all night, the first time I heard this song and Buckley's version of it. I love the Smiths, but this cover is what I believe repaired the relationship between my mother and I.

    "Oh mother, I can feel the soil falling over my head." To me, it seems that even at your very worst, when you're dead and lying in a casket and you feel the soil falling over you, the person you will always cry to and remember the most is your mother. They are Morrissey's words but Jeff sings it so naturally and so purely and so so beautifully.
    inthemoonlighton December 13, 2011   Link
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    General CommentWhy aren't there any comments for this yet?

    Anyway like every other cover Jeff did, this one is amazing. Still not sure whether I like this or the original better. They're so different that it's difficult to compare the two of them.
    IAmTheResurrection89on March 07, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"If you're so funny, then why are you on your own tonight?
    And if you're so clever why are you on your own tonight?
    And if you're so very entertaining why are you on your own tonight?
    And if you're so very good looking, why do you sleep alone tonight?"

    This part can truly speak to anyone, it's so beautiful.
    alwaysyouon November 27, 2016   Link

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