“Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers” by Jeff Beck

Jeff Beck’s version of “Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers” is a certified instrumental.

You can view the lyrics, alternate interprations and sheet music for Cause We've Ended As Lovers's Jeff Beck at Lyrics.org.

This song (the one with vocals) is, most simply put, a breakup song. What the title speaks to is the vocalist observing that now he and the addressee have “ended as lovers”, i.e. the romantic relationship they shared now having come to its conclusion. By the looks of things this decision may have been mutual and moreover reads as if it is permanent.

What’s also implied is that they have been akin to lovers since their school days. So the singer’s primary position more or less revolves around him asserting that even though he and the addressee are no longer an item, he doesn’t want their friendship in general to end as well. But all lyrics considered, there is the possibility that now Beck will be forced to face the future without her.

Release Date of “Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers”

“Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers” was released on 29th March, 1975, the same day as Beck’s second album, “Blow by Blow”.

FYI: Stevie Wonder’s ex-wife, Syreeta, was the first artist to record this tune, with her providing vocals. The track was released in her second album, “Stevie Wonder Presents: Syreeta” in 1974.

Did Jeff Beck write this song?

The original version was written solely by American singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder. However, Beck’s instrumental version includes two other writing credits, including Beck himself. The other credited writer is one Max Middleton.

Notable Performance

Beck performed live with Eric Clapton in September 1981 at “The Secret Policeman’s Other Ball” at The Theatre Royal in London.

Covers of “Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers”

“Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers” has been covered by multiple artists such as:

  • The Crusaders in 1991 for their album, “Healing the Wounds”.
  • Chieli Minucci featured his cover in his 1996’s album, “Renaissance”.
  • Greg Koch covered the track for his 2021 album, “Strat’s Got Your Tongue”.
Cause We've Ended As Lovers

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