Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)

Album: Let Me In Your Life (1974)
Charted: 26 3
  • Though you don't call anymore
    I sit and wait in vain
    I guess I'll rap on your door (your door)
    Tap on your window pane (tap on your window pane)
    I wanna tell you, baby
    Changes I've been going through (ooh)
    Missing you, listen, you
    'Til you come back to me that's what I'm gonna do

    Why did you have to decide
    You had to set me free?
    I'm gonna swallow my pride (my pride)
    I'm gonna beg you to please, baby, please see me (you never want to see me)
    I'm gonna walk by myself
    Just to prove that my love is true (ooh)
    All for you, baby
    'Til you come back to me that's what I'm gonna do

    Living for you, my dear
    Is like living in a world of constant tears
    Hear my plea (hear my plea)
    I've got to make you see (make you see)
    That our love is dying (our love is dying)

    Although your phone you ignore
    Somehow I must, somehow I must, somehow I must explain
    I'm gonna rap on your door (your door)
    Tap on your window pane (tap on your window pane)
    I'm gonna camp by your steps
    Until I get through to you (ooh)
    I've got to change your view, baby
    'Til you come back to me that's what I'm gonna do
    'Til you come back to me that's what I'm gonna do
    'Til you come back to me that's what I'm gonna do

    I'm gonna rap on your door (tap on)
    Tap on your window pane (tap on)
    Open, open out baby, I'm gonna rap on your door (tap on)
    Tap on your, tap on your (tap on)
    Tap on your, tap on your window pane (tap on your window pane)
    I'm gonna rap on your door (tap on)
    I'm gonna tap on your window pane (tap on)
    Open out, baby

Comments: 8

  • Gil from Dublin, GeorgiaAretha's version is excellent, but Bobby Caldwell also does a version on his 1995, Soul Survivor album. It is an incredibly soulful version and pristine musical track behind him. My favorite version of all artists I have heard.
  • Markantney from BiloxeMay 2015,

    1. I love this song, from my early childhood. I've never been able to decide if I like this or "Band of Gold" more, love 'em both though:)

    2. Michael, I didn't notice that until you mentioned it:):) but to defend it, a Woman sings it (especially how Aretha did) it sounds like a Woman who's a Helpless Romantic.

    A man, sounds like a Psycho Stalker.

    Which I've always wondered how Sting got away with "Every breath you Take, Every Move you make,..I'll be Watching You,..."
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn February 17th 1974, "Until You Come Back To Me" by Aretha Franklin peaked at #3 (for 1 week) on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; it had entered the chart on November 18th, 1973 at position #98 and spent 21 weeks on the Top 100...
    And in January 6th, 1974 it reached #1 (for 1 week) on Billboard's R&B singles chart...
    In 1983 Luther Vandross covered it; his version peaked at #5 on the R&B Singles chart and #87 on the Top 100...
    Ms. Franklin will celebrated her 72nd birthday next month on March 25th (2014).
  • Steve from Whittier, CaYou know, I'm very CERTAIN ever since I was a teenager when this came out (I just turned 13) that the Queen of Soul says the f-word several times like at the end of the second verse! Very nice song.
  • Michael from Manchester, NhThe best Aretha song ever! She never got the credit she deserves for this melody
    Dean,Manchester, NH
  • Guy from Woodinville, WaGreat classic song, always sung by women for some reason. I like the piano in Basia's version.
  • John from Nashville, TnAccording to Gladys Knight, Stevie promised to offer this song to her. However, he changed his mind and gave it to Miss Franklin instead. Gladys then went on to record "Midnight Train To Georgia".
  • Eugene from Minneapolis, MnBasia and Miki Howard remade this in 1990. Both versions were played on BET. Miki Howard had the most successful one and it hit #3 on the R&B charts. And then Basia's version hit #33 on the Adult Contemporary charts.
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