July 31.2015 – Story Behind “Come Back Song” by Darius Rucker

Come Back song lyric

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The Boot caught up with Darius Rucker to talk about the inspiration behind his latest hit single, ‘Come Back Song,’ which he co-wrote with Casey Beathard and Chris Stapleton.

I’d written like 70-something songs, and this was the last writing session of the whole record. I had written with Casey and Chris before, and I knew they were great writers. It was the end of the day, and everybody was tired when we got there. I was probably four or five minutes late. When I got there, they started with this little melody that they liked. I remember when they played it for me, they were like, “Darius probably is not going to like that.” I was like, “I love that!” [laughs]

Chris and Casey already had “come back song” before I got there, so we were writing it from that perspective of that being the title. I remember writing the line “you’re on the feel good side of leaving.” That sticks out to me so much. I don’t know if I’ve ever heard anybody say it that way before. When there’s a break up and you’re hurting over it, there’s always that point where it’s OK. I always thought that was a great way of describing it: “you’re on the feel good side of leaving.” I always thought that was really cool.

It was a pretty smooth writing session in general. I like writing with Casey and Chris. Chris has got those R&B melodies that are always so cool. It was one of those songs that really wasn’t hard to write. We enjoyed it, and it was smooth sailing all the way.

Come Back reached number one on the Billboard Hot Country Singles Chart for two consecutive weeks
the weeks of November 6 and 13 in 2010.

Lyrics:

I woke up again this morning
And wouldn’t you know it… pouring rain
I went and burned a pot of coffee
And like us I poured it down the drain

‘Cause I didn’t know I needed you so
And letting you go was wrong
And baby I know you got your radio on
So this is my my bad, come back song

I know I said I wouldn’t miss you
But now I’m saying I’m a fool
You’re on the feel good side of leaving
And I’m the backside of a mule

And I didn’t know I needed you so
And letting you go was wrong
And baby I know you got your radio on
So this is my so sad come back song

And now I’m laying down without you
In this king size empty bed
And I wish I had my arms around you
But I’ll just dream of you instead

‘Cause I didn’t know I needed you so
And letting you go was wrong
And baby I know you got your radio on
So this is my get packed, come back

Hey, I didn’t know I needed you so
And letting you go and letting you go was wrong
And baby I know you got your radio on
So this is my my bad, come back song

Oh yeah yeah

I know I said I wouldn’t miss you
I said I wouldn’t miss you girl, yeah

Na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na

We all sang na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na, yeah

Come on now

This is my my bad, come back song

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