Song of the Day: Over by Portishead

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Over” is the second single of the album Portishead by the trip hop trio of the same name. It was #25 in the UK Charts at the time of its release. It has been used in numerous TV shows and movies.

Lyrics:

I can’t hold this day
Anymore
Understand me
Anymore
To tread this fantasy, openly
What have I done
Ooh this uncertainty, is taking me over
I can’t mould this stage
Anymore
Recognise me
Anymore
To tread this fantasy, openly
What have I done
Ooh this uncertainty, is taking me over
Is taking me over
To tread this fantasy, openly
What have I done
Ooh this uncertainty, is taking me over
Is taking me over
Is taking me over

……

The promotional black-and-white music video directed by Chris Bran featured lead singer Beth Gibbons singing to the camera in the middle of the darkness and occasionally running from one spotlight to another.

It was sampled by RZA in the track Kiss of a Black Widow.

Portishead

Origin Bristol, England
Genres Trip hop, experimental, electronic, downtempo,alternative rock
Years active 1991–present
(Hiatus: 1999–2005)
Labels Go!, London, Island / Mercury
Associated acts BEAK>, Get the Blessing, Massive Attack,Tricky
Website http://www.portishead.co.uk
Members
Geoff Barrow
Beth Gibbons
Adrian Utley
Dave McDonald

image by Mezamero

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2 Responses to Song of the Day: Over by Portishead

  1. Marthafied says:

    I have heard this song so mahn times and never realised it was Portishead!! Love it!

    Like

  2. Chiara says:

    haha! This happens to me too often. ^^

    Like

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