"Come To My Window" as written by and Melissa Etheridge....
Come to my window
Crawl inside, wait by the light of the moon
Come to my window
I'll be home soon

I would dial the numbers
Just to listen to your breath
I would stand inside my hell
And hold the hand of death
You don't know how far I'd go
To ease this precious ache
You don't know how much I'd give

Or how much I can take
Just to reach you
Just to reach you
Oh to reach you

Come to my window
Crawl inside, wait by the light of the moon
Come to my window, I'll be home soon

Keeping my eyes open
I cannot afford to sleep
Giving away promises
I know that I can't keep
Nothing fills the blackness
That has seeped into my chest

I need you in my blood
I am forsaking all the rest
Just to reach you
Just to reach you
Oh to reach you, oh

Come to my window
Crawl inside, wait by the light of the moon
Come to my window, I'll be home soon

I don't care what they think
I don't care what they say
What do they know about this love,
Anyway

Come, come to my window
I'll be home, I'll be home, I'll be home
I am coming home

Come to my window, oh-ho
Crawl inside, wait by the light of the moon
Come to my window, I'll be home soon
I'll be home, I'll be home
I am coming home

Come to my window, oh-ho
Crawl inside, wait by the light of the moon
Come to my window
I'll be home soon
I'll be home, I'll be home, I'll be home


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"Come to My Window" as written by Melissa Etheridge

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    General Commenti was first introduced to this song by south park, in an episode where cartman's mother is messing around with a house-mover. now i what i can say is that those guys really spoiled this song for me. it's such a beautiful and powerful song, love it.
    Hacklewon June 20, 2010   Link
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    General Commentin her autobiography she tells the story behind this song. she was on tour oversees away from her partner. she was trying her hardest to keep their relationship intact but julie was slipping and melissa could feel it. "i would dial the numbers just to listen to your breath" they would be on the phone for hours without saying a word, but listening to julie's breath let her know that she still was holding on. she said she wrote this song for julie as a "hey wait for me to finish doing my thing and then we can do our thing" and said that julie never liked the song. also she claims that this song isn;t about love, it's about desperatly trying to save a love that is inevitably crumbling. check our her autobiography, it talks all about it.
    reese000on February 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI guess it could be a song about addiction but has Melissa Etheridge ever dealt with Drug addiction? She's a supporter of medicinal marijuana but that seems to have come up when she got cancer. Other than that I had been under the impression for the last two years that it was her "coming out" song where she expresses her struggles in lesbian romance.

    Anyways, until maybe three years ago I honestly did not even know that Melissa Etheridge was a lesbian (super conservative parents, sheltered life, etc. etc.) but I had heard this song and to me it is and always has been about forbidden love. Apparently she claims that it's not but the verse "I don't care what they think. I don't care what they say. What do they know about this love anyway?" Always struck me as she was in love with someone that was frowned upon. This does not necessarily mean a lesbian relationship (though in this scenario with Melissa Etheridge I suppose that is the case) or a male-male relationship but any relationship that may be considered taboo (Depending on who's watching and where in the country mixed race, mixed economic background, I think there are still places where you can find families that are feuding with children in Romeo and Juliet type scenarios, etc).
    robertBosson December 30, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song rocks.
    alwaysfrogishon May 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh my...the things love can drive us to. this song is about wanting so unbelievably badly to be with someone that you can't stand it.
    catherinekson May 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy favorite Melissa Etheridge song. It's simple and touching.
    Perfect Entropyon November 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh, the crazy things we do for love. I adore the "I don't care" segment. <3
    lookbeyondon January 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI called my ex one day, when we were still together, and sang this song to her....
    Frostieon July 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think the "I don't care what they think / I don't care what they say" alludes to the fear about what other people will think about a Lesbian relationship, coming from Etheridge - although, not knowing the identity of the songwriter, it could mean anything else entirely. The rest of the lyrics are universal and can apply to any relationship. The song is about wanting your lover so bad, wanting him now, but perhaps it shows a relationship that is not out in the open.
    stoolhardyon December 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMelissa has actually said several times that this song isn't about love. I don't understand what else it could be about- perhaps how badly she wanted fame at that point. But, from her autobiography, she wrote this song when she was in a repeat cycle of failed polygamous relationships, with a lover who was never quite as emotional as she was, so maybe she was wanting her to join her in that place.
    Sir Williamon December 22, 2005   Link

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