Never Coming Back

Story Behind The Song

A song which reflects the fact that nothing stays the same forever.

Song Description

Just acoustic guitar, voice and percussion. An experiment with an alternative guitar tuning.

Song Length 3:53 Genre Folk - General, Pop - Alternative
Tempo Medium Fast (131 - 150) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Poignant Subject General
Similar Artists Tom Petty Language English
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

I remember the day
The things you said
The way you moved
The way you cut away
I remember the space
A special place
Where faces come together
Anyway

Catching up with time
Time catches up again
No reason or rhyme
It's gone
And it's never coming back

Looking for a time
Away from strife
Lines are painted brightly
In the gloom
A strange sort of road
A heavy load
A home of sorts
Approaches all too soon


Catching up with time
Time catches up again
No reason or rhyme
It's gone
And it's never coming back
It's gone
And it's never coming back
(Instrumental)
It's gone
And it's never coming back

A little bit lost on my own
A little bit lost on my own
Waiting for my baby to come near
A little bit lost on my own
A little bit caught a little bit thrown
Waiting for the broken skies to clear

Catching up with time
Time catches up again
No reason or rhyme
It's gone
And it's never coming back
It's gone
And it's never coming back

This is a terrific album cut, the kind of song that would get significant airplay without being a single. The guitar playing drew me right in along with a good haunting hooky melody. The lyrics seem rather common, sometimes bordering on cliche, yet in this song they work well. Excellent vocals and recording prowess; two things I don't do well, but I'm a songwriter, not a recording artist. This is an artist who is unique enough that he doesn't remind me of someone else. Okay, must I try? How about Dan Fogelberg or Michael Martin Murphy but with some grit?

Here's a poem that's been made it into a song. It's a lament about love lost. Rather abstract with powerful guitar playing. Vocal is powerful and convincing.

like the voice...Brit pop rock vibe...almost Billy Idle-esque

Lyrics David James Music David James
Producer Tony Davis Publisher David James
Performance David James
This track is on 7 Member Playlists
Playlist Creator Playlist Name Date Added
Christoph Emmanuel Langheim Folk 3/10/2019
Cyndi Corkran David James 3/7/2019
Cyndi Corkran Awsome vocals 3/7/2019
Cyndi Corkran Contemplative lyrics 3/7/2019
Cyndi Corkran Dreamy 3/7/2019
Cyndi Corkran Songs of Heartbreak 3/7/2019
Cyndi Corkran Songs of Regret 3/7/2019

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