Lover, You Should've Come Over

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"Lover, You Should've Come Over"
Song by Jeff Buckley from the album Grace
Released August 23, 1994
Recorded Bearsville Recording Studio, Woodstock, NY
Genre Folk blues
Length 6:43
Label Columbia
Producer(s) Jeff Buckley
Andy Wallace
Grace track listing
"Lover, You Should Have Come Over"
"Corpus Christi Carol"

"Lover, You Should've Come Over" is the seventh track on Jeff Buckley's album Grace. Inspired by the ending of the relationship between Buckley and Rebecca Moore,[1] it concerns the despondency of a young man growing older, finding that his actions represent a perspective he feels that he should have outgrown. Biographer and critic David Browne describes the lyrics as "confused and confusing" and the music as "a languid beauty."[1]

The song was covered by the English jazz pianist songwriter Jamie Cullum on his 2003 album Twentysomething, and has also been covered live by American singer-songwriter John Mayer and Australian singer-songwriter Matt Corby. The song was also featured in the third episode of the ABC series FlashForward titled "137 Sekunden." The song was covered by Natalie Maines on her 2013 solo album Mother.


  1. ^ a b Browne (2001), p. 237

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