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I Know It's Over

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THE SMITHS song
Name I Know It's Over
Album/single The Queen Is Dead
How Soon Is Now? (single) (Re-release, 1992)
Length 5:58
Writer/composer Morrissey/Marr
Producer Morrissey
Johnny Marr
Release June 1986
Recorded Winter 1985

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Lyrics

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...

Oh Mother,
I can feel the soil falling over my head
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)

And I know it's over
Still I cling
I don't know where else I can go
Over, over, over, it's over, it's over

I know it's over
And it never really began
But in my heart it was so real
And you 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 then why are you on your own tonight?
  If you're so very entertaining then why are you on your own tonight
  If you're so very good-looking then why do you sleep alone tonight?
  I know, because tonight is just like any other night that's why you're on your own tonight
  With your triumphs and your charms while they are 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, over

It's so easy to laugh
It's so easy to hate
It takes guts to be gentle and kind
Over, 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 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 Mother, I can feel the soil falling over my head
Oh Mother, I can feel the soil falling over my head

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