Can't Come Back

Originally Performed ByPhish
Appears On
Phish Debut0000-00-00
Current Gap1823
HistorianMockingbird Staff


“Can’t Come Back” is one of the more straight-ahead efforts – both musically and lyrically – from the man who brought us “Mound,” “Catapult” and the unforgettable “Fuck Your Face.”  The song is a lament for a friend or lover who has walked out on the narrator, either literally or figuratively, and, despite the narrator’s pleas, “can’t come back.”  Most remarkable about “Can’t Come Back” is Mike’s heartfelt vocals that achieve a wistfulness reminiscent of Gram Parsons. Sadly, “Can’t Come Back” has not yet been performed live either by Phish or, curiously, Mike's solo band.

Submit notes/corrections Login

Register | Forgot Password
Support & MBIRD
The Phish Companion, 3rd Ed. is a non-commercial project run by Phish fans and for Phish fans under the auspices of the all-volunteer, non-profit Mockingbird Foundation.

This project serves to compile, preserve, and protect encyclopedic information about Phish and their music.

Credits | Terms Of Use | Legal

© 1990-2016  The Mockingbird Foundation, Inc. | Hosted by End Point Corporation