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18
Aug
08

comin’ back to me

I was going to post something completely different, but then I found this video of one of my favorite songs by Jefferson Airplane, and I couldn’t pass up the chance to share it. In my opinion, this is the best song they ever recorded.

Marty Balin, at his best, was a lyricist in the same league as Gene Clark and Bob Dylan, and like Clark, he had a gift for spinning a haunting melody. For some reason, the first verse is my favorite.

And before anyone else says it, yes, I do love ballads.


The summer had inhaled
And held its breath too long.
The winter looked the same,
As if it had never gone,
And through an open window,
Where no curtain hung,
I saw you, I saw you,
Coming back to me.

One begins to read between
The pages of a look.
The sound of sleepy music,
And suddenly, you’re hooked.
And through the rain upon the trees
That kisses on the run
I saw you, I saw you,
Coming back to me.

You came to stay and live my way,
Scatter my love like leaves in the wind.
You always say that 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, I saw you,
Coming back to me.

Strolling the hill,
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,
Coming 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,
Coming back to me.

-Marty Balin




taking up a glowing cinder with the tongs and lighting with it the long cherry-wood pipe which was wont to replace his clay when he was in a disputatious rather than a meditative mood" ~ Dr. John H. Watson ************************
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