Your daily listen: Sexy sad times with Jeff Buckley

By: Britt Harvey

Yes, I know it’s a bit old. But will I ever get tired of listening to Jeff Buckley plead, “Lover, you should’ve come over?” (Answer is no). Perhaps it’s the perverse thrill of hearing Buckley sing the lines, “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.”

Like all the words you’ve ever wanted to hear in every break up conversation that you’ve ever had and not had in your head all at once.

“Lover, you should’ve come over,” is off Buckley’s only ever complete studio album Grace, released in 1994.

Buckley died in 1997 after taking a swim fully clothed in Wolf River, in Tennessee.

From the vocals that range from soft and low, to high and yearning, it rewards with repeat listens. Starting out quiet and timid, it ends in a cataclysm of sound and emotion, leaving you wondering, who could NOT come over after this song?

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3 Comments on “Your daily listen: Sexy sad times with Jeff Buckley”

  1. TRatbones
    March 12, 2012 at 3:59 PM #

    Holy shit! THIS SONG!

    • March 12, 2012 at 4:06 PM #

      Yes Tiff, THIS song. I’m basically rotating this song and “Queen of the Night,” by Whitney Houston. It’s a very confusing emotional mixture.

  2. ajh
    March 12, 2012 at 11:54 PM #

    I LOVE Jeff Buckley. This is one of my all time favourite songs. I often listen to it several times in a row cause it is so good. The yearning… I probably would’ve come over.

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