"Slight Return" as written by Edward Daniel Chester, Adam Patrick Devlin, Mark James Morriss and Scott Edward Morriss....
Where did you go
When things went wrong for you
When the knives came out for you?
Where did you go?

All you needed was a friend
You just have to ask and then

You don't have to have the solution
You've got to understand the problem
And don't go hoping for a miracle
All this will fade away
So I'm coming home

What did you learn
Locked away all on your own
Chance and your head all blown
What did you learn
It was unfortunate
You missed you chance to find out that

You don't have to have the solution
You've got to understand the problem
And don't go hoping for a miracle
All this will fade away
So I'm coming home


Lyrics submitted by butterflykiss84

"Slight Return" as written by Edward Daniel Chester Adam Patrick Devlin

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    General CommentI can't belive that this song wasn't allready on here until I put the lyrics on. This is their most well known song and also the song which reached the highest position in the charts!

    It is one of my favourite sonsg ever and I have loved it since the day I heard it in '96. I could listen to it every day and not get bored - its just fantastic! :]
    butterflykiss84on September 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt's called Brit pop, butterflykiss84. No-one knows it on this site but me and you. It's such a shame, all the greatest songs go unnoticed, whereas stupid bands like Simple Plan and Weezer steal the limelight.

    I first heard this song in 96, but I was only 5 so I forgot the name of the band until a couple of months ago. Now I DO listen to this song every day! Aren't the Bluetones meant to be on tour at the moment?
    Xo Beyond Repair oXon May 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI wouldn't be so sure about that. I'm a huge fan of Brit Pop and I really like The Bluetones.

    Yeah, this is a really good song. I hadn't even heard it until I listened to "Return to the Last Chance Saloon," which is a really good album.
    Tommy Cherryon December 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBluetones most well known song and one of the best, like the video where he is running through the streets.
    sivillaon April 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentno one knows about brit-pop? are you crazy. i think the title gives it away brit-POP...POPULAR!! duh!!
    anyway, i like this song, is it me or does his voice sound like ian brown to you?
    wordsandbirdson December 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDoesn't sound much like Ian Brown to me... class song
    mboy81on February 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentNice, sparkly uplifting song and I agree with some of the comments above, Never seen why it's called 'Slight Return' Any guesses? [I don't think the "I'm coming home" reference is strong enough. for the title]
    Scolopaxon December 25, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think what a lot of you are missing (due to incomplete lyrics on this page no doubt), is that at the very end of the song he says 'just for a short while' after the last 'i'm coming home'. Hence 'slight return'.
    britpop87on May 03, 2013   Link
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    My OpinionSurprise surprise...this has got the most comments out of all The Bluetones songs. They have made many better songs than this but you people don't listen to them as they aren't "Britpop" anymore.

    Dig a bit deeper sheep and don't be so kazy
    JLoDaMofoon October 20, 2015   Link
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    Song FactMark can sing therefore he doesn't sound like Ian Brown.

    Slight Return isn't on "Return To The Last Chance Saloon" but you are right about it being a great album.
    JLoDaMofoon October 20, 2015   Link

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