Going Back

Words and music by Gerry Goffin and Carole King

Transcribed by Adam Baboolal

Two versions of this have emerged a Dusty Springfield version and a Byrds version. The Byrds ver. is E - A - Asus2 - C#m G#m - C#m then back to the E. The Dusty Springfield track is the same as the Queen version but the Dsus2 would be replaced with an E. But I don't think it sounds right, the sus2 is a lot more suttle a change than a full chord change.

A 			      D                  Dsus2	    A
I think I'm going back to the things I learnt so well in my youth 
			       D	       Dsus2                   A
I think I'm returning to those days when I was young enough to know the truth 

          F#m                  C#m
Now there are no games To only pass the time 
        F#m                          A
No more colouring books No Christmas bells to chime 
    	     D                 Dsus2       A       D                Dsus2           A
But thinking young and growing older is no sin And I can't play the game of life to win 

                           D                 Dsus2          A
I can recall a time When I wasn't ashamed to reach out to a friend 
                           D                     Dsus2   A
And now I think I've got A lot more than just my toys to lend 

	    F#m                      C#m
Now there's more to do Than watch my sailboat glide 
          F#m                 A
And every day can be My magic carpet ride 
    D          Dsus2                 A
And I can play hide and seek with my fears 
    D            Dsus2                  A
And live my days instead of counting my years 

       F#m                     C#m 
Then everyone debates The true reality 
           F#m                      A
I'd rather see the world The way it used to be 
  D             Dsus2           A        D               Dsus2
A little bit of freedom's all we lack So catch me if you can 
I'm going back

Well I hope you all enjoy this, because this is a song that has never been transcribed before, which when you think about it sounds daft, because almost every other Queen song/cover is transcribed in some form. And this song is quite popular among fans.