I drink good coffee every morning
It comes from a place that's far away
And when I'm done I feel like talking
Without you here there is less to say

Don't want you thinking I'm unhappy
What is closer to the truth
Is that if I lived till I was a hundred and two
I just don't think I'll ever get over you

I'm no longer moved to drink strong whiskey
I shook the hand of time and I knew
that if I lived till I could no longer climb my stairs
I just don't think I'll ever get over you

Your face it dances and it haunts me
your laughter is still ringing in my ears
I still find pieces of your presence here
even after all these years

I don't want you thinking that i don't get asked to dinner
cause I'm here to say that I sometimes do
and even though I may seem to feel a touch of love
I just don't think I'll ever get over you

if I live till I was a hundred and two
I just don't think I'll ever get over you


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I Just Don't Think I'll Ever Get Over You Lyrics as written by Colin James Hay

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  • +3
    General CommentI think that what makes this song so absolutely heart breaking is that it is so simple. No fancy metaphors or anything like that. The bit that gets me is the last part:

    "But I don't want you thinking I don't get asked to dinner
    'Cause I'm here to say that I sometimes do
    Even though I may soon feel the touch of love
    I just don't think I'll ever get over you
    If I lived 'til I was 102
    I just don't think I'll ever get over you"

    Anyone who has ever been truly in love will understand this completely.
    sweetlouiseon January 09, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Comment...it's so sad, and sweet. It's clearly about someone who has lost somebody they were in love with and...well, the title kind of says it all. It could be losing someone because they died, or they're no longer together because of a breakup, but it doesn't really matter. It's just about losing someone you love.
    'But I don't want you thinking I don't get asked to dinner
    'Cause I'm here to say that I sometimes do
    Even though I may soon feel the touch of love
    I just don't think I'll ever get over you'
    'If I lived 'til I was 102
    I just don't think I'll ever get over you '
    I love the way he sings this. His life is going back to normal, he does the things he used to do, and he might even fall in love again...but no matter what, he'll never forget about that on person. Even time won't stop him. He's not bitter, he's calm and content, but always a little melancholy. It's sweet, and sad. It's honesty, plain and simple.
    strybook23on March 05, 2006   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI don't think this is a love song in the traditional sense but he is lamenting about the loss of his love, alcohol. He's getting sober, soberly.
    jonbowenon January 10, 2017   Link
  • +1
    General Commentgorgeous song about someone who is deeply in love, but the other person is gone in one way or the other...
    thewhitepony33on October 06, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell with all due respect and I know it is all up to interpretation but I think this song is about an older man who lost his wife.
    Not to divorce but to death.

    I think of my grandpa when I hear this song. Colin Hay is a god lyrically because his songs are so personal yet they touch everyone. So bluntly personal at times that when at first you go what? but it isn't about making a song that sells its about telling the story
    ccsavioron February 05, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think that this song is more about someone who has had their loved one die, not break up with them. It seems like maybe his wife of many years had died a while ago and he still hasn't gotten over it. It seems like hes talking to her grave in this song to me especially when he says,

    "But I don't want you thinking I don't get asked to dinner
    'Cause I'm here to say that I sometimes do"

    It's sort of like he "came here" to let her know that he is doing alright but still isn't over her. It seems like this song is expressing that he is okay with never getting over her.
    star1091on July 17, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is one of the best love songs ever. My take away from this song is to cling onto my wife for dear life to never get to the melancholy place of this song. When I (try to) play this song on my guitars, tears always come to my eyes.
    ceevee830on June 30, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthumble yet beautiful. colin hay manages simplicity without sacrificing interest at all. truly a brilliant song.
    artfreakon October 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is making me cry
    beautiful.disasteron December 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits almost a bittersweet love song. it shows a faithfulness at heart that is hard to find.
    littlewingon December 24, 2004   Link

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