Long ago and oh so far away
I fell in love with you before the second show
Your guitar, it sounds so sweet and clear
But you're not really here
It's just the radio

Don't you remember you told me you loved me baby
You said you'd be coming back this way again baby
Baby, baby, baby, baby, oh, baby, I love you I really do

Loneliness is a such a sad affair
And I can hardly wait to be with you again

What to say to make you come again
Come back to me again
And play your sad guitar

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  • +4
    General Comment
    Sigh, this song reminds me of a boy I went out with who left, promising he'd come back and he never did. I listen to this song and I feel so haunted whenever I hear it like I knew exactly what Karen Carpenter might have felt. Who knows? She might have sang it out of personal experience.
    DesertRose98on August 24, 2008   Link
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    interesting how the line "i can hardly wait to be with you again" was originally "i can hardly wait to sleep with you again", but richard carpenter changed it so as not to be risque. perhaps a little thread leftover from when the song was known as "groupie", as wilyuncfox mentioned. either way, karen had one of the most beautiful voices i've ever heard. i think she could have invested just about any song with a level of depth and feeling that wouldn't have been there otherwise. she was underrated as a drummer, too.
    bonepaperon June 08, 2008   Link
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    A truly great love song. Sonic Youth did a kick-a** cover of this one, check it out if you get the chance.
    kaisersozeon February 19, 2005   Link
  • +1
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    Sonic Youth was taking the piss a bit i reckon.. Amazing song.
    DarkenedSilence666on April 07, 2005   Link
  • +1
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    But you're not really here It's just the radio ah. just amazing. i like sonic youth's cover of this song better though
    glory__fadeson January 24, 2006   Link
  • +1
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    i really don't like the sonic youth version. blech whatever. this is a classic.
    infamykillsson January 20, 2008   Link
  • +1
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    For me, this is the best song ever written. I LOVE the Sonic Youth cover, but Karen's voice on here is just amazing. I love the Carpenter's. All of their songs are of the highest possible quality, but this is simply the best of the best.
    the_music_manon October 25, 2008   Link
  • +1
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    Written by Richard Marx? Are you kidding me? Written in the 60s by Delaney & Bonnie and Richard Carpenter toned it down from Groupie to Superstar.
    marclindseyon December 12, 2013   Link
  • +1
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    Sad how sonic youth has buglerized this.The Carpenters had a way of haunting us with their songs much like Simon and Garfunkel. Richard was a composing genius. It didn't matter if it were originally his, if it wasn't it soon was. Karen? What can you say,her way with words still sends chills through me. Remember, We've only just begun was a commercial jingle! Like I said, genius!
    john100769on February 15, 2016   Link
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    What a voice! RIP Karne, Fav lyric – Baby, Baby, Baby, Baby, Baby, Baby, Baby, Baby!
    bkat004on December 15, 2005   Link

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