"Back Where You Belong" as written by and Gary / Connor....
I heard you're asking how I'm feeling
I guess I'll play it day by day
I'm still around now, my heart is healing
But something's never gonna change
'Cause now I know love ain't easy to find
I let you go, now I'm changing my mind

I know that love, it don't come easy
It took so long, it's been hard to find
So love, you must believe me
Ain't gonna let it slip away
I know I was wrong
I want you back where you belong
Want you back where you belong
Back where you belong

I played around now, I've done some dealing
I found that love should be with you
And so you're gone now, my head is reeling
Don't wanna be with someone new
And so I go, with a feeling inside me
'Cause I know what I'm leaving behind

I know that love, it don't come easy
It took so long, it's been hard to find
So love, you must believe me
Ain't gonna let it slip away
I know I was wrong
I want you back where you belong
Want you back where you belong
Back where you belong

I guess in time I stop and think it over
Everything that we've been through
This heart of mine may never find another
Who loves me just the way you do
Hey girl

I heard you're asking how I'm feeling
I guess I'll play it day by day
I'm still around now, my heart is healing
But something's never gonna change
'Cause now I know love ain't easy to find
I let you go, now I'm changing my mind

I know that love, it don't come easy
It took so long, it's been hard to find
So love, you must believe me
Ain't gonna let it slip away
I know I was wrong
I want you back where you belong
Back where you belong, hey, hey

I know that love, it don't come easy
It took so long, it's been hard to find
And so love, you must believe me
Ain't gonna let it slip away, baby


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"Back Where You Belong" as written by Gary William O'connor

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    General Commentvery very decent tune...........38 Special is wicked
    Faisalon September 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is an extremely powerful song....38 Special are an amazing band (often not appreciated properly I think), and this is a fine example of how great they are.

    We've all (presumably) been in a relationship that went sour because of something we've said, an action we made, or a poorly-made choice to end it without a proper view of the consequences.

    This song is clearly about that...it's about a relationship which ended either by a mistake or intentional choice by the 'main character' (ie. singer), after which the main character realized that they had real love and just threw it away. "Back where you belong" could be seen as being back in the relationship.

    The singer realizes his/her error, and decides to make an effort to right their wrong(s) ("ain't gonna let it slip away").

    Overall, this is a simply amazing song...if you liked this, I recommend Don't Stop Believin' by Journey...almost everyone has heard it, but few people realize how deep the lyrics actually are. Give it a shot, try listening with the lyrics open and you'll see.
    madnesslover_89on February 17, 2007   Link

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