Paul McCartney's voice on this one, co-written with Elvis Costello, sometimes seems a bit strained to me. And I could have done without the background repeats on the final run through the chorus.
One other aspect of the song I don't like is its accusatory tone in the second verse. People often have good reason for not pursuing relationships that have nothing to do with unkindness, even when they love the other person...sometimes because they love the other person.
Ultimately though, I feel that this is a great sad song about a love that never happens.
Favorite line: "I know there will be a parade of unpainted dreams."
The Lovers That Never Were appeared on McCartney's spotty 1993 release, Off the Ground.
Here are the lyrics: