Comin' Back to Me Lyrics - Jefferson Airplane



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The summer had inhaled and held its breath too long
The winter looked the same, as if it never had gone
And through an open window where no curtain hung
I saw you, I saw you, comin' back to me

One begins to read between the pages of a look
The shape of sleepy music, and suddenly you're hooked
Through the rain upon the trees, that kisses on the run
I saw you, I saw you, comin' back to me

You can't stay and live my way
Scatter my love like leaves in the wind
You always say you won't go away
But I know what it always has been, it always has been

A transparent dream beneath an occasional sigh
Most of the time I just let it go by
Now I wish it hadn't begun
I saw you, yes I saw you, comin' back to me

Strolling the hills overlooking the shore
I realize I've been here before
The shadow in the mist could have been anyone
I saw you, I saw you, comin' back to me

Small things like reasons are put in a jar
Whatever happened to wishes wished on a star?
Was it just something that I made up for fun?
I saw you, I saw you, comin' back to me




Writer: Balin, Marty
Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing



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a beautiful and distant memory | Reviewer: George W | 9/7/12

I was 15 years old when I first heard this song, in love with a girl with that insane, passionate, hopeless love that never ever comes again, and fades like dew on the grass. Yet, the song somehow, some 45 years later, gives a promise that it could happen again. Or, at the very least, that moment will ever be held in precious memory, like a fading photograph.

Surrealistic Music Genuis | Reviewer: Peter nee Slick | 8/21/12


"Comin' Back To Me," never leaving, unlike that lover, y/our Airplane prayer-song-poem-meditativeBallad, is always comin' back to me, at a button-push, bringing peace and relief and compassion and courage hearing feeling then | now the quieting steadying guitar the lilting flute soothing now as if then at first that Winter 1967, high school weekend all night, Willowbrook, that winter-spring snowy empty mansion, rehearsing, writing "Surrealistic Spring" ("just me white from winter")-- won my freedom and liberated my body-mind-soul "You liberated me and many" I said to Paul Kantner JeffAir did/ do then | now JeffAir JeffAir JeffAir JeffAirJeffAirJeffAir

It came back to me | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/16/10

This song. After how many years, I don't know 40, it came back to me. The beauty of the music and the truth of the poetry, the loss of real love. I long for those days again, even the sad ones, like this song. Life and love have never been the same since.
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In The Studio....... | Reviewer: Dan | 2/11/07

It took, In the Studio with Red Beard's look back at "Surrealistic Pillow", from 40 years ago(?)...wow! for me to again appreciate the talent(s) of Marty Balin & the rest of The Jefferson Airplane. Not that one would ever stop appreciating their separate & combined talents, it's just that, like the song title, at certain moments they are, "Comin' Back to Me" more readily than others. Thankyou: Marty,Paul,Jorma,Signe, Grace,Jack,Skip,Spence et al for your gifts of music, artistry & love throughout the years. You are truly loved!



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