1986 - Back where you started 7 Inch Single

"Back Where You Started" is a single from Tina Turner's album "Break Every Rule". This song was written by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance, and produced by Bryan and Bob Clearmountain. "Back Where You Started" was the 2nd collaboration between Tina and Bryan.

"Back Where You Started" is a rock song about a man cheats on his woman. The woman has been too blind to see, but she no longer can’t deny. She confronts him and gets rid of him.

Tina performed the song during her Break Every Rule World Tour 1987/1988. The song also can be seen on the Break Every Rule Live Special from 1986. They’ve used the video from this special as promotion video.

 

 

"Back Where You Started" was released as a 7" or 12" promo/demo single in the USA and Canada. However the song did well on the Billboard rock mainstream charts, so they decided to release the song as a regular 7" with the B-side "Paradise Is Here" which was also included on the "Break Every Rule" album and became released later as well. "Back Where You Started" won a Grammy for Best Vocal Rock Performance Female.
"Paradise Is Here" is about a woman who tells her man to stop chasing for better things in the future. She doesn't need that and for her paradise is here, in the now.

 

 

Track Listing
"Back Where You Started"
Back where you started

Album: Break every rule - 1986

Baby, tell me what you're trying to prove
Playing games with my heart
Hey now listen, I ain't gonna take one more night
You're the one who broke the rules
And I'm the one who played the fool
Now you're trying to tell me it's alright
You should know better than to hurt a friend
You'll never get another chance again

[Chorus:]
You'll be back where you started
I know you won't admit it but you're broken-hearted
Back where you started
You think it's gonna be easy but it just gets harder, harder

You had a way with words
One look and I was under your spell
I didn't know should I stay or should I run
You can't deny you told me lies
Love 'em and leave 'em, baby, that's your style
I'm not afraid to take life as it comes
You play with fire I guess you'll never learn
You mess with me, babe, you 're gonna get burned

You'll be back where you started
Then you'll know how it feels when you've been discarded
Back where you started
You think you got it made but it won't get you far, no it won't get you far

Who's gonna help ya, throw you a lifetime
I'll tell you one thing, you've really done it this time
You took your one chance and let it slip away
You're not the kind who'll ever settle down
The rumor's getting out all over town
You'll be...

[Chorus]

- 4.25 min.
"Paradise Is Here"
Paradise is here

Album: Break every rule (originally from Paul Brady) - 1986

You say you wanna live some, move out into the fast lane
You say you need excitement to make you come alive
Some place a million miles from the shadows that surround you
I look for your attention, you're lost out in the future
Where lovers ask no questions and shadows never fall
Some pilgrim bound for paradise, no compromise

Paradise is here, it's time to stop your crying
The future is this moment and not some place out there
Tonight I need your love, don't talk about tomorrow

Right now, I need your loving
Right now, give it to me
Right now, I want your loving
Rigt now, now now now now

You talk about your new plans to move on up the stairway
You dream about the high life that's waiting for you there
A world of fame and fortune just around the corner

But I don't need no high life to make me feel a woman
I don't need to reach for no castles in the sky
Just put your arms around me, devour me

Paradise is here, it's time to stop your crying
The future is this moment and not some place out there
Tonight I need your love, don't talk about tomorrow

Right now, I need your loving
Right now, give it to me
Right now, I want your loving
Rigt now

Don't say tomorrow
To give me sorrow

- 5.31 min.

Released: 1986
Genre: Rock
Length: 4.25 min.
Label: Capitol
Writers: "Back Where You Started" - A B. Adams and J. Vallance
"Paradise Is Here"- B. P. Brady
Producers: Bryan Adams and Bob Clearmountain (Back Where You Started) and Mark Knopfler and Neil Dorfsman (Paradise Is Here)

Chart Positions (1986-1987)
Canada Top Singles (RPM) – 85
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard) - 18

 

Source: Wikipedia and Discogs

1975 - Under my thumb
1975 - Whole lotta love
1976 - Acid Queen
1978 - Root Toot Undisputable Rock 'n Roller
1978 - Viva la money
1978 - Sometimes When We Touch
1979 - Fruits of the Night
1979 - Music keeps me dancin'
1979 - Backstabbers
1980 - Are you breaking my heart
1982 - Ball of confusion
1983 - Lets Stay Together
1984 - Help
1984 - What's love got to do with it?
1984 - Better be good to me
1984 - Private Dancer
1984 - I can't stand the rain
1985 - Show some respect
1985 - We don't need another hero - Mad Max
1985 - One of the living
1985 - It's only love - with Bryan Adams
1986 - Typical Male
1986 - Back where you started
1986 - Two People
1987 - Girls
1987 - What you get is what you see
1987 - Break every rule
1987 - Paradise is here - Special Edition
1987 - Tearing us apart - with Eric Clapton
1988 - Nutbush City Limits
1988 - Tonight Live - with David Bowie
1988 - Addicted to love
1988 - A change is gonna come
1989 - The Best
1989 - I don't wanna lose you
1989 - 6345789 - with Robert Cray
1990 - Steamy Windows
1990 - Foreign Affair
1990 - Look Me in the Heart
1990 - Be Tender With Me Baby
1990 - It takes Two - with Rod Stewart
1991 - Nutbush City Limits
1991 - Way of the world
1991 - I want you near me
1991 - Love Thing
1993 - I don't wanna fight
1993 - Disco Inferno
1993 - Why must we wait until tonight?
1993 - Proud Mary
1995 - Goldeneye
1996 - On silent wings
1996 - Whatever you want
1997 - Cose della vita - with Eros Ramazzotti

 

 

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