"Goin' Back" as written by General N. Johnson, Gregory S. Perry, Barney Perkins, Camille Douglas, Stephen Muttoo and Raymond Rasul....
I think I'm goin' back
To the things I learned so well in my youth
I think I'm returning to
Those days when I was young enough to know the truth

Now there are no games to only pass the time
No more electric trains, no more trees to climb
But thinking young and growing older is no sin
And I can play the game of life to win

I can recall a time
When I wasn't ashamed to reach out to a friend
Now, I think I've got
A lot more than just my toys to lend

Now there's more to do than watch my sailboat glide
But every day can be a magic carpet ride
A little bit of courage is all we lack
So catch me if you can, I'm goin' back

Now there's more to do than watch my sailboat glide
But every day can be a magic carpet ride
A little bit of courage is all we lack
So catch me if you can, I'm goin' back


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"Goin Back" as written by Gerry Goffin Carole King

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    General CommentI really love this song, another Carole King classic. The lyrics are so poignant: recapturing the innocence and simple but true values of youth, and applying these to adulthood. The Byrds' ethereal treatment of this song makes the effect even more meaningful to me, and I start thinking back, trying to remember how I thought, how I felt, who I was in those long-ago times. There is another old song, sung by Patsy Cline, that goes, "If I could see through the eyes of a child, what a wonderful world this would be." Exactly.
    Bluewaveson November 21, 2010   Link

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