Jeff Buckley – Lover, You Should’ve Come Over

Continuing our emphasis on music ahead of the opening of Bar Cafe Fabriken tomorrow

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… while Micky Siamendes takes care of our Blues needs in the comment thread to this post,  I thought I’d run a Jeff Buckley series.

Jeff Buckley in Atlanta, in August 1994

He was – really – a miraculously gifted singer, whose life was woefully short – he was killed in a swimming accident in 1997, aged 33. For anyone who doesn’t know about him see here. There is a wonderful 30 minute Radio programme about him available here.

So, let’s run down some of his greatest songs, starting with “Lover. You Should’ve Come Over” …

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 never know

When 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
And 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
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 will never 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’s the tear that hangs inside my soul forever

Well maybe i’m just too young
To keep good love from going wrong

Oh… lover, you should’ve come over
‘Cause it’s not too late

Well I feel too young to hold on
And 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 well i’m waiting for you

Lover, you should’ve come over
‘Cause it’s not too late

4 thoughts on “Jeff Buckley – Lover, You Should’ve Come Over

  1. Well, Micky sticks his nose into this thread as well of course 😉

    “On May 29, 1997, while awaiting the arrival of his band from New York, he drowned during a spontaneous evening swim, fully clothed, in the Mississippi River when he was caught in the wake of a passing boat …” Makes you think about magic mushroom involvement, no?

    I think everyone knows “Hallelujah”, but Jeff really had a bunch of other great songs, like:

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    1. Yes that was my first thought when i read about this story, but those who knew the guy swear blind this wasn’t connected to drugs – he was caught in the wake of a passing boat. I’ll take that on face value.

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