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The Smiths: I Know It's Over Meaning

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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
Oh ...
Oh Mother, I can feel the soil falling over my head
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  1. anonymous
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    Jan 23rd 2020 report

    The song is about someone who has never loved and never been in a relationship. He feels the soil falling over his head because he might as well be dead with a loveless existence stretching out before him, and appeals to his mother as the only female figure of importance in his life. The "sad veiled bride" section refers to his jealousy of others ("loud loutish lovers" even), whom he presumably feels he is emotionally superior to and more deserving than, however it is these less pleasant male figures that end up with a woman. "It never really began, but in my heart, it was so real" is referring to his imagination, his hopes, his dreams, none of which have or will ever come true.

  2. anonymous
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    May 22nd 2019 report

    I've always interpreted the song as a ballad of loneliness. "Still I cling, I don't know where else I can go" Someone who's been hurt, who now feels lost without their person. She's asking him "Why are you on your own tonight?" He's recovering from heartbreak because love is natural and real, just not for the him and one he wanted.

  3. anonymous
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    Aug 17th 2016 report

    its so easy to laugh its so easy to hate it take strength to be gentle and kind. "OH mother I can feel the soil falling over my head." I think it is the best song ever. The smiths made me feel like I'm not alone in this world.


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