Crawling Back

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Roy Orbison

Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988), also known by the nickname 'The Big O', was an American singer-songwriter, best known for his distinctive, powerful voice, complex compositions, and dark emotional ballads. Orbison grew up in Texas and began singing in a rockabilly/country and western band in high school until he was signed by Sun Records in Memphis. His greatest success came with Monument Records between 1960 and 1964, when 22 of his songs placed on the Billboard Top Forty, including "Only the Lonely", "Crying", and "Oh, Pretty Woman". His career stagnated through the 1970s, but several covers of his songs and the use of "In Dreams" in David Lynch's Blue Velvet revived his career in the 1980s. In 1988, he joined the supergroup Traveli… more »

Only you and no one else 
Can keep me crawling back 
You know I can't help myself 
And now I'm crawling back 

After all you've done to me 
The times you've turned me down 
I still will be your clown 
Because I love you 
I'm crawling back 

You know I would die for you 
Heaven knows how I have cried for you 
But what else can I do 
But crawl on back to you, ooh 
Crawling back to you 

People stop they talk and they stare 
But they don't know that you really care 
That you're only lonely, and making believe 
And you need me around 
When the world turns you down 

Whenever you might need me 
I will come crawling back 
Wherever you will lead me 
I will come crawling back

Written by: Bill Dees, Roy Orbison

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