Superstar/Until You Come Back to Me
Luther Vandross Lyrics


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I wanna tell you, baby
The changes I've been goin' through
Missin' you, missin' you, oh, oh
Till you come back to me
I don't know what I'm gonna do
No, no

Don't you remember you told me you loved me, baby
You said you'd be comin' back this way again, baby
Baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, oh, baby
I love you
Yeah, I really do

Long ago
And oh, so far away
I fell in love with you
Before the second show

And your guitar
And you sound so sweet and clear
But you're not really here
It's just the radio

Don't you remember you told me you loved me, baby
You said you'd be comin' back this way again, baby
Baby, baby, baby, baby, oh, baby, yeah
I love you
I really do

(To belong) yeah, hey, eah, yeah, hey, hey
(To belong) whoa, ho, oh, whoa, ho, ho
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah

You looked for me to be yours
You want my love, but you're on the road
Don't you remember me anymore

Loneliness
Is such a sad affair
A sad affair
And I can hardly wait
To be with you again

And what to say, to say
To make you come again
Oh, honey
Come on back to me again, yeah, hey
I wanna be, I wanna be anywhere you are

Don't you remember you told me you loved me, baby
You said you'd be comin' back this way again, baby
Baby, baby, baby, woo, baby, oh, baby
Yes, I love you
I really do

Yeah, hey
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, ooh
Play it easy, play it easy
Keep it right there, keep it right there, keep it right there
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
What are you gonna say

It's alright, it's alright
Ooh, baby, it's alright, it's alright
Alright now
Keep it right there, keep it right there
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
It's alright, it's alright
Ooh, baby, it's alright, it's alright
Say it's alright, it's alright
Say, ooh, baby, it's alright, it's alright
Alright now

Eah
Love
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Eah, ooh, ooh, yeah, hea
Say it's alright, it's alright
Ooh, baby, it's alright, it's alright
Alright now
Alright now

I used to be sad
But now it's alright, it's alright
Ooh, baby, it's alright, it's alright
Alright now
I wonder, I wonder
Where are you again tonight




Are you holdin' someone else real tight
I wonder, I wonder, I wonder

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Luther Vandross's song Superstar/Until You Come Back to Me reflect on the changes the singer has been going through since his loved one left him. He misses the person so much and can't imagine what to do until they come back to him. He reminisces about the time when they fell in love a long time ago and their sweet moments together. The singer also listens to the radio to feel the person's presence because he longs to see them again. The lyrics also convey the devastation of loneliness and the eagerness to be reunited with the loved one.


Throughout the song, the singer implores the person to remember their love and come back to him. He expresses his unwavering love and how much he wants to be with them. The lyrics express the singer's hopefulness and optimism for reconciling and rekindling the love they once shared. The lyrics are full of emotions and reveal the depth of the singer's love and longing for the person he misses so much.


Line by Line Meaning

I wanna tell you, baby
I want to have an honest conversation with you.


The changes I've been goin' through
I have been experiencing significant personal changes.


Missin' you, missin' you, oh, oh
I really miss you a lot.


Till you come back to me
I feel incomplete and lost without you.


I don't know what I'm gonna do
I am unsure of how to move forward without you.


Don't you remember you told me you loved me, baby
I am reminding you of a time when you expressed your love for me.


You said you'd be comin' back this way again, baby
You promised to return to me.


Baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, oh, baby
I am calling out to you with affection.


I love you
I have deep feelings of love for you even after all this time.


Yeah, I really do
I am sincere in my expression of love.


Long ago
Our relationship began in the past.


And oh, so far away
Our connection seems distant in time and space.


I fell in love with you
I developed strong feelings of love for you.


Before the second show
It happened before we were able to fully experience our time together.


And your guitar
You and your music were captivating to me.


And you sound so sweet and clear
Your music was beautiful and appealing to me.


But you're not really here
You are not physically present with me at this moment.


It's just the radio
I am listening to a recording of your music rather than hearing you perform live.


You looked for me to be yours
You wanted to be in a romantic relationship with me.


You want my love, but you're on the road
You desire my affection, but you are frequently traveling or unable to commit to a relationship.


Loneliness
Feeling alone and isolated.


Is such a sad affair
Loneliness is a significant negative emotion.


And I can hardly wait
I am eager and excited for your return.


To be with you again
I am looking forward to spending time together again.


And what to say, to say
I am trying to find the right words to express how I feel to you.


To make you come again
I want to persuade you to return to me and continue our relationship.


Oh, honey
I am speaking to you with affection.


Come on back to me again, yeah, hey
Please return to me and restart our relationship.


I wanna be, I wanna be anywhere you are
I want to be with you no matter where that may be.


Play it easy, play it easy
Take your time, don't rush.


Keep it right there, keep it right there, keep it right there
Stay focused and don't change what you are doing.


What are you gonna say
I am asking what you will say to me in response to my feelings.


It's alright, it's alright
Everything is okay.


Ooh, baby, it's alright, it's alright
I am expressing that our relationship is okay.


Alright now
Things are good in this moment.


I used to be sad
I had negative emotions in the past.


But now it's alright, it's alright
Things are good now.


I wonder, I wonder
I am curious and questioning.


Where are you again tonight
I am wondering where you are spending your evening.


Are you holdin' someone else real tight
I am questioning if you are in a romantic relationship with someone else.




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: Bonnie Bramlett, Leon Russell

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Lyrics

I wanna tell you, baby
The changes I've been goin' through
Missin' you, missin' you, oh, oh
Till you come back to me
I don't know what I'm gonna do
No, no

Don't you remember you told me you loved me, baby
You said you'd be comin' back this way again, baby
Baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, oh, baby
I love you
Yeah, I really do

Long ago
And oh, so far away
I fell in love with you
Before the second show

And your guitar
And you sound so sweet and clear
But you're not really here
It's just the radio

Don't you remember you told me you loved me, baby
You said you'd be comin' back this way again, baby
Baby, baby, baby, baby, oh, baby, yeah
I love you
I really do

yeah, hey, eah, yeah, hey, hey
(To belong) whoa, ho, oh, whoa, ho, ho
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah

You looked for me to be yours
You want my love, but you're on the road
Don't you remember me anymore

Loneliness
Is such a sad affair
A sad affair
And I can hardly wait
To be with you again

And what to say, to say
To make you come again
Oh, honey
Come on back to me again, yeah, hey
I wanna be, I wanna be anywhere you are

Don't you remember you told me you loved me, baby
You said you'd be comin' back this way again, baby
Baby, baby, baby, woo, baby, oh, baby
Yes, I love you
I really do

Yeah, hey
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, ooh
Play it easy, play it easy
Keep it right there, keep it right there, keep it right there
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
What are you gonna say

It's alright, it's alright
Ooh, baby, it's alright, it's alright
Alright now
Keep it right there, keep it right there
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
It's alright, it's alright
Ooh, baby, it's alright, it's alright
Say it's alright, it's alright
Say, ooh, baby, it's alright, it's alright
Alright now

Eah
Love
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Eah, ooh, ooh, yeah, hea
Say it's alright, it's alright
Ooh, baby, it's alright, it's alright
Alright now
Alright now

I used to be sad
But now it's alright, it's alright
Ooh, baby, it's alright, it's alright
Alright now
I wonder, I wonder
Where are you again tonight
Are you holdin' someone else real tight
I wonder, I wonder, I wonder



@msyawnietravels5861

This song is a TRUE LOVE STORY. I'm 51 years old and I'm just realizing that this song is so deep... Luther is singing about his Love; a guitar player. OMG!! In most of his songs he refers to a "woman", etc. but this song he NEVER refers to "superstar" as woman only "my baby". He says that he fell in love before the second show; and "your" guitar, it sounds so sweet and clear". I wanna be anywhere you are!!!

Wow. Absolutely brilliant writing. Luther was in LOVE and was sad he lost his baby. I miss Luther so much!!! I wish he could have lived his truth and loved whomever openly.

Don't you remember you told me you loved me baby
You said you'd be coming back this way again baby
Baby, baby, baby, baby, oh, baby, I love you, I really do
Long ago and oh so far away
I fell in love with you before the second show
And your guitar, it sounds so sweet and clear
But you're not really here
It's just the radio
Don't you remember you told me you loved me baby
You said you'd be coming back this way again baby
Baby, baby, baby, baby, oh, baby, I love you, I really do
You look for me, but you'd be gone
you want my love but you're on the road
Don't you remember me anymore?
Loneliness is a such a sad affair, sad affair
And I can hardly wait to be with you again
And what to say, to say, to make you come again, oh honey
Come back to me again
I wanna be, I wanna be anywhere you are



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@bondlashunda1

Still in heavy rotation in 2024😊

@ollieburrell4761

I’ll never forget when my husband and I had front row seats for a Luther concert at the Fox theater in Detroit. One of the most memorable moments of my life.😢. They’re both gone but
Not forgotten. Sing with the angels!❤️

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@fwashington141

How many people miss Luther Vandross (one of the greatest singers of all time)!!!🙌🏾🙏🏾💪🏾👏🏾👌🏾👍🏾

@walkincreativity2836

I miss him.

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@@walkincreativity2836 I miss him too.👌🏾

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