Over & Over
Morcheeba Lyrics


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This will not be easy to say
This might be hard to hear
If I could do it any other way I would
But I have to come clear

If I close my eyes, maybe it will all disappear
Disappointing clouds, maybe they won't interfere
All the faults and failures
Betray the day when the
Cowardly excuses get in the way of wanting more

Dawn of the day and we're done
Missing something
Now we can say it's over
Endings begin With an awful lot of maybes
Let's make a start at goodbye

You acted as you did
Like a selfish little bitch
A sad ghost spilling my blood on the carpet
The more I give the less I understand Why I'm here

No great surprise
Words I needed to hear
With all the signs
Breaking won't be severe
Anxious complex feelings Enter the frame as we
Stoke the fire but can't sustain the flame
To make it roar

Dawn of the day and we're done
Missing something
Now we can say it's over
Endings begin With an awful lot of maybes
Let's make a start at goodbye

Gone as the days with sun
Times a'wasting
Now we can say it's over
When we're caught
Between that rock and hard place
Let's make a start at goodbye




Between that rock and hard place
Make a start at goodbye

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Morcheeba's song "Over and Over" are rife with emotions of disappointment, regret, and acceptance. The song is a confession of sorts, where the singer is expressing their feelings to someone they know they have to say goodbye to, but it's not going to be easy. The introductory lines convey the difficulty of expressing what needs to be said, but the singer grits their teeth and gets on with it. They try to escape from these harsh realities by closing their eyes and hoping everything will just go away, but unfortunately, it doesn't work that way.


The line "Cowardly excuses get in the way of wanting more" denotes the struggle between the desire to move on and the need to acknowledge one's faults, which often hold us back. The song's structure, which repeats the phrase "Dawn of the day and we're done, missing something," underscores the idea that time is slipping away, and change has to come.


The line "You acted as you did like a selfish little bitch, a sad ghost spilling my blood on the carpet" is a pointed accusation of betrayal, pain, and helplessness. The singer feels that they have given everything they could and they are left with nothing. The song's conclusion emphasizes the difficulty of leaving behind what we know and accepting the unknown. We're in limbo, caught between the "rock and hard place" of past and future, but to move forward, we have to start somewhere, even if that means saying goodbye.


Line by Line Meaning

This will not be easy to say
Starting a difficult conversation


This might be hard to hear
Anticipating negative reaction


If I could do it any other way I would
Apologizing for the situation


But I have to come clear
Admitting the truth is necessary


If I close my eyes, maybe it will all disappear
Avoiding reality, hoping problems will go away


Disappointing clouds, maybe they won't interfere
Negative thoughts causing doubts and uncertainty


All the faults and failures
Acknowledging mistakes


Betray the day when the
Confessing to bad choices


Cowardly excuses get in the way of wanting more
Not having the courage to pursue one's dreams


Dawn of the day and we're done
Beginning of the end


Missing something
Feeling incomplete


Now we can say it's over
Accepting that the relationship is finished


Endings begin With an awful lot of maybes
Uncertainty surrounding the future


Let's make a start at goodbye
Beginning the process of moving on


You acted as you did
Calling out bad behavior


Like a selfish little bitch
Using harsh language to describe negative actions


A sad ghost spilling my blood on the carpet
Feeling hurt and betrayed


The more I give the less I understand Why I'm here
Questioning the purpose of the relationship


No great surprise
Acknowledging the inevitable end


Words I needed to hear
Accepting the truth


With all the signs
Ignoring the warning signals


Breaking won't be severe
Believing that the outcome will not be too bad


Anxious complex feelings Enter the frame as we
Feeling anxious and conflicted


Stoke the fire but can't sustain the flame
Attempting to fix the relationship but it's not working


To make it roar
Wanting the relationship to be passionate again


Gone as the days with sun
Reflecting on past happy times


Times a'wasting
Feeling like time is running out


When we're caught
Being stuck in a tough situation


Between that rock and hard place
Having limited options


Make a start at goodbye
Beginning the process of letting go




Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Ross Godfrey, Skye Edwards, Brad Barr

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@lucigaiah

" Waking to these sounds again
I wonder how I'll sleep
Passing out is taking off into the stubborn deep
I'd like to meet a human who makes it all seem clear
To work out all these cycles and why I'm standing here
I'm falling
Over and over and over and over again now
Calling and over and over and over and over again now
Running through my life right now
I don't regret a thing
The things I do just make me laugh and make me wanna drink
I'd like to meet a mad man who makes it all seem sane
To work out all these troubles and what there is to gain
I'm falling
Over and over and over and over again now
Calling and over and over and over and over again now

Projecting what I want is always hard to know
But when it comes between my sights I'll let the damage show
I'd like to meet a space man, who's got it going on
Sailing through the stars at night 'til our world is gone
I'm falling
Over and over and over and over again now
Calling and over and over and over and over again now
Over and over and over and over again now
Calling and over and over and over and over again now "



All comments from YouTube:

@slitina

Samotáři or loners movie... This track is most iconic piece of artwork they made... by my opinion...😍Simply love it!

@joegeorgeskateboarding4270

Mum loved this before she passed away, beautiful song just like her x

@LexCreeps

+Joe George I'm sorry for your loss <3

@DarkStarHearts

I just lost my Daddy <3 hugs

@DubElementMusic

i loss both :/

@TheTonypolony

Beautiful

@alphonsesenjutsu

I Don't Know your Mum but if she used to listen to this song JUST PROVES to me that she was a GREAT Soul just like Morcheeba. So I WISH your Mum to REST IN PEACE & PARADISE #TakeCare💯

@radekhulva4854

Samotáři forever

@hyperborea9282

This poetry makes all my relatiinship breaks vivid and alive. Its pain. To suffer. To survive and find a meaning in the suffering

@salod

in my opinion "big calm" is the best album they made!! I love it and this song is absolutely great, one of my favourites...

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