Lyrics to
Coming To Get You

Released by Carly Simon in 1979
From the Album: Spy |

This version of Coming To Get You was released by Carly Simon in 1979.

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Last night you called me from Arkansas
So that’s where you are!
I’m coming to get you, let there be no mistaking
So they think they can take you away from your ma –
I’m coming to get you, let there be no mistaking
Mother in-law, father in-law
Lovers and lawyers in Arkansas
Laid down the law;
Said I was crazy
Crazy and lazy

They expect me to go before a judge and stand there shaking
While my heart is breaking
I’m coming to get you, let there be no mistaking
I’m coming to get you, let there be no mistaking
I’m coming to get you, let there be no mistaking
Mother in-law, father in-law
Lovers and lawyers in Arkansas
Laid down the law;
Said I was crazy
Crazy and lazy

Oh I’m gonna get a judge who is a lady
I’m comin’ to get you, let there be no mistaking
Maybe she knows about having a baby.
I’m coming to get you, let there be no mistaking
I’m coming to get you, let there be no mistaking
I’m coming to get you, let there be no mistaking


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Carly Simon has released many songs over the years besides Coming To Get You. Carly Simon released songs from 1971 to 2008 spanning across albums like Carly Simon, Anticipation, No Secrets, Hotcakes, Playing Possum, Another Passenger, Boys In The Trees, Spy, Come Upstairs, Torch, Hello Big Man, Spoiled Girl, Coming Around Again, Working Girl, Have You Seen Me Lately, My Romance, This Is My Life, Letters Never Sent, Film Noir, The Bedroom Tapes, Piglet's Big Movie, Christmas Is Almost Here Again, Moonlight Serenade, Into White, and This Kind Of Love. Decade Lyrics has over lyrics & songs by Carly Simon.

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About Lyrics and Coming To Get You by Carly Simon

When you decide to study the lyrics to Coming To Get You, you're looking at the words, verses and background chorus from the 1979 song by Carly Simon. Some of the lyrics to Coming To Get You have clear meanings and some contain metaphorical references. Like most songs, only Carly Simon and their collaborators know the full story behind any of the their songs.

You can understand the lyrics to Coming To Get You if you take apart the structure of the words. The word "lyric" itself derives from the Latin word lyricus, with the actual English word lyrics applied to the definition "words set to music" listed in Stainer and Barrett's 1876 Dictionary of Musical Terms. Continuing the chain, the Latin word lyricus derives from the Greek word λυρικός or lyrikós. This somewhat means "poetry accompanied by the lyre" or "words set to music." You can easily see that by looking at the background of the word lyric, that the "lyrics to Coming To Get You" means the words set to the music of Coming To Get You, or poetry accompanied by the lyre played by Carly Simon. The singular form "lyric" is still used to mean the complete words to a song. However, the singular form lyric is also commonly used to refer to a specific line (or phrase) within a song's lyrics. Hence, by this analysis of word structure, you could say that the lyric to Coming To Get You and the lyrics to Coming To Get You are both one and the same thing. None of this talk about the word Lyrics is really relevant to fans of Carly Simon who came here looking just for the lyrics to Coming To Get You, but we feel it is still fun to learn what's behind commonly used words and lyrics in songs.

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