"Clover Over Dover" as written by Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Steven Alexander James and David Rowntree....
I'm on the white cliffs of Dover
Thinking it over and over
But if I jump it's all over
A cautionary tale for you
I'd like to roll in the clover
With you over and over
On the white cliffs of Dover
And then I'd let you push me over

If that is the fact, then in actual fact
It's not where it's at
And it's over
Oh-oh, if that is the fact, then in actual fact
It's not where it's at
It's all over
Yes it is

And now the bluebirds are over
Over the white cliffs of Dover
And when you push me over
Don't bury me I'm not worth anything

If that is the fact, then in actual fact
It's not where it's at
And it's over
Oh-oh, if that is the fact, then in actual fact
It's not where it's at
It's all over
Yes it is


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

"Clover Over Dover" as written by David Rowntree Alexander James

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +5
    General CommentThis song is about a person that has basically lost all hope. He's worthlessly and hopefully in love with someone so much that he wishes to have just one instant with her, but she doesn't seem interested. He's on the verge of suicide, and if he could only make love to her once he would be glad to kill himself immediately afterwards.
    BuckWilderon June 04, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAfter some personal experience, it seems like the the last verse or so could be a metaphor for a relationship.
    Like maybe... pushing him over is her lett him down, maybe by breaking up or saying she doesn't want to be with him or something, and he's telling her not to worry about him because he's not worth it.
    TheSilverNobleon September 04, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBuckwilder got it pretty much :]

    I gotta say I love Graham's part in the vocals in this song... They don't say them so I'll put 'em lol. In my band I always sung this part :D:

    "I'm floating away,
    Spent twenty years upon the sea.
    And when I come back,
    I found that you took care to me."

    Luv it.

    Ace song.
    MattJamesRon November 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI totally agree. Love this song.
    erikhertzon April 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti third that!! it disturbs me to hear damon talk of jumping off a cliff though... NO DAMON NOOOOO! :)
    pollyethyleneon June 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is my favourite song on Parklife. It's just a great song to listen to first thing in the morning for no reason at all.
    teapoton October 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis was freaky, I was in the car listening to this song and right at the "I'd let you push me over" part, I saw one of those little highway memorials for people who were killed in a car crash.
    It was kinda freaky...
    TheSilverNobleon July 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have to agree with you Buckwilder i think you're spot on with that interpretation of the song
    snipersnillon February 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMattJamesR - I hate to tell you this but you've been singing the wrong words! Don't ask me how I know but the hidden verse ends with

    "I found that you turned into me"
    dmadon August 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    Song ComparisonBeautiful song - reminds me very much of the riff in The Smiths' "Big Mouth Strikes Again". Did Coxon borrow this riff- because if your going to 'borrow' you might as well choose from the best?! Any one else agree?
    Robertabixon March 08, 2012   Link

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