Working My Way Back to You

Album: Working My Way Back to You (1966)
Charted: 50 9
  • Working my way back to you, babe
    With a burnin' love inside
    Yeah, I'm workin' my way back to you, babe
    And the happiness that died
    I let it get away
    Payin' every day

    When you were so in love with me
    I played around like I was free
    Thought I could have my cake and eat it too
    But how I cried over losin' you
    See me cryin' now, but I ain't about to go
    Livin' my life without you
    For every day I made you cry
    I'm payin', girl, 'til the day that I die

    I keep working my way back to you, babe
    With a burnin' love inside
    Mmh, I'm workin' my way back to you, babe
    And the happiness that died, I let it get away
    Payin' every day

    I used to love to make you cry
    It made me feel like a man inside
    But if I'd been a man in reality
    You'd still be here, babe, lovin' me
    Now the nights are long and lonely
    And I ain't through strugglin', I just miss you so
    And you're too proud you won't give in
    But when I think about all I can win

    I keep working my way back to you, babe
    With a burnin' love inside
    Mmh, I'm workin' my way back to you, babe
    And the happiness that died, I let it get away
    Payin' every day

    Yeah, yeah yeah
    Working my way back to you, babe
    With a burnin' love inside
    Mmh, I'm workin' my way back to you, babe
    And the happiness that died, oh how I cried

    Working my way back to you, babe
    With a burnin' love inside
    Oh, I'm workin' my way back to you, babe Writer/s: Denny Randell, Sandy Linzer
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1979 {December 14th} The Spinners performed "Working My Way Back To You" on the NBC-TV late-night musical variety program, 'The Midnight Special'...
    At the time "Working My Way Back To You" was in its first week on Billboard's Top 100 chart at position #82, fifteen weeks later it would peak at #2* {for 2 weeks} and it spent almost a half-year on the Top 100 {25 weeks}...
    "Working My Way Back To You" reached #1 {for 2 weeks} in April of 1980 on the United Kingdom's Single chart...
    Between 1961 and 1995 the Ferndale, Michigan quintet had thirty records on the Top 100 chart, six made the Top 10 with one reaching #1, "Then Came You" {a duet with Dionne Warwick}, for 1 week on October 20th, 1974...
    * For the two weeks "Working My Way Back To You" was at #2, the #1 record for both those weeks was "Another Brick In The Wall (Part Two)" by Pink Floyd...
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn May 15th 1966, "Opus 17 (Don't You Worry 'Bout Me)" by the Four Seasons entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; eventually it peaked at #13...
    It was preceded and succeeded on the Top 100 by Four Season's records that both peaked at #9; "Working My Way Back To You" and "I've Got You Under My Skin".
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn February 7th 1966, the Four Seasons performed "Working My Way Back To You" on the NBC-TV program 'Hullabaloo!'...
    Two weeks earlier on January 23rd it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #63; and on February 27th it peaked at #9 (for 1 week) and spent 9 weeks on the Top 100...
    In 1979 the Spinners combined it with "Forgive Me, Girl" and their version reached #2 (for 2 weeks) on the Top 100 (the two weeks it was at #2, "Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)" by Pink Floyd was #1 for both those weeks)...
    And in 1994 the boy band Boyzone covered it; their version peaked at #3 in the Irish Singles chart.
  • Drew from Birmingham, AlMuch like the Four Seasons probably modeled this song partially after their previous "Let's Hang On", Robert Night seems to have subtly modeled "Everlasting Love" after this song. The same rhythm and the same lyrical theme (pleading forgiveness and one more chance) are present in all three. Not to mention, both "Working My Way Back to You" and "Everlasting Love" have been covered by disco cover versions.
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