D'Angelo - Back To The Future (Part I) Lyrics




Traveling at the speed of light and then
At the same time I'm in the same spot too
The room was kept in
'Bout the same way you left it
With about the threats you mess in attitude
Where ya' been with all your grin
Until all your friends turn their backs on you
Reminiscing over what you've been missing
Could be just like cousins kissing
That's taboo

[Chorus:]
I just wanna go back, baby
Back to the way it was
I just wanna go back, baby
Back to the way it was
I used to get real high, now I
But now I'm just gettin' a buzz
I wanna go back, baby
Back to the way it was

If you win, no matter if you lose
You got to come back again
Pay some dues
Back in Richmond, shit ain't changed a bit in
Niggas with a little piss in got some attitudes
I been wondering if I can ever again
So if you're wondering about the shape I'm in
I hope it ain't my abdomen that you're referring to
This what I want you to listen to

[Bridge:]
Seasons may come and your luck just may run out
And all that you'll have is some memories, oh

[Chorus:]
Said I just wanna go back, baby
Back to the way it was, now, now, now
Back to the way it was, now, now, now
I used to get real high
Now I'm just getting' a buzz, now, now, now
I said back to the way it was, now, now, now
I just wanna go back, baby
I just wanna go back, baby
Back to the way it was, now, now, now
Back to the way it was, now, now, now
I used to get real high
Now I'm just getting' a buzz, now, now, now
Back to the way it was, now, now, now





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D'Angelo Back To The Future (Part I) Comments
  1. Travis Wheeler

    Classic.....😎

  2. Aaron Fleming

    The changes and elements to this song is INSAIN !!!!!!!!!!

  3. Gregory Ferard

    Best nu-soul album experience!

  4. badbn405

    Back to the way it was... Playing with your friends till the street lights came on, just chillin, before you had to become for real deal grown.

  5. Rashawn Smaller

    Luv dis song!!😎🤩🤘🏾✊🏾

  6. faith H

    LYRICS

    Traveling at the speed of light and then
    At the same time I'm in the same spot too
    The room was kept in
    'Bout the same way you left it
    With about the threats you mess in attitude
    Where ya' been with all your grin
    Until all your friends turn their backs on you
    Reminiscing over what you've been missing
    Could be just like cousins kissing
    That's taboo
    I just wanna go back, baby
    Back to the way it was
    I just wanna go back, baby
    Back to the way it was
    I used to get real high, now I
    But now I'm just gettin' a buzz
    I wanna go back, baby
    Back to the way it was
    If you win, no matter if you lose
    You got to come back again
    Pay some dues
    Back in Richmond, shit ain't changed a bit in
    Niggas with a little piss in got some attitudes
    I been wondering if I can love again
    So if you're wondering about the shape I'm in
    I hope it ain't my abdomen that you're referring to
    Seasons may come and your luck just may run out
    And all that you'll have is some memories, oh
    Seasons may come and your luck just may run out
    And all that you'll have is some memories, oh
    Seasons may come and your luck just may run out
    And all that you'll have is some memories, oh
    Seasons may come and your luck just may run out
    And all that you'll have is some memories, oh
    Said I just wanna go back, baby
    Back to the way it was, now, now, now
    I used to get real high
    Now I'm just getting' a buzz, now, now, now
    I said back to the way it was, now, now, now
    I just wanna go back, baby
    Back to the way it was, now, now, now
    I just wanna go back, baby
    Back to the way it was, now, now, now
    I used to get real high
    Now I'm just getting' a buzz, now, now, now
    Back to the way it was, now, now, now

  7. Oshun

    "I use to get reall high (on life) now I just get a buzz"

  8. wdez_tv

    Masterpiece.

  9. Ann HOPKINS

    I love this song

  10. 101Licious

    AMAaaaaZING !!

  11. Randall Logan

    Bow down

  12. Daryl Perpignan

    I been going through all my like videos play list on YouTube and this comes on and I get lost in it like it was my 1st time again...

  13. nolva 757

    "back in RICHMOND shit aint changed a bit then niggaz was a little pissed then got some attitudes ewwww!" it's a virginia thing you wouldn't understand! #virginia

  14. deejaysolis

    Action Bronson is straight garbage.

  15. John Mark

    I used to get real high.

    Now I just get a buzz.

    ...I fucking FEEL that D'Angelo.

  16. jip216

    This album was 🔥

  17. frboulwarejr

    Parade II

  18. Lunar Axis

    I can't stop listening to this.

  19. Jan Jose

    Remind me of I Wonder U by Prince

  20. aaries908

    Funky as hell. Play on D'angelo.

  21. Ben Hasting

    Fav Song? Yes.

  22. Tony Key

    sound like wu tang

  23. Garvin Hart

    this album reminds me of Prince sign of the times

  24. Cherryl

    🙌 I get so lost in this song ☺️

  25. quionte gm

    Pardon me...I'm lit..in a good way...I meant to say..good lookin out Action Bronson..I was sleeping on this..to my shame...I love D'Angelo's gift

  26. Munchies4life

    "we miss you, brother we miss youuuuuuu, we will always love you, I just need you need you need you na na na na neeed you". r.i.p the blunt

    Peter Elios

    munchies4life b

  27. Ty Cunningham

    action Bronson

  28. Zachary Joyner

    action Bronson

  29. superscotty333

    stay focking informed!!!😂

  30. Thomas Bell

    I THOUGHT YALL WAS ALLIENZ

  31. jorge morelos

    "R.I.P to that blunt... He dead"

    Joaquin

    rest in rhyme R.i.P

  32. תומר שמש

    brother we miss you!!!

  33. תומר שמש

    brother we miss you!!!

  34. FLACOXX

    💀💀

  35. tomastaz

    Based Action Bronson

  36. Victor Marchesin

    Ancient Aliens thanks bronson

  37. Jack Bennett

    Gentle, gentle, gentle.

  38. ROCKYRAMBOSHOW

    if Action Bronson brought you here

    quionte gm

    Good lookin

    getlit skoden

    Shitchyea

  39. Kevin Saldana

    Action Bronson!

    FollowTheSunDown

    yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ancient aliens

  40. Art Deco

    Absolute unadulterated genius. 30's Jook joint feel, gut bucket funk

    Have to drive with this blasting with the windows down

  41. Andre Jones

    Fire. Guitar layering, Bass, Vocals

  42. Thinamazulu Zulu

    I LOVE YOU FOREVERRRRRR D'ANGELO!

  43. Christian Paul

    This is my ish 😩

  44. P1cky

    I can not understand the lyrics from 2:12 minutes to 2:22
    can anybody help me? Thank you!

    Rodney L

    I been wonderin'
    About the love again
    Around the world i've been,
    in a day or twooooooooo
    So if you're wonderin'
    Wonderin' 'bout the shape I'm in
    I hope it ain't my abdomen,
    that you're referring to
    (Cause what I want y'all to listen to...)

    P1cky

    +Rodney L thank you 🤘🏼⚡️

  45. brightful5

    I'm feeling the tunes but I don't understand a word he is saying it's like a jazz album to me I'm still a fan tho

    j Pat

    Yeah I don't understand what he is saying unless I have words in front of me. Since he does not clearly enunciate, I have to search for the lyrics, so I can really understand his message.He mumbles. No enunciation.

  46. 91aaf

    shabada shabada doo!

  47. Angela Simmone Cook

    I just need to break down and get this whole CD. Would be nice if I could find the vinyl album version.

    hclarberg

    you can find it on the official website

  48. Nautilus Guitars

    Ok, Why do I hear Q-tip in the intro to this song every time? Am I the only one?

    hclarberg

    at 0:24 you mean?

    therealpurpro

    Jimi Warner : He's credited ...

    Nautilus Guitars

    Never saw the credits. Good to know, although I don't notice him in any other part or song.

    Nautilus Guitars

    phorest yep!

  49. MegaVern1

    Seasons may come but your luck may just run out.....oooohhh

  50. Coltrane360

    He used to get real high now he just get a buzz. Does this mean he has a high tolerance and never gets high or that he has exerted ontrol over his intake of substances and only does a little bit like celo said he get's high but not too high. All I know is D has been absent from the game and has substance abuse.

    hclarberg

    i think it's probably more metaphorical than just being about drugs.

    vicioushero

    Absent from the game? Dude killed the Grammys last year.

    MISTAGREEK44

    vicioushero He was absent for 16 years until this album came out.

  51. Remy Etienne Le Beau

    ..ears and heart ...have been baptised again...lol

  52. ArcaneThingOfBeauty

    I like how he's addressed his comeback and how he feels about it.

  53. amarvinwinansfan

    This song and part 2 are absolutely hot!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  54. Jason Waite

    Quazimoto

  55. MRNES

    I really liked your clip Mrnes :) dope

  56. AnkhGirl2

    Need a neck-brace after listening to this song! Damn!

    mushishamandawa j

    +AnkhGirl2 by song you mean album right lol
    the whole thing is a workout :D

    AnkhGirl2

    Yes, absolutely!

  57. Chris Stroffolino

    Oh, yeah. I hear what D. Scot Miller means when he says he's sampling "The Charleston" in this song….wow!

  58. Brooke Kent

    You could not have said it any better! He's so true to his music, very hard to find artists like that!

  59. blessed37

    Nothing short of genius...

  60. Stars Are Angels

    Seasons may come but your luck just may run out
    And all that you'll have is a memory, oooohhh

  61. Stars Are Angels

    I just wanna go back to the way it was
    I used to get real high now I just get a buzz

  62. Stars Are Angels

    Who's disliking these great songs? Show yourselves you cowards!!

    Tracy Gandy

    People who dont know music. This is real!

  63. Rich Knight

    I know they're totally different genres, but Black Messiah> The Beatles' Revolver

  64. Chefstarzchannel

    From the first song to the last song its on replay in my playlist for 2015

  65. Nick Fowler

    This neo-soul is really growing on me

  66. Nathan Harris

    This is one of those albums that stay with you. In your heart,mind,spirit and memory. You just can't wait to get back to hearing it.No matter what I'm doing, one of these songs from this album will pop up in my head. I sometimes try to listen to other albums completely like I do on this album and it feels forced.I always come right back to"Black Messiah".

  67. Mikey Jay

    Pino is trying to kill me... He is half way there :|

  68. bobby felder

    Sly Stone all day!!!

  69. MACKMAN10000

    I USED TO GET REAL HIGH...NOW I JUST CATCH A BUZZ...YEAH I WANNA GO BACK. DOPE SHIT!

  70. art offical intelligence

    02:32 my my feet just instantly took on a mind of their own. The funk is just too much to handle. Slap that bass Pino

  71. Aaron Kasongo

    is this song an interpolation of the roots dynamite? I can kinda hear it. 

  72. Keithko007

    This is everything!

  73. jay vee

    2:32 to 2:52 'that bridge' just keep playin it' proper deep shit' a groove played with such intensity by
    great musicians that are just fixed in it' then the string section on top' boy honestly just can't have
    myself enough of that' love it' love it'

  74. Joydeep S

    I hope he sings the star spangled banner at the fight.

  75. Paul Baran

    I love the sly stone vibe of this track.Brilliant.

  76. Utzpah

    This whole album is what I've been missing about Prince's output for so long. It's got all the familiarity of his best sound, with a freshness all its own. Love all the layered vocals, chicken scratch guitar, Clare Fischer sounding strings and jazzy horns. There's even something about the drumming on these tracks that sounds a cut above.
    I'm sure D'Angelo draws from many other influences, but you can tell he's listened hard to Prince, perfected parts of that sound and taken it in a new direction. Now I wait in hope that Prince makes a D'Angelo sounding album...

    Mr.Misterman

    R.I.P Prince :(

    nathar40

    Only if he was still with us. That would have been great

  77. Raymond Alejo

    this the kinda album that you wanna listen to and be in the middle of a huge-ass art project!

  78. Jacob Bates

    He's sounds Like Bilal

    C.L. Taylor

    Bilal sounds like him... D'Angelo came first Jacob.

  79. TotallyModern

    Well, it's been well over a month since the release date and I'm still listening to this album with a mix of songs from voodoo on my playlist, mostly while commuting. I even try switching to mainstream radio to give it a rest but i find myself switching immediately back to d'angelo with a spice of Badu's songs. They get me through the day

  80. reconbyfire01

    i read about this album in stars and stripes... WORST FUCKING EXCUSE FOR MUSIC I'VE EVER HEARD.
    5 songs in and i'm reaching for my beretta.

    orangedoorhinge

    heh, kind of hilarious to see an opinion on this album (left of center, afrocentric, black power funk) being expressed by a dude holding some kind of missile launcher in his avi. and reading stars and stripes no less.

    just stick with your white supremacist / military-industrial soundtrack music, man. d' don't need you for a fan.  

  81. Happy To Be Nappy

    I always thought he was talented king!!! Glad see him back! I saw his last interview on Red Bull 2014. He seemed much more mature and focused!! This album gives me the tingles!!!! Loving all the instrumentals!!!

  82. Happy To Be Nappy

    Yessssss!!! I'm so digging this jam!!! Getting the album today!!!!

  83. Maurice Gardner

    This tune truly expresses my current flow!
    My step is officially"amped-up", you dig!?!
    FEROCIOUS {~_o}♡!

  84. Maurice Gardner

    2SLICK4WORDS {~_o}♡!

  85. John Smith

    HOT DAMN !   What a track

  86. Jeff Carter

    This gives me that George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic vibe!!!!!!!!!

  87. Richard Long

    Truly worth the wait!!! Anyone know what he says from "2:12-2:22"? I looked up the lyrics and he says more than "I been wondering if I can ever again".

    KMO

    @Richard Long I've been scrolling through the comments and you are the only one who was thinking the same thing as me..! It's killing me..! I can't figure it out. Did you manage it? I think it's "I been wondering, if I can love again..."



    Then another line after it that (I can't figure out) before the line "So if you're wondering about the shape I'm in"...



    If anyone can figure this out, please tell me!!

    Joe MacPhail

    @KMO From the live version it seems like he's singing I've been wondering [I've been wondering] about the glory and [if I can love again] about the world I'm in [about the world I'm in] and **** too. I don't know if mere mortals can decipher the ****, it's lost in the sands of D'iction.

    P1cky

    +KMO
    We are now three that we know what he says in that part, I 'm from Argentina and is very hard for me to understand the language.

  88. Theroux Burroughs

    I found out about D'Angelo about 1 year ago via watching Questlove's Red Bull Music Academy Lecture. I listened to Voodoo hundreds of times since then... I was really sad to learn that D' never followed it up with anything. Figured it'd never happen, then I was browsing the HHH subreddit and saw someone had posted a teaser trailer. This excited me so much! A few laters day it dropped, and I was floored. I really thought that Run The Jewels 2 would be my favorite release of 2014, but this trumped it for me (I'm in a funk/jazz/soul phase right now). I've been listening to this track, 1000 deaths, TuTu, Betray My Heart, Sugah Daddy, and Real Love like crazy. Everyday multiple times a day. So good. Damn bruh. You outdid yourself, D'! :D

    Mr. Joekzalott

    You picked the right time to discover this genius (don't know if you're a Maxwell fan, but he's equally frustrating). 15 years is a long effing wait for anything, but this masterpiece was well worth it.

    Jessica Trentwood

    So you didn't really wait for anything? Screw you!!!

  89. Eloise Moore

    I am so glad that my type of music is back through your great mind D' Angelo. Thank you all believe that the entire preforming members of this album. My sweetness is back we have been waiting. Be Bless.

  90. Mr. Joekzalott

    D' is on some dixieland blues type stuff on this joint. The second part is even more infectious.

  91. Chillouttunez X

    Prince would Love this ISH!

  92. begglesworth21

    ehhhh thats about as rootsy as it gets. 

  93. Danica Worthy

    love it

  94. Lefty Kinn

    my second fav song from the album. That bass tho! good music. Do work, welcome back Lo

  95. jay vee

    its them strings.......tears....tingles...just absolutely beautiful

    Shafiq Husayn

    Too good and sweet..#cavities

  96. rtbrissman

    Thank you MR. D'Angelo . Heart , Soul, Spirit, Free your Mind music is back. You are a Top Class Act. Finally I can listen to a cd front to back. Much love and respect to you. The tongue is a two edged... it can speak void, however it can speak words of wisdom and calm a soul. I will not say welcome back. You never left. Everything has a time and place. Your time is now. Best wishes. Hope R&B gets it right and recognizes your talent. This is REAL SOUL TRAIN!!!!!!