I think I'm going back
To the things I learnt 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 colouring books
No Christmas bells to chime
But thinking young and growing older is no sin
And I can't play the game of life to win
I can recall a time
When I wasn't ashamed to reach out to a friend
And, 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
And every day can be
My magic carpet ride
And I can play hide and seek with my fears
And live my days instead of counting my years
Then everyone debates
The true reality
I'd rather see the world
The way it used to be
A little bit of freedom's all we lack
So catch me if you can
I'm going back

Lyrics submitted by kevin

"Going Back" as written by John Fredrick Spinks

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    General Commenta lovely cover on Dusty springfield.
    ElKarmaScaramoucheon March 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFrom what year is this??? It´s not on any albums that I know?!
    TheOlsnaon June 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentso very very pretty. never thort id say a song was pretty but it is. well basically its saying im goin back to when i was happy, nothin here 2 keep me anymore. how freddie felt a lot i presume
    princess*delilahon November 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOh, I simply love Freddie's voice on this one.


    I don't know what album it's from, but you can get a lot of Queen's early undiscovered songs (including this one) on the composition album Preordained.
    Lionboyon February 10, 2008   Link
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    General Comment@Myself (lol)

    This song (as well as all the other songs on Preordained) was never released on an album. (As such, Preordained can be considered an album in and of itself, composed from previously unreleased 1969-1973 material.)
    Lionboyon September 12, 2008   Link
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    My OpinionThis is on my top 5 favorite songs of all time list. It's an excellent song, I absolutely love Freddie's voice in the demo version.
    BennieXon January 02, 2009   Link

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