Eddie Money - I Wanna Go Back Lyrics

I was listening to the radio
I heard a song reminded me of long ago
Back then I thought that things were never gonna change
It used to be that I never had to feel the pain
I know that things will never be the same now

I wanna go back
And do it all over again
But I can't go back I know
I wanna go back
Cause I'm feeling so much older
But I can't go back I know

I recall hanging out on Friday night
The first slow dance
Hoping that I'll get it right
Back then I thought I'd never ever stand alone
It used to be that a lonely heart was never shown
I know that things will never be the same

I wanna go back
And do it all over again
But I can't go back I know
I wanna go back
Cause I'm feeling so much older
But I can't go back I know
Can't go back
I can't go back
I know now that things will never be the same

I said
I wanna go back
And do it all over again
But I can't go back I know
I wanna go back
Cause I'm feeling so much older
But I can't go back I know

I wanna go back
And do it all over again
But I can't go back I know
I wanna go back
Cause I'm feeling so much older
But I can't go back I know

I wanna go back
And do it all over again
But I can't go back I know
I wanna go back
Cause I'm feeling so much older
But I can't go back I know

No, No
And do it all over...

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Eddie Money I Wanna Go Back Comments
  1. Yankee Inmissouri

    Miss you man.

  2. Freddy King

    1940s and 1950s born People were the best Generation ever! the best singers, musicans, actors, directors, screenwriters, wrestlers..everything

  3. Nathan F

    Very sad losing these rock icons. This song encompasses everything 80s and what a great time it was to be a teen. RIP Eddie and Ric and thank you for such great music.

  4. John Dyer

    Make each day count for no one is promised another day of life.


    Man i really wish i could back and live in the 80's way better time than today

  6. Freakhead X

    Okay, so this has 6 267 909 views... I want to know who the other person who has watched this video is!

  7. snowwhitewdw2012

    RIP love your music ❤️

  8. Chrissie Bawn


  9. Reeper Plays

    Thank you eddie for the memories.R.I.P

  10. Peter Georgas

    Seen Eddie Money & Van Halen in 1978,Vancouver.

  11. Mike Tibbs

    When you're going you think in such a small perspective of the grand scheme. I never thought a day would come when I'd be as old as I am. I wish I could've contemplated this longing for wanting to go back. I would've savored every single moment instead of rushing through them to get to the next big moment.

  12. Dennis

    So glad I got to see him playing at The Meadows right before he passed.. R I P..

  13. Lance Russ

    Eddie Money RIP in peace thank you for the kick ass music you're a Rock Star


    My wife and I took our 7 year old granddaughter to see a movie at the Mall tonight..... a place we used to gather as teenagers ourselves before cell phones and social media. I guess today's kids do that over a device now. I counted 6 people including us in the theater. I'm glad our Mall is still here, but it's slowly dying. I heard another 'big' store will be leaving soon. We heard this song followed by Miami Sound Machines 'Falling in love (Uh, oh)' on the radio while driving home. It made me think of our youth and the fun we took for granted in our small towns, big cities, little diners, and yes, the Mall. Our's hasn't changed much since those days long gone, except so few people seem to be there now. We are going to try and make time to frequent the restaurant's, quick food outlets on the upper food court, and just walk around more often. Our grandchildren really like getting ice cream and cinnamon rolls at the shops, and visiting the stores. I hope places like this will last through their generation too.

  15. gizmo no

    I love this one .

  16. ratter531

    We all want to go back to our cherished memories , but sadly we can not..love all you people out there..R.I.P. Eddie Money.The world will miss you.

  17. MRO

    That intro never gets old.

  18. John B. Goode

    Things will never be the same!!!!!! We miss you Eddie!!!!!!💔

  19. ryknroller nana

    Definitely takes me back! Do overs. If only.

  20. Paul LaRue

    The past is what I don't want to go back now. I go to church now.

  21. Chris McIntyre

    The 80's brought me here...

  22. John Pop

    RIP Eddie! Eddie was a Singer, a real singer. Bowie, Plant, Money, Boz Scaggs, real crooners!

  23. ed lira

    R.I.P. Freddie Money...

  24. DogMan Girl

    I say this almost every day. These times suck!! How sad. 😢 R.I.P Eddie

  25. dee m


  26. Tim Traver

    People troll these old songs on YouTube just to put in negative comments and thumbs down... assholes...

  27. Diane Boyer

    Saw eddie with Santana in philly!

  28. John Russell

    if you went back, you would not know what you know now, just leave it, its done

  29. Thomas Ford

    As a man whose life is much closer to the finish line than the starting gate I can say truer words were never written than the lyrics to this song! To the younger listeners try to enjoy the time you're in because the future has a way of sneaking up on you.

  30. bdots14


  31. John Dough

    God damn this guy was great, I always wanted to see him live never got the chance

  32. tracy lindquist

    Great video. I went back.

  33. earlyprimate

    My time on Active Duty in the US military....best job I ever had...only job I will ever miss.

  34. Greg Young

    Anybody 👂in 2020 ,the 80's there will never be another decade like ever!!!

  35. snowwhitewdw2012

    I wanna go back❣who doesn't? This music came from the best time❤️

  36. Brian H

    Why is youth wasted on the young. George Bernard Shaw and or Oscar Wilde

  37. Erika

    When we were kids we couldn't wait to grow up now that we're grown up we want to go back. Ironic isn't it? Eddie Money, Thank you for the music. Rest in peace.

  38. Luis Felipe Gordillo Perez


  39. Marc Morgan

    Always a favorite for this old man

  40. Steve Light

    Love this song and all the old times.Just remember it’s good to remember those days but don’t live there.Im talking from experience.It can be very depressing to linger there for too long.Im 57 and those days are gone so live for today and thank God for all those good times and live in the present😀

  41. Randy Smith

    A old school rocker! They don't make em like this anymore! Shaken with The Money Man!

  42. mario borgo

    He had some good tunes. This was his best

  43. Jeffrey Laughman

    One of the greatest of all time

  44. Ron Reynolds

    Eddie money is a badass.. rest easy.. your music will live forever

  45. cman32

    Hard to believe the money man is gone.

  46. God'sNotDead 00

    Who’s still listening to this in 2020. ✌️👍

  47. rhonda williams


  48. Neuclear

    This song for all who have "lived" brings a tear to ones eye! you know what I mean dont you!

  49. AC Cibock

    I cannot believe how much meaning this song has knowing we will never hear your amazing voice alive again.

  50. Domenic Vitanza

    Man..being 52 I wanna go back to 1984

  51. graworth

    I still miss Eddie. If I happen to hear him, which isn't enough, the memories of the past flood in. I sure would go back. Miss that sax too. Love you all man!

  52. 10indians1

    Wish I had his life, got too get it !

  53. OpEd

    So profound now that Eddie's gone. Sadly we can never go back.

    JRA dawg

    Amen to that …………...

  54. Douglas Malicote

    Ace Frehley did a cover of this song for his album

  55. Ozzy Victoria

    Reminds me of when I went to Miami. Love this song. 1050 Washington.

  56. Johnathon Stotts

    Mr. Money you are great.

  57. snake7686

    As long as we keep listening to these classics, these legends will never die. It's up to the people to make sure we ensure that their legacies live on. 😊👍

  58. brodyg112 #

    I'm ready to go back to the 80's....who's coming with? Sure do miss the 80's

    Scott V

    I'd love to

    Paul Ronco

    Gotta tax billionaires to do it.

    Scarlett O'Hara

    Me! I'm feeling so much older.........

    Alicia King

    Me too!

    Eugene Golliday

    Let's go back to the 80's

  59. dale gribble

    the reason why it was better THEN b/c you were a lot younger with less responsibilities,,,,, then in your death bed you'll be looking back at this time thinking these days wasn't so bad either

  60. Redrum246

    I wish I could go back. Getting old sucks. Were did the last 30 yrs go in the blink of an eye.

  61. JRA dawg

    He was so cool back then , still is today ! RIP

  62. Steve Peters

    I wanna go back and watch him in concert before he died!! Thank you Eddie for the memories!!!!

  63. Donald Toney Jr

    Seems like I close my eyes alot and turn up Rock n Roll from the past and the Memories start to come back and I just smile , Can't go back I know , R.i.p. Eddie Money , 🤘

  64. musicmankenn

    Oh Wasted youth but hey, we always have the next decades to fuck our lives up!!!!! Just kidding. Life is wonderful....................................

  65. CD Smith

    Dude had a ton of hits but this one was always my favorite. It even surpassed 2 Tickets to Paradise which came out when I was in high school. Great tunes, great times.

  66. Don Fowler

    This song was going through my mind at 3 a.m. this morning... Wish we could go back, in a few hours 2020 will be here. And 65 knockin at your door...

  67. Joshua Brooks

    There's so many things I've done in my life that I'd give anything to redo. The lessons I learned from doing something wrong made my actions all worthwhile though.

  68. mike mailman


    Rich Lovejoy

    They play it every once in a while on MTV Classic if you get it on cable.

  69. fstop100

    I lived 1/2 a bock from that school, always loved the video

  70. Coach FreeUli

    A very good cover version. We miss you Eddie.

  71. Mark

    Can someone please explain to me why Eddie Money was ever famous? He couldn't play an instrument, he could barely sing. Why was he even moderately famous?

    Linkin Sam

    Hmm but, you are here listening to this song. If you're trying to troll you're not very good at it. I bet you are the kind of guy that always asks to "See the manager" aren't you.


    @Linkin Sam Only if the manager is your mom! Oooooooooo Boooyahhh! I got you so good!

  72. Stevie Lough

    RIP Eddie thank you for the music<3

  73. Stevie Lough

    Only 6 m views? This song deserves at least 100m<3

  74. Stevie Lough

    Love this song! <3

  75. Bill Bright

    This came out my senior year of high school and I do wanna go back.

  76. Tom Kruze

    True Story: it was once Cool to be a Straight white male... I know I know doesn’t seem Real but, it was. Shit we weren’t even “Raciest”
    I wanna go Back!

    Mr. Jones

    @ Tom Kruze, I see these comments of I wanna go back to So n So year . But I say I get taken back that It better be where they bury me.

  77. DragonLungsBlazyCat

    YouRIP up there Eddie...'cause down here..YouWillForeverRock😻

  78. 2ndsspz

    miss me some eddie money, :-(

  79. Brian Wood

    RIP Eddie !! What a time in my life to hear your Amazing Gift of a voice

  80. John Nichols

    What great music. When do you ever hear a saxophone on a top hit record anymore? Music today SUUUUCKS

  81. Patrick Adam

    Simple. Classic.

  82. Dav Rich

    RIP !!! Eddie you will be missed. Your music made remember the good times and the bad times . THANK YOU!!!

  83. John Russell

    eddie money, thank you for this song, so many things that i wish i could go back and change,but i cant and that is what made me what i am today, but sometimes i just wanna

  84. James TUDDENHAM

    Bloody AWESOME singer, go Eddie go, you ROCK , and boy are you missed, Thankyou for your music

  85. Hidden America

    Every birthday after your 40th birthday, this song will mean more and more to you... trust me ... nobody beats Father Time. RIP Money.

  86. Larry Wilson

    Those 1.3kr's are still to young to understand such a wonderful song. You're songs will forever be with us.

  87. Bob Win

    I know just what he means now that I am older. I wanna go back

  88. Paul White

    He couldn't sing a song with out that NYC accent coming through. LOVE that!

  89. djeschke1

    Don't worry eddie i'm still shakin'

  90. rodolfo huezo

    Rock on! Mr. Money

  91. On The Tarmac Inc.

    I wanna go back to the 1980s and do it all over one more time.

  92. Sandra Jones Wiggins

    Really miss Eddie Money 2 along with the rest of them!!!😎

  93. Rich Lovejoy

    Wish i could click my heels 3 times and go back or knew Dr. Emmett Brown from "Back To The Future". Anyone have a "Flux Capacitor" or a pair of Red Ruby shoes for sale?

    Linkin Sam

    Well,I don't have any ruby red shoes but, Ido have a flux capacitor. Unfortunately it has a discombobulated frajistat. Very complex indeed, I'll keep you posted when I make progress.😂

    Rich Lovejoy

    @Linkin Sam Maybe a few widgets will help solve your problem. LOL.

  94. pin man

    I wanna go back and do things different.

  95. Shawn Gotti

    Hate the world more everyday

  96. Robert Stiffler

    Got to see him in 17’ in Greensburg.RIP

  97. J B

    Who the hell would want to? Maybe the cities most desperate mofo but not me.

    Rich Lovejoy

    Sorry, don't want to live in this PC correct US. The US is turning into a 3rd world dump. No wonder we are being infested by people from 3rd world countries.

  98. Denise Wisley

    The late '70s & '80s had the music that none could compare to ♥️ Rest in Peace, Eddie Money...you were amongst the very best ♥️