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Jeff Buckley — Lover, You Should've Come Over
Album: Grace
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Released: 1994
Length: 6:35
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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
And maybe I'm too young
To keep good love from going wrong
But tonight you're on my mind so you'll never know

I'm 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, love
And I'll burn
Will I ever see your sweet return
Oh, will I ever learn?
Oh, 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've 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

Oh, but maybe I'm just too young
To keep good love from going wrong

Oh, lover, you should've come over

Yes, I feel too young to hold on
And much to 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, well I've waited for you

Lover, you should've come over
'Cause it's not too late
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each to their own - I think he was tremendous ...
this is just great, his pa's music was too...
 Marley wrote:
I know I'm 'supposed' to like this guy and all, but I really, really don't. Like fingernails on a chalkboard to me.

 
Exactly how I feel.
Left waaaaaay tooooo early in life....
great voice

hmmmm yeah, sad loss 
I know I'm 'supposed' to like this guy and all, but I really, really don't. Like fingernails on a chalkboard to me.


Lovely song.  Beautiful voice.
 nagsheadlocal wrote:

Suffers in the same manner as his "Halleluja" - he really doesn't have a voice.
 
Wow, what a shocking comment. Have you listened to the whole album? I think Jeff might have had one of the best male voices of all time, and I am a professional singer (so very picky and critical). Rarely do you find someone with the depth, range and control he had. Truly, a tragic loss, and we can only imagine what he might have gone on to do.

 nagsheadlocal wrote:

Suffers in the same manner as his "Halleluja" - he really doesn't have a voice.
 
You must be deaf if you can't hear it.

The opening of this song had a "Us and Them" Floyd feel to it.... than again.... maybe it's just me..
now I hear Adam Lambert from American Idol...maybe just me again.

 annersjen wrote:

That is simply a tragic response

 
=shrug= I believe Jeff was one of the tragic losses of the late 20th Century, and while nagsheadlocal would disagree with that... I would disagree with his allocating a '10' to Wall of Voodoo's "Mexican Radio" or ANYTHING Alanis Morrissette has done.

Long live the healthy debate and instant democracy of Radio Paradise!!

 pinklife wrote:


Uh...Leonard Cohen?
 
Yeah, Jeff has a version of Mr. Cohen's song. I think Jeff's version is tied with Rufus Wainwright's, for pure vocal beauty.

But they are both second to the Maestro. I saw Leonard at Coachella last Friday (4/17). It was a life's dream realized.

I got to see Morrisey (he sucked), The Black Keys (rock-iron-roll!) and Paul McCartney the same night. Probably the best concert of my life.

Oh, yeah: nagsheadlocal, you can kiss my {#Ass}.

 nagsheadlocal wrote:

Suffers in the same manner as his "Halleluja" - he really doesn't have a voice.
 
That is simply a tragic response

 Atlantis wrote:
I don't give many 3's, but Ho Hum is just such an apt description.
 
"ho hum"...c'mon you cant be serious?....love it or hate it - this song is most definitely NOT "ho hum"

JB sings with a Passion few other singers can match!

 Stefen wrote:
Well, at least his "Hallelujah" is good.
 

Uh...Leonard Cohen?
 Laptopdog wrote:

I purposely rated this song a 9, just to counter all you whiners.  {#Fight}

God forbid that the guy sings (sang) with a lot of emotion.  I guess you'd rather hear some Jimmy Buffett to keep yourselves nice and placated. 
 
There's no denying the guy sang with a lot of emotion. But, I'm sorry, pouring your heart out, while it may be cathartic, is not the only component of good music. If that was the case, every emotional train wreck out there would be making top selling hits.  
 Stefen wrote:
Well, at least his "Hallelujah" is good.
 
Suffers in the same manner as his "Halleluja" - he really doesn't have a voice.


I rarely get maudlin about musicians dying young... it happens so damned often I guess you get used to it somehow.  But I first heard Jeff Buckley on a college radio station (Rollins College in Winter Park) about two years ago.  I did a u-turn and went to a music store and bought everything they had by him.  Come in the door, sit down at the computer and put this cd in the machine, and browse the web to learn about him.

He's already dead.

A serious bummer... and I am not ashamed to say I shed a few for him.
What a f&*king loss.....
sfListener wrote:
Started out sounding like the Polka version of "Us and Them".


me brain t'wer no the only one!

Well, at least his "Hallelujah" is good.
Xeric wrote:
This starts out pretty tolerable for Buckley. And then after that it's not.


not paying attention fully and the lead-in sounds like Us And Them. Big let down when it is this. Not horrid, but certainly not great, and definitely not PF.

{#Chillpill}
robco1 wrote:
And this is why I don't believe in trashing songs: these things can have powerful meanings, and it is incredibly disrespectful to those who find meaning in them. Especially a song about grief.


Thank you for saying that. I get really sick of people being so very harsh about songs. You don't like it, fine. You can say that without being hateful. Unless the song is hateful in its purpose and meaning. Then it's ok.{#Daisy}

I purposely rated this song a 9, just to counter all you whiners.  {#Fight}

God forbid that the guy sings (sang) with a lot of emotion.  I guess you'd rather hear some Jimmy Buffett to keep yourselves nice and placated. 

 keller1 wrote:
Pass the Excedrin ...
 
Turn down the volume for a few minutes. It will pass.
Xeric wrote:
Somebody please let go of this guy's balls! Sorry. I know--great talent gone too soon, all that. But I just couldn't stand it, uh, three days ago, and I still can't. . . .
Pass the Excedrin ...
this song didn't work for me, i like him though .. Oscar
Xeric wrote:
Somebody please let go of this guy's balls! Sorry. I know--great talent gone too soon, all that. But I just couldn't stand it, uh, three days ago, and I still can't. . . .
Still with you on that one....
Somebody please let go of this guy's balls! Sorry. I know--great talent gone too soon, all that. But I just couldn't stand it, uh, three days ago, and I still can't. . . .
robco1 wrote:
:flamed: Okay, I was a little harsh there. This song is intensely personal for me (think about the metaphor in the opening verse not being a metaphor), and I reacted too strongly. Hope that is professional enough. And this is why I don't believe in trashing songs: these things can have powerful meanings, and it is incredibly disrespectful to those who find meaning in them. Especially a song about grief.
Cool. I love a good flame as anyone else. Still a good song from a too soon lost talent. God what a set of pipes this guy had!
this tune had me drifting back and forth between digging it and cringeing at it. this is the first time i have heard of jeff buckley and i'm pretty sure i won't become a big jeff buckley fan, but i appreciate being exposed to it and all the other tunes that RP puts out. whether i dig them or cringe at them, they broaden my musical horizon. :dance: :sleep: :stop: :devil_pimp:
This starts out pretty tolerable for Buckley. And then after that it's not.
I'm rating this more on the acoustic live in Japan version which was the first Jeff song I ever heard. The album version is definitely overcooked but that's the way of things... I think people post such aggressively negative stuff about Jeff partly because they know his fans are generally sensitive souls prone to teary outbursts - it's cheap entertainment for the emotionally stunted.
horstman wrote:
Ah, Jeff was put "out of his misery" as he drowned some years back. A great singer/songwriter. This song is a little overrought though although I love most of his music. He was a precious talent lost too early in his career. For shame. Oh, and to Robco1, you really need to chill out dude. He's entitled to his opinion as you are yours. We don't need visuals here on RP. Try to show some professionalism (if there is any to show).
:flamed: Okay, I was a little harsh there. This song is intensely personal for me (think about the metaphor in the opening verse not being a metaphor), and I reacted too strongly. Hope that is professional enough. And this is why I don't believe in trashing songs: these things can have powerful meanings, and it is incredibly disrespectful to those who find meaning in them. Especially a song about grief.
jayvee2 wrote:
I have to agree. I've heard this twice now in as many days and I don't get it. Put him oust of his misery!!! Bill, you play a few stinkers but this is the stinkiest!
Ah, Jeff was put "out of his misery" as he drowned some years back. A great singer/songwriter. This song is a little overrought though although I love most of his music. He was a precious talent lost too early in his career. For shame. Oh, and to Robco1, you really need to chill out dude. He's entitled to his opinion as you are yours. We don't need visuals here on RP. Try to show some professionalism (if there is any to show).
Just the voice alone makes me get up, step away from the computer, and go do something else!
Great song, great voice, great CD...please play Lilac Wine from this CD sometime. He outdoes Nina Simone (almost).
I don't give many 3's, but Ho Hum is just such an apt description.
I like most of what I've heard of his...it goes back to that thing, loyalty and blind devotion to a singer or band..or simply admitting that they can produce crap at times too! (make of that what you will)
Just to evoke a moment to attach this song to... I had this on my MP3 player as my friends and I took our rafts for three weeks down the Grand Canyon. One night as the temperature barely dipped below 90, I lay out on my sleeping pad looking at the Arizona stars and listened to Jeff Buckley. I turned on my headlamp to read, and was immediately swarmed by some kind of non-biting bug. Millions of them. Billions! I was just about to turn the light off when I saw hundreds of small bats start a blitzkreig attack on the bugs. Darting in and out of my light beam, swallowing up a buffet, the bats cleared out every last bug alive. I was left with a completely unblocked sky, viewing stars and planets (and a few fat bats). Just me and Mr. Buckley, wailing away at the desert silence.
Seems like this song will never end!
"She's a tear that hangs inside my soul forever..." Damn! Overproduced, in my opinion--I like the solo live version better. Still, damn!
Started out sounding like the Polka version of "Us and Them".
Bit confused by the low rating of this song. For me it's up there with some of best rock songs which you can listen to again and again - harmony and melody way more interesting than most, and catchy to boot, good vocal solos (if a bit too Bobby Planet orientated), excellent musicianship, superb arrangement. (I can see RP repsonses in my head to the industry patter). I also hear bit of magic in there as well. Always been one of my favourites. Grace is a masterpiece, and I believe Jeff would have been much more of a driving force of rock sons than Rufus has been (although I appreciate what Rufus is doing).
robco1 wrote:
I'm sure there's a Q-station out there with your name on it, pal. Judging from the overall rating, you're opinion is far in the minority. So why don't you keep it up your a** with the rest of your head?
Easy, now. There are certain voices that people seem to either love or hate. For instance, Thom Yorke's voice drives a significant minority of RP posters, including me, absolutely nuts, but Radiohead is one of the highest rated bands here. My comment here was going to be "Great voice, but too overwrought for me." Have to agree, though --- at a 7+ rating, I'm probably gonna have to learn to live with it --- just like Radiohead.
Too much crying. Females are better at artistic crying—wait ever hear Left Bank "Don't Walk Away Renee"? Now that's some pretty good crying!
Hannio wrote:
Okay, finish up, Jeff.
Um, he is quite finished, unfortunately.
jayvee2 wrote:
I have to agree. I've heard this twice now in as many days and I don't get it. Put him oust of his misery!!! Bill, you play a few stinkers but this is the stinkiest!
I'm sure there's a Q-station out there with your name on it, pal. Judging from the overall rating, you're opinion is far in the minority. So why don't you keep it up your a** with the rest of your head?
such a family curse! An analogy of talent wasted: Tim + Jeff= Bruce and Brandon Lee
jayvee2 wrote:
I have to agree. I've heard this twice now in as many days and I don't get it. Put him oust of his misery!!! Bill, you play a few stinkers but this is the stinkiest!
I love this song! I wish you could explain your dislike a little better
I have to agree. I've heard this twice now in as many days and I don't get it. Put him oust of his misery!!! Bill, you play a few stinkers but this is the stinkiest! southend wrote:
I think this may just be the worst song I've ever heard in my life.
Okay, finish up, Jeff.
Just wonderful.
i can't listen to this during the day at work! fetal position!
I think this may just be the worst song I've ever heard in my life.
beautiful, beautiful song
RP_Fan wrote:
When I was younger, I thought I did not care for his style and music. Now I realize I was too young to appreciate his special originality.
I don't know. I'm pretty long in the tooth (not in a nursing home or anything) and I just don't care much for it. I don't find the vocals or guitar interesting. Maybe his big fans like the lyrics. Or maybe someone could educate me on JB. Not _bad_ though. I guess he's pretty passionate
Thank you Bill! I've been listening to RP for months now and this is the first time I've caught a song from Jeff. I really miss his music.
upped it to a ten! beautiful!
Really not getting this. Will try again next time.
RP_Fan wrote:
When I was younger, I thought I did not care for his style and music. Now I realize I was too young to appreciate his special originality.
I'd never heard of him until a couple of years ago. But I'm glad, because I wouldn't have appreciated him at all at the time that this came out. Now I realize that it's a 10....
madaxeman wrote:
Great singer.Poor performance.Poor album.
Poor taste.
rocco1207 wrote:
Saw Jeff when he was an unknown, playing a benefit for a food coop in Brooklyn. He played by himself. Allan Ginsburg read poetry there. After the show it looked very much like Allan was on the make for Jeff.
man you were lucky to see him!
agnes wrote:
Mmmm... maybe I WILL come over...
Hahahahaha! oh yeah!
Saw Jeff when he was an unknown, playing a benefit for a food coop in Brooklyn. He played by himself. Allan Ginsburg read poetry there. After the show it looked very much like Allan was on the make for Jeff.
:meditate:
When I was younger, I thought I did not care for his style and music. Now I realize I was too young to appreciate his special originality.
this guy is missed.
Much imitated artist, spawned a host of musical 'offspring'. Wonderful album, his Dad would have been proud.
this song always makes me melt....so sad he left us so early~
One of the most amazingly beautiful voices out there--but Lordy, after a while, the warbling will get to a person & not in a good way...
what a holy, blessed, out of this world fantastic voice
madaxeman wrote:
Great singer.Poor performance.Poor album.
Sir! you appear to be outnumbered.
Jimi_the_Saint wrote:
Jeff Buckley is probably my all-time favorite artist. He came up during the height of grunge music and put out something beautiful and original. Truth is, I like his covers more than most of his originals. He covered everyone from Dylan to Edith Piaf (and of course the single greatest version of a Leonard Cohen song ever to be recorded). I've even heard him do some opera. His voice was one-of-a-kind and I could never get enough of it.
i'm with you. don't like his dad's stuff, much, though.
jenaber22 wrote:
"too young to hold on but too old to just break free and run..." GOD DAMN!
Yep. This song, and whole album, are full of lines like that: they reach into your heart and give it squeeze. I don't know if that's good or bad, I guess it depends where you're standing. I'm constantly surprised at the venom J.B. generates here. His music is raw emotion. Maybe that's the problem. Peace, c.
Mmmm... maybe I WILL come over...
I just heard this on my ipod this morning!
Mmmmmmmmmmm this song is like buttah :hearteyes:
Jimi_the_Saint wrote:
Jeff Buckley is probably my all-time favorite artist. He came up during the height of grunge music and put out something beautiful and original. Truth is, I like his covers more than most of his originals. He covered everyone from Dylan to Edith Piaf (and of course the single greatest version of a Leonard Cohen song ever to be recorded). I've even heard him do some opera. His voice was one-of-a-kind and I could never get enough of it.
try listening to his father Tim sometime........Jeff was really great but I liked his father even more......they looked and sounded very similiar and both died young...almost the same age I think.....
I agree... also the line 'She's a tear that hangs inside my soul forever...' Always makes me think of someone I fell in love with, but ultimately it did not work out. Jeff was an amazing artist and I was so sad to discover him after his death. Moreso to find he did several shows in here in Chicago I never got to see. He's not an artist for everyone, but definitely my favorite artist/songwriter of recent years. (Recent being the last 20 years or so) tony99 wrote:
THE line in an incredible song ... :nodhead:
Great singer.Poor performance.Poor album.
MikeCloud wrote:
Wow -- now I get Jeff Buckley!
Welcome. :)
MissAmy wrote:
This song just makes me melt. -sigh- It's so great. If Jeff Buckley were still alive, he'd totally be my secret boyfriend.
Amen Miss Amy! I'm with you.
10. As is this whole album. Bill, PLEASE play Jeff's version of Hallelujah next time you get a hankering to spin the tune. Thanks!
This song just makes me melt. -sigh- It's so great. If Jeff Buckley were still alive, he'd totally be my secret boyfriend.
His best. Hands down.
Jeff Buckley is probably my all-time favorite artist. He came up during the height of grunge music and put out something beautiful and original. Truth is, I like his covers more than most of his originals. He covered everyone from Dylan to Edith Piaf (and of course the single greatest version of a Leonard Cohen song ever to be recorded). I've even heard him do some opera. His voice was one-of-a-kind and I could never get enough of it.
One of the greatest albums ever.
great stuff. RIP :clap:
jerkstore wrote:
great album...good sleepy time music
Maybe if your already asleep.
Wow -- now I get Jeff Buckley!
:clap: Lighters up!
I'm continually amazed at the feeling and the sweetness of Jeff Buckley's singing. I came to the site to put this album on my Amazon wishlist only to discover that it's already there.
freeone1 wrote:
I feel bad for those of you who don't realize what an amazing artist Jeff Buckley was. This is an amazing piece, never to be outdone.
Whew! That's a relief. 1
wow. this is so amazing. i have never really paid too much attention to Jeff Buckley, but now i will.
great album...good sleepy time music
freeone1 wrote:
I feel bad for those of you who don't realize what an amazing artist Jeff Buckley was. This is an amazing piece, never to be outdone.
Jeff Buckley may well have been an amazing artist; I can't argue with you, as I'm not familiar with anything he's done except this piece. This piece, however, I don't find appealing.
I feel bad for those of you who don't realize what an amazing artist Jeff Buckley was. This is an amazing piece, never to be outdone.
If Meat Loaf and Morissey were used as source material for a recombinant DNA experiment, you'd get this song.
major Sucko-Barfo
Sophie Zelmani and Jeff Buckley in a row? Make it stop!! :stop:
Consider my foot in my mouth.
SonOfSam wrote:
"My kingdom for a kiss upon her shoulder...." Amazing song!
THE line in an incredible song ... :nodhead:
Dr-ice wrote:
Somebody put him out of his misery!
He already is out of his misery.
Xeric wrote:
Hmmm. I liked the first part. Now that we're winding--and calming--down, I'm okay with the last few seconds. But there's a stretch--a long, long stretch--in between, there. . . .
ditto
Hmmm. I liked the first part. Now that we're winding--and calming--down, I'm okay with the last few seconds. But there's a stretch--a long, long stretch--in between, there. . . .
miahfost wrote:
The single greatest song of all time. Bar none. Don't even bother to disagree - it is futile.
I disagree, because it is my right, and your opinion is not fact. Bar none. But I still really like his stuff a whole lot.
jcs wrote:
Beautiful. Grace has a number of touching songs.
And this is probably the best ....
The single greatest song of all time. Bar none. Don't even bother to disagree - it is futile.
Beautiful. Grace has a number of touching songs.
Dr-ice wrote:
Somebody put him out of his misery!
In case you didn't know "Jeff Buckley was born in California's Orange County in 1966 and died in a tragic drowning accident in Memphis on May 29, 1997. He had emerged in New York City's avant-garde club scene in the 1990's as one of the most remarkable musical artists of his generation, acclaimed by audiences, critics, and fellow musicians alike. For more information about Jeff, see the official website- www.jeffbuckley.com" (click here)
Dr-ice wrote:
Somebody put him out of his misery!
"I did." --God
PattonFever wrote:
what a strange observation.
He's a strange sad little man.
Somebody put him out of his misery!
beautiful accompanying female vocal :music: :sunny.gif: :daisy.gif: :music:
physicsgenius wrote:
Utterly predictable ... from a whiny white guy.
I continue to wonder aloud why you insist on autobiographical posts... Great tune from the younger Buckley.
physicsgenius wrote:
Utterly predictable and bland pseudo-blues from a whiny white guy.
what a strange observation.