Over And Done

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"Over And Done"
Mercury cover
Song by American Music Club from the album Mercury
Released March 15, 1993
Format LP / CD / CS
Length 3:05
Label Reprise Records (US) / Virgin Records (UK)
Writer(s) Mark Eitzel
Producer(s) Mitchell Froom
Mercury track listing
  1. "Gratitude Walks"
  2. "If I Had A Hammer"
  3. "Challenger"
  4. "I've Been A Mess"
  5. "Hollywood 4-5-92"
  6. "What Godzilla Said To God When His Name Wasn't Found In The Book Of Life"
  7. "Keep Me Around"
  8. "Dallas, Airports, Bodybags"
  9. "Apology For An Accident"
  10. "Over And Done"
  11. "Johnny Mathis' Feet"
  12. "The Hopes And Dreams Of Heaven's 10,000 Whores"
  13. "More Hopes And Dreams"
  14. "Will You Find Me?"

"Over And Done" is the 10th song on American Music Club's sixth album, 1993’s Mercury. The Capp Street referenced in the lyrics is where Mark Eitzel was living during the writing of Mercury.[1]


Capp Street is an underwater cave
That's filled with crutches and canes
And faces that were washed away
Away from innocence and pain

They don't care who lost or won
They just wanna get the whole thing over and done

They keep me up all night
Their sweet songs to the moon
Wishing they could close their eyes
But they're waiting for Jacques Cousteau

The girls outside, they’re not waiting for the sun
They just wanna get the whole thing over and done

Seems like I could boil history down
To a forty-five minute wait
A big boredom filled with stars
All burning with hate

Yeah we had a good time, we had some fun And now we wanna get the whole thing over and done

Promotional items

"Over And Done" was scheduled to be released as a single at least in the US, with a 3-track promotional CD single sent to radio in addition to a 20-track promotional CD sent out to radio and press in advance of Mercury. The commercial single never came to fruition.

The 20-track CD contained songs from the forthcoming Mercury album in addition to songs from previous albums, demos and band interviews. The 3-track CD had a sticker on the front listing AMC tour dates from 5/11/1993 - 6/7/1993.

20-track promotional CD


No. Title Length
1. "Over And Done"   3:06
2. "Interview"   1:11
3. "Nightwatchman"   4:43
4. "Interview"   0:39
5. "Outside This Bar"   3:01
6. "Interview"   1:01
7. "Bad Liquor"   1:59
8. "Interview"   0:47
9. "Highway 5"   3:45
10. "Interview"   0:25
11. "Rise"   3:08
12. "Interview"   0:11
13. "Why Won't You Stay"   2:58
14. "Sick Of Food"   4:00
15. "The Dead Part Of You"   2:43
16. "Interview"   0:35
17. "Chanel #5"   4:21
18. "The Hopes And Dreams Of Heaven's 10,000 Whores (Demo)"   2:54
19. "If I Had A Hammer (Demo)"   3:37
20. "Challenger (Demo)"   2:33

3-track promotional CD


No. Title Length
1. "Over And Done"   3:05
2. "In My Role As The Most Hated Singer In The Local Underground Music Scene"   3:19
3. "The Amyl Nitrate Dreams Of Pat Robertson (misprinted as singular "Dream")"   3:51



Also appears on


  1. Schoemer, Karen (1993). "Hot Band". Rolling Stone. New York, NY: Jann Wenner.