I Know It's Over (track) by The Smiths

I Know It's Over by The Smiths
Year: 1986
From the album The Queen Is Dead (track #3)
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From 02/21/2022 21:18
The lyrics are so perfect - "I know it's over, and it never really began, but in my heart it was so real" (We've all been there), "It's so easy to laugh, it's so easy to hate, it takes strength to be gentle and kind". And the guitar complements this perfectly, especially on the chorus.
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From 07/27/2018 01:13
I've read a comment or two that described Radiohead as the ultimate depressed person's music. I whole-heartedly disagree. For me at least, this is the best representation of crushing loneliness and sorrow put to song. I'm simply drawn to it, over and over again. Although the days where I've felt the way the narrator felt are long past, this stirs up old feelings within me.

Eat your heart out, "There is a Light that Never Goes Out." This is the best song on the album.
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From 09/05/2017 20:17
The single greatest Morrissey lyric combined with a lovely composition by Marr.

Vulnerable, sincere, and heart-wrenching.
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From 05/18/2017 11:49
Beautiful track!
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From 04/02/2017 08:08
Love this song!
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From 06/10/2016 14:37
I am chilled by this song every time I listen to it (and that is a lot of times!)
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From 06/05/2016 00:36
Can't believe this song hasn't got a medal next to it. Bigmouth better than this...really?
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From 07/08/2015 02:03
This song is one of my canned responses when someone asks what my favorite song is. I also tend to pick it when I'm forced to sing something. This is probably the most emotional vocal Morrissey has done in his career and the arrangement Marr and co. set behind it is the perfect backdrop. Jeff Buckley did a decent cover of this song, but I don't believe that his delivery matched Morrissey's, which is surprising considering the emotional range Buckley could summon almost on a whim. As such, I have serious doubts that any band/artist could ever deliver a performance of this song that tops the original.
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From 05/20/2015 21:55
One of my fav tracks along with so many from this great band.
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From 05/09/2015 12:03
A very gorgeous song and one of their best. The lyrics I can identify with so much!!!!!
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