Get Here

Oleta Adams

About Get Here

"Get Here" is a pop ballad written by American singer and songwriter Brenda Russell. The title track of her fourth studio album Get Here (1988), it became a moderate hit on the Billboard R&B chart on the heels of the album's massive first hit, "Piano in the Dark". American vocalist Oleta Adams recorded the song in 1990, making it a major international hit that reached the top 5 in both the US and the UK. Adams's version of "Get Here", co-produced by Roland Orzabal from the band Tears for Fears (for whom she had performed the female vocals on the hit single "Woman in Chains" a year earlier), became her signature song.  


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You can reach me by railway, you can reach me by trailway
You can reach me on an airplane, you can reach me with your mind
You can reach me by caravan, cross the desert like an Arab man
I don't care how you get here, just get here if you can

You can reach me by sailboat, climb a tree and swing rope to rope
Take a sled and slide down the slope, into these arms of mine
You can jump on a speedy colt, cross the border in a blaze of hope
I don't care how you get here, just get here if you can

There are hills and mountains between us
Always something to get over
If I had my way, surely you would be closer
I need you closer

There are hills and mountains between us
Always something to get over
If I had my way, surely you would be closer
I need you closer

You can windsurf into my life, take me up on a carpet ride
You can make it in a big balloon, but you better make it soon
You can reach me by caravan, cross the desert like an Arab man
I don't care how you get here, just get here if you can

I don't care, I don't care
I need you right here right now
I need you right here right now right by my side yeah yeah
Get here

I don't care how you get here, just get here if you can.

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Oleta Adams

Oleta Adams (born May 4, 1953, Seattle, Washington) is an American soul, jazz, and gospel singer and pianist. more »

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Written by: Brenda Russell

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10 facts about this song

Song Origin
"Get Here" was released by Oleta Adams, an American soul and jazz singer, in 1990 on her album "Circle of One". The song, however, was originally composed and recorded by Brenda Russell in 1988.
Chart Performance
Oleta Adams' version of "Get Here" was a massive hit. It reached No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100, No. 1 on the Adult Contemporary chart, and was a top ten hit in the UK.
Award Recognition
The song earned Adams a Grammy nomination in 1991 for 'Best Female Pop Vocal Performance'. It, however, lost to Mariah Carey's "Vision of Love".
Cultural Significance
"Get Here" gained significant cultural attention during the Gulf War in the early 1990s as families and loved ones of soldiers stationed overseas connected to the song's longing lyrics.
Cover Versions
Many other artists have covered "Get Here". Notable covers include those by Justin Guarini, Susan Boyle, and Barbra Streisand.
Song Meaning
The song, with its heartfelt lyrics about longing and distance, is often interpreted as a love song. However, Brenda Russell, the original composer, revealed that she wrote the song inspired by the idea of people needing to be with each other, regardless of physical barriers or distances.
Multilingual Versions
"Get Here" has also been translated and recorded in different languages. Il divo, a multinational classical crossover vocal group, has recorded a Spanish version of the song.
Popularity on Reality TV
The song remains a popular choice for contestants on singing competition shows, such as American Idol and The Voice, because of its emotional depth and vocal challenges.
Sales Performance
By 1991, the album "Circle of One", which includes "Get Here", had sold over a million copies, achieving Platinum status in the United States.
Notable Performances
Oleta Adams has performed "Get Here" at several major events, including the 1993 Presidential Inauguration for then-President-elect Bill Clinton.

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