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April 1

Dolly Parton’s “Here You Come Again”, a Love-struck Song

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Were you ever in a situation that you can’t seem to control your feelings? Or to be specific, were you ever in love? Because that is what Dolly’s hit “Here You Come Again” is all about. And that is what you’ll feel after listening to the song.

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Lyrics Breakdown

“All you gotta do is smile that smile
And there go all my defenses
Just leave it up to you and in a little while
You’re messin’ up my mind and fillin’ up my senses”

There is always that one song that hits right on our soft spot. Ours is this Dolly’s classic hit. Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil penned the song quite beautifully. It is safe to say that they do know how it feels to be in love. When you feel in love, all logic is thrown out of the window.

This has been the all-time notion of people who are in love. You are charmed by that person every time he or she smiles. The song perfectly captures the essence of being captivated by a person. The song focuses on the idea of not getting over someone because, well, here it comes again.

A lot of people can easily relate to the story because it is a universal feeling. Sometimes, you are even at the point of questioning yourself why you can’t move on.

Dolly’s Plea

Before the song reached the country charts, it had its issues.  Dolly, being the country legend that she is, wanted something to be changed.

Although she wanted to broaden her fans by crossing the pop genre, she still begged for the song to be more countrified. She wanted to stick to her country roots so she asked to add the steel guitar. The producer granted her request so he brought in a noted steel guitarist, Al Perkins.

This was a success to the singer because not only did it hit the country charts, it was also Parton’s first Top 10 pop hit. So, she got what she wanted all along, to have a crossover to the genre of pop.

This also earned Parton her Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance.

To listen to the song, click here:


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