Come Back Liza
Harry Belafonte Lyrics


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Whenever I'm away from Liza, water come to me eye
Every time I'm away from Liza, water come to me eye

[Chorus]
Come back Liza, come back girl
Wipe the tear from me eye
Come back Liza, come back girl
Wipe the tear from me eye

When the evening starts to fall, water come to me eye
I need to hear my liza call, water come to me eye

[Chorus]

Standing here in the marketplace, water come to me eye
I need to see my Liza's face, water come to me eye

[Chorus]

Whenever I'm away from Liza, water come to me eye
Whenever I'm away from Liza, water come to me eye





[Chorus]

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Harry Belafonte's song "Come Back Liza" are a classic example of a love song that encapsulates the deep connection two people can feel for each other. The narrative is of the singer who is away from the love of his life, Liza, and whenever he is away from her, he starts to cry. Even when he is in a busy marketplace or walking through the streets at night, he just wants to be with Liza to stop the tears from flowing.


The chorus "Come back Liza, come back girl, wipe the tear from me eye" shows how the singer needs his love to be with him, to give him comfort and make him feel whole. It's a poignant reminder of how much he misses her presence and how much she means to him. The use of the word "girl" shows the affection he has towards her and how she brings out the boy in him.


The beautiful melody and harmonious rhythm of the song help to create a nostalgic feeling. The lyrics, coupled with the music, make the listener relate to the pain of being apart from someone they love. "Come Back Liza" is a timeless classic that shows the purity and depth of love and how it can make a grown man cry.


Line by Line Meaning

Whenever I'm away from Liza, water come to me eye
Every time I am not with Liza, tears well up in my eyes


Come back Liza, come back girl
Please come back to me Liza, my dear


Wipe the tear from me eye
Help me dry my tears


When the evening starts to fall, water come to me eye
Whenever the night comes, tears come to my eyes


I need to hear my Liza call, water come to me eye
I long to hear Liza's voice, and it brings tears to my eyes


Standing here in the marketplace, water come to me eye
Even in public places, my eyes well up with tears


I need to see my Liza's face, water come to me eye
I crave to see Liza's face, and it brings tears to my eyes




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: IRVING BURGIE, WILLIAM ATTAWAY

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@lentoshakur8385

Every time I'm away from Liza
Water come to me eye
Every time I'm away from Liza
Water come to me eye
Come back Liza, come back, girl
Wipe the tear from me eye
Come back Liza, come back, girl
Wipe the tear from me eye
I remember when love was new
Water come to me eye
There was one, but now there's two
Water come to me eye
Come back Liza, come back, girl
Wipe the tear from me eye
Come back Liza, come back, girl
Wipe the tear from me eye
When the evening starts to fall
Water come to me eye
I need to hear my Liza's call
Water come to me eye
Come back Liza, come back, girl
Wipe the tear from me eye
Come back Liza, come back, girl
Wipe the tear from me eye
Standing there in the marketplace
Water come to me eye
Soon I'll feel her warm embrace
Water come to me eye
Come back Liza, come back, girl
Wipe the tear from me eye
Come back Liza, come back, girl
Wipe the tear from me eye
In the shadow I stand a while
Water come to me eye
Soon, I'll see my Liza's smile
Water come to me eye
Come back Liza, come back, girl
Wipe the tears from me Eye
Come back Liza, come back, girl
Wipe the tears from me eye
Every time I'm away from Liza
Water come to me eye
Every time I'm away from Liza
Water come to me eye
Come back Liza, come back, girl
Wipe the tear from me eye
Come back Liza, come back, girl
Wipe the tear from me eye



All comments from YouTube:

@chrisogude9338

Mr Belafonte was a gift from God to us black folks.He fought vehemently for our liberation. He opened doors that were closed to us. Almighty God please allow him to rest in perfect peace.

@BikerBabeDK

Rest in peace, sir. Thank you for all the lovely music. ❤

@dhhifl

RIP GOD BLESS ur great work RIP

@AmarthwenNarmacil

My name is Lisa and when I was little my dad sang this while dancing around the living room with me. 🥰

@erroldcruz

How sweet!

@tanyadutton4017

My Dad always sang this song to me, too. ❤

@mbulelowesleymankai4869

Harry Belafonte.....great singer, great leader, great civil rights fighter. Your contribution to music was immense. Rest in perfect peace Harry.

@Blibo47

Dieser wunderschöne Song erinnert mich an meine Marinezeit vor 54 Jahren. Als wir damals durch die Inselwelt der Karibik shiperten lief dieser Titel tagein tagaus. Schöne Erinnerungen.

@cpro2088

My mom's from Belize and had Harry Bellefonte's album with this song on it. She used to play that whole album repeatedly to us in the early 70's in Los Angeles. I'm so glad she did as thus song brings back find memories of my wonderful childhood. RIP Mr. Bellefonte❣️🙏🙌🌹

@tafimutekwe2855

One of the greatest indigenous love songs of all times.

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