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Jefferson Airplane – Comin' Back To Me lyrics

(Marty Balin)
The summer had inhaled
And held it's 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
The kisses on the run
I saw you, I saw you
Comin' back to me
You came to 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

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    It was 1968 and my girlfriend decided in the summer that we were getting too serious and broke our relationship off. I was devastated and even to this day still feel the pain of a love lost. I was at a party in 1969 and someone said you have to listen to this Jefferson Airplane on the new stereo headphones. I did and will always remember the feelings that this particular song had on me. I will always associate it with my hopes then, that she would come back to me sometime, but now I have grown old and know that it will not happen. I still feel that sorrow and like the lyric, I wish it hadn't begun.
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    I think the you is love or the idea of being in love. He wants love to come back to him. Perhaps he's put to much into past loves and he wants that feeliing to come back. I love the line " i wish it hadn't begun" because he's talked himself into being in love and knows deep down it's not real or the " feeling" will leave. You is love not a person. It could be anyone and probably several people and people yet to come.
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