Lyrics: Come Back Down

Come Back Down by Cap’n Swing

Oh if you ever come back down, if you ever come back down I want to come

Oh if you ever come back down, if you ever come back down I want to come

 

I was just spreading myself around

I was just feeling around now

And somewhere I had this Sunday notion that

I was cold and you were roasting so I

stabbed into the thick black air and then I

grabbed until I felt your glare

I was meekly too mortified and you were

sleekly trapped by suicide and you said

 

Oh if you ever come back down, if you ever come back down I want to come

Oh if you ever come back down, if you ever come back down I want to come

 

Ophelia, you’re a rush on the run now

And I feel like I’m coming undone now

I’ve been chained to the left wing of thunder

And you were trying to keep yourself down under

You were 13, and a blonde submarine

Thirteen down in St. Augustine

Red light on a Saturday night and you were

Somewhat confused and a little bit used and you said

 

Oh if you ever come back down, if you ever come back down I want to come

Oh if you ever come back down, if you ever come back down I want to come

Come with you

 

Yeah yeah yeah

 

Out there like a hypnotized baby

Out there in the womb of despair

Out there keep everywheres now now I said

Out there trying to feel it all somehow

Out there in the dream trader’s vision I said

Out there, trying to cop a decision

 

Out there, well they really don’t care at all

Out there, well they really don’t care at all

Out there, well they really don’t care at all

Out there, well they really don’t care at all

 

Oh if you ever come if you ever come back down I want to come with you with you

Oh if you ever come back down, if you ever come back down I want to come

 

Said oh, if you ever come back down

If you ever come back down

I want to come with you

want to come with you

come with you

come with you

4 thoughts on “Lyrics: Come Back Down

  1. This song I love so much! All during the song Ben sounds strong and certain, the author switching from talking about himself to giving Ophelia’s point of view. Then he is nonchalant about if you ever come back down, sure, I would come with you. But then as the song fades and the very last “I want to come with you” sung in that higher key and sounding almost desperate. Like this is the last chance he has to make it clear, he want to come with her. Oh my I just lose it right there.

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  2. I love the narrative of the song and sexual inuendo. It seems he met a young pretty street hustler but she felt he was “special” from the other ones and he was touched by her. It reminded me of Iggy Pop. His voice being very Bass sounding like Iggy’ yet it also was reminiscent of Velvet Underground. I loved it. Very 70s rock.

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