Here Again

Background and Commentary

“Here Again,” a 12-bar blues piece that closes the first side of the debut album, “shows the band trying to stretch out a bit. A slower tempo and an effort to bring the dynamics of the song up, down, and then up again. It’ s a sign of things to come.”—Bill Banasiewicz, Rush Visions

Alex wrote the lyrics. “The funny thing was, John [Rutsey] was the lyricist in the band, and he wouldn’t submit the lyrics for any of these songs [in preparation for recording the debut album] . . . I wrote the lyrics [for this song], but everything else was just sort of thrown together.”—Alex in Contents Under Pressure


I said I played this song so many times before
That the melody keeps repeating
Growing new ideas, flowing chords and notes
Like a mountain river bleeding

Well, I say as I look back at all the thoughts I’ve had
They reflect just what I’m learning
Yes, you know that the hardest part, yes, I say it is to stay on top
On top of a world forever churning

Well, you say you can laugh, but I can see that your eyes are glass
Well, do you see, can’t you see, what I’m feeling?
Yes, I’ve seen your face before
Why, I’ve seen it everywhere
Showing up to me without a scent revealing

Well, I said will it ever change?
Will it stay the same?
I’d surely like to know before it’s over
Well, I said I played some
I said it won’t be long
Won’t be long before I stop and play it over

You know I’ve, I’ve seen your face before
Is it ever gonna, ever gonna change again?
Oh, oh, I’ve, I’ve been in one place too long
Is it ever gonna, ever gonna change again?


By Janss L. Adams, with major contributions from Chris Aynesworth

Excerpted from go to Fretplay.

Listen to the song for the timing . . .

Slight distortion


Little Dist.

Verse (Upstrokes)
End Intro “Said I’ve played this song. . .”

Repeat Verse 3x
Repeat Intro once

For complete tab, go to Fretplay.


“Here Again” guitar cover

“Here Again” bass cover

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~ by rvkeeper on January 29, 2011.

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