Goin' Back
By: Carole King, Gerry Goffin

Written by: Carole King, Gerry Goffin

Versions:
  1. Goin' Back
 
Lyrics:
Goin' Back [Version (a)]:

[from live version]

I think I'm goin' back to the things I learned so well
In my youth
I think I'm returning to those days when I was young enough
To know the truth
Now there are no games to only pass the time
There's no more electric trains, no more trees to climb
Thinking young and growing older is no sin
And I can play the game of life to win

I can recall the time when I wasn't afraid to reach to a friend
Now I think I've got a lot, a lot more than just my toys to lend
Now there's more to do than watch my sailboat glide
And every day can be a magic carpet ride
A little bit of courage is all we lack
So catch me if you can, I'm goin' back

Now there's more to do than watch my sailboat glide
Every day can be a magic carpet ride
A little bit of courage is all we lack
So catch me if you can, I'm goin' back

A little bit of courage is all we lack
So catch me if you can, I'm goin' back
 
The Song:

"Goin' Back" is a song from the '60s that has been covered by many different artists. It was originally written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin. The first version/hit was by Dusty Springfield, and a year later, The Byrds also covered it.

In 2015, Beck appeared at a show in LA that was a tribute to '60s-era Los Angeles folk rock. (There were actually two shows in one night.) He duetted with Jakob Dylan on two Byrds' songs, "Goin' Back" and "Bells Of Rhymney."

The tribute concert was a prelude to a 2016 release of a studio album of covers; we don't have confirmation yet, but presumably Beck will be on it, and quite possibly he recorded this.
 
Live:

Played live 2 times:
Earliest known live version: October 12, 2015
Latest known live version: October 12, 2015