I was searching for some obscure Jeff Buckley and ran across his cover of the great Nina Simone’s “The Other Woman”. It’s unusual to find a man covering a song that’s obviously from a woman’s point of view, but his soulful interpetation and the inherent lightness of his voice make it seem as if he had written the song himself.
To me, lyrics are so important to a song, and these are so classic and the scenario so timeless that I thought I’d post them, along with the videos.
The other woman finds time to manicure her nails
The other woman is perfect where her rival fails
And she’s never seen with pin curls in her hair
The other woman enchantes her clothes with French perfume
The other woman keeps fresh cut flowers in each room
There are never toys that’s scattered everywhere
And when her baby comes to call
He’ll find her waiting like a lonesome queen
Cos when she’s by his side
It’s such a change from old routine
But the other woman will always cry herself to sleep
The other woman will never have his love to keep
And as the years go by the other woman
Will spend her life alone