It's All Over Now
Peggy Lee Lyrics


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I used to love to hold you when the lights were down low
But it's all over now
You used to whisper little things to set me aglow
But it's all over now

I listened to you tell me little white lies
Never thought you meant to deceive
Whoever would have doubted those innocent eyes
And all the little kisses that you made me believe

Remember how I planned a little home by a stream
Where we'd spend every day
You must have thought me crazy when I painted that dream
'Cause you threw it away

I kinda wish that things would be different
Have a happy ending somehow
But I guess you only took me for a ride in the dark
And it's all over now

Remember how I planned a little home by a stream
Where we'd spend every day
You must have thought me crazy when I painted that dream
'Cause you threw it away

I kinda wish that things would be different
Have a happy ending somehow




But I guess you only took me for a ride in the dark
And it's all, it's all over now

Overall Meaning

In Peggy Lee's song It's All Over Now, the lyrics reflect on a past relationship that has ultimately ended. The song opens with the reminiscence of how the singer used to love holding their partner when the lights were low, but now it is all over. She remembers how her partner used to whisper things that would set her heart aglow, but now it's all over. She realizes that her partner has been telling her little white lies all these years, and she never thought they would fool her with those "innocent eyes". She remembers all those little kisses that made her believe that their love would last forever.


The songwriter then shifts to the future she had imagined with her partner. She remembers how they had planned to have a happy home where they would spend their days by a stream but that dream was shattered when her partner threw it away. She reflects on how she wishes things could be different and have a happy ending. But, she finally realizes that she was only taken for a ride in the dark, and it's all over now.


The song reflects on the pain of letting go of someone who you thought would always be there for you. It is a common theme in many classic songs, as it is a part of the human experience. The song's mournful lyrics and slow, melancholic melody perfectly encapsulate the emotions one goes through in a breakup.


Line by Line Meaning

I used to love to hold you when the lights were down low
I enjoyed embracing you in the soft, subtle light.


But it's all over now
Our relationship has come to a definite end, with no hope of revival.


You used to whisper little things to set me aglow
You used to say things that would make me feel special and happy.


But it's all over now
Our relationship is finished, and those happy whispers are gone.


I listened to you tell me little white lies
I believed your small, insignificant falsehoods.


Never thought you meant to deceive
I assumed that you weren't trying to hurt me with your lies.


Whoever would have doubted those innocent eyes
Nobody could have suspected that your eyes were hiding anything.


And all the little kisses that you made me believe
I also took your seemingly authentic small gestures of affection at face value.


Remember how I planned a little home by a stream
I had a vision of a peaceful existence, living near the water.


Where we'd spend every day
Together, we would have the luxury of spending all of our time in that tranquil location.


You must have thought me crazy when I painted that dream
Perhaps you thought that my idea of happiness was too unrealistic.


'Cause you threw it away
Regardless of why, you ended our plans and dreams.


I kinda wish that things would be different
I still have a small part of me that longs for an alternate ending.


Have a happy ending somehow
I want some resolution that isn't somber or difficult for either of us.


But I guess you only took me for a ride in the dark
Unfortunately, it appears that you purposely took advantage of my naivety and trust.


And it's all over now
Our relationship is now concluded, with all of its good and bad moments.


Remember how I planned a little home by a stream
We return to the wistful image of a peaceful home, but it remains unfulfilled.


Where we'd spend every day
Together, we imagined ourselves in this idyllic setting.


You must have thought me crazy when I painted that dream
Despite my vision being unrealistic, it was still a dream and a goal.


'Cause you threw it away
Unfortunately, you ended our plans before they could develop into something more.


I kinda wish that things would be different
Still, I yearn for some change that would make everything better.


Have a happy ending somehow
I want closure that brings a sense of peace and happiness to both of us.


But I guess you only took me for a ride in the dark
Instead, it appears that you only wanted to use me, to deceive and lead me down a dark path.


And it's all, it's all over now
In the end, there's nothing left, except the sadness and regret of knowing that it's truly over.




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: RUBE BLOOM, TED KOEHLER

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