Come See About Me
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas Lyrics


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I've been crying
'Cause I'm lonely (for you)
Smiles have all turned to tears
But tears won't wash away the fears
That you're never ever gonna return
To ease the fire that within me burns

It keeps me crying baby for you
Keeps me sighin' baby for you
So won't you hurry
Come on boy, see about me
(Come see about me)
See about your baby

I've given up my friends just for you
My friends are gone
And you have too
No peace shall I find
Until you come back
And be mine
No matter what you do or say
I'm gonna love you anyway

Keep on crying baby for you
I'm gonna keep sighin' baby for you
So come on hurry
Come on and see about me
(Come see about me)
See about you baby

Sometime's up
Sometime's down
My life's so uncertain
With you not around
From my arms you maybe out of reach
But my heart says you're here to keep

Keeps me crying baby for you
Keep on, keep on crying baby for you
So won't you hurry
Come on boy, see about me (Come see about me)
See about you baby (Come see about me)
You know I'm so lonely (Come see about me)
I love you only (Come see about me)




See about your baby (Come see about me)
Hurry, hurry

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Martha Reeves and The Vandellas' song Come See About Me, talks about the pain of waiting for someone you love. The first verse conveys the deep sadness of the singer being lonely and in tears in the absence of her lover. Despite the hurt, she believes that her lover will someday return to ease the pain that burns within her. She is crying and sighing for him, imploring him to come back to her and see about her.


In the second verse, the singer expresses the sacrifices she has made in the name of love. She gave up her friends for him, and now that he is gone, she is without peace. She remains steadfast in her love for him, regardless of what he does or says. She keeps on crying and sighing for him until he returns. Finally, in the third verse, the singer speaks of the uncertainty of her life without her lover. He may be out of her arms, but her heart assures her that he is always with her. The singer pleads with her lover to hurry and come see about her, as she is lonely and loves only him.


Overall, the lyrics of the song are an emotional plea for the singer's lover to return to her side. It is a heartfelt expression of love and longing for someone who has gone away. The combination of the lyrics and the upbeat rhythm creates a bittersweet, nostalgic feeling that captures the essence of the 1960s Motown sound.


Line by Line Meaning

I've been crying
I've been shedding tears


'Cause I'm lonely (for you)
Because I'm feeling lonely without you


Smiles have all turned to tears
I've no longer been smiling, just crying


But tears won't wash away the fears
Crying won't make me feel any better and won't fix my fears


That you're never ever gonna return
I'm scared that you'll never come back to me


To ease the fire that within me burns
To make the pain inside me go away


It keeps me crying baby for you
I can't stop crying over you


Keeps me sighin' baby for you
I keep on sighing over you


So won't you hurry
Please come back soon


Come on boy, see about me
Come see me and check on how I'm doing


(Come see about me)


See about your baby
Come see me, your lover


I've given up my friends just for you
I've abandoned my friends in pursuit of being with you


My friends are gone
I have no more friends in my life now


And you have too
You, too, have left me alone


No peace shall I find
I won't find any peace


Until you come back
I'm waiting until you come back


And be mine
And be with me again


No matter what you do or say
I'll always love you despite everything


I'm gonna love you anyway
I'm always going to love you, no matter what


Sometime's up
Life is sometimes going well


Sometime's down
Life is sometimes tough


My life's so uncertain
I don't know what's happening in my life anymore


With you not around
I feel lost without you here


From my arms you maybe out of reach
You might be too far away for me to hold


But my heart says you're here to keep
My heart tells me that you're meant to be with me


Keep on, keep on crying baby for you
I just can't stop crying over you


You know I'm so lonely (Come see about me)
I am very lonely, please come visit me


I love you only (Come see about me)
I only love you, come and see me


Hurry, hurry
Please be quick, I need you




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Brian Holland, Edward Jr. Holland, Lamont Herbert Dozier

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I've been crying
'Cause I'm lonely (for you)
Smiles have all turned to tears
But tears won't wash away the fears
That you're never ever gonna return
To ease the fire that within me burns
It keeps me crying baby for you
Keeps me sighin' baby for you
So won't you hurry
Come on boy, see about me
(Come see about me)
See about your baby
I've given up my friends just for you
My friends are gone
And you have too
No peace shall I find
Until you come back
And be mine
No matter what you do or say
I'm gonna love you anyway
Keep on crying baby for you
I'm gonna keep sighin' baby for you
So come on hurry
Come on and see about me
(Come see about me)
See about you baby
Sometime's up
Sometime's down
My life's so uncertain
With you not around
From my arms you maybe out of reach
But my heart says you're here to keep
Keeps me crying baby for you
Keep on, keep on crying baby for you
So won't you hurry
Come on boy, see about me (Come see about me)
See about you baby (Come see about me)
You know I'm so lonely (Come see about me)
I love you only (Come see about me)
See about your baby (Come see about me)
Hurry, hurr



@l.angellove15

CONGRATULATIONS TO MOTOWN'S 60TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

DIANA ROSS, THE LATE GREAT
FLORENCE BALLARD, MARY WILSON
AND CINDY BIRDSONG YOU LADIES

HAVE AN AMAZING STRING OF HITS
WITH MOTOWN AND THOSE GOLDEN

CLASSIC MEMORIES AND GREAT LEGACY IS SO UNFORGETTABLE
AND ALWAYS BROUGHT GREAT

TEARS OF JOY EVERY TIME I GET
TO HEAR ALL THOSE FABULOUS
AND WONDERFUL TIMES



All comments from YouTube:

@charlesdigennaro4981

Hey I’m a 61 year old metal head but I grew up on Motown. Nothing can touch this music. Timeless and heartfelt soul

@milton112

1st Super Group male or female.

@kennethmelnychuk9737

58 y/o headbanger (still love 80’s metal) and I agree. I grew up listening to a lot of Motown but I’m so sad about what happened with the Supremes. I don’t know if it was Barry Gordy’s influence, Diana Ross ego or both?

@ElronHumpperdink

@milton112 these girls are amazing. The harmonies are immaculate.

@jeremyfannon7922

You and me both brother. I love my metal and dubstep. Nothing beats the oldies.

@punkanelliefonkbush8811

You're so right Charlie

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@johnnycage8327

I'm 38 & discovered this song when i was like 15 yrs old through Beverly Hills Cop 3 back in yr 2000. So catchy. Awsome song.

@hectorvarela4544

me too! still one of my favorite songs ever!

@maryvanfleet936

I can still see my mom dancing and cleaning. I miss her

@sherylmac40

Your mother had good taste in mudic. And that sounds like a brilliant memory of your mother. ❤️

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