Here it Comes Again (The Fortunes)

9 JANUARY 1966


Birmingham band The Fortunes' ‘Here it Comes Again’ was a sumptuous and superbly-produced piece of dramatic heartbreak pop, on its way out of the UK charts during this week. It had previously peaked at #4 (and #27 on the US Billboard chart).

This was just about the last of their short string of hits (in the 1960s at least), and is more Dusty Springfield than Rolling Stones, but this kind of dramatic, orchestrated guitar pop is a bit of a guilty pleasure of mine.

True story: Their manager, Reginald Calvert, ran a pirate radio station, and in 1966 he was killed (in self defence) by the owner of a rival offshore radio station.

B-side: 'Things I Should Have Known'
Released: 10 September 1965
Highest chart positions: #4 (UK), #27 (US)
Length: 03:13
Label: Decca
Writers: Barry Mason, Les Reed
Producer: Noel Walker

Here it Comes Again (The Fortunes)

'When I see that girl go walking by
I know a boy shouldn't cry
Here it comes again, that feeling
Here it comes again

When I see her look into his eyes
No matter how I try
Here it comes again, that feeling
Here it comes again

I find I'm cryin' over you
I know it's nothing to do
Now I'm on my own, I walk alone

A heart without a home
Here it comes again, that feeling
Here it comes again

When love walked out
A fire went out inside of me
It wouldn't hide those tears inside of me

Then there's nothing left for me to say
You know, you know, you know you broke my heart
Here it comes again, that feeling
Here it comes again

I find I'm cryin' over you
I know it's nothing to do
I know it's not the thing to do

Now I'm on my own, I walk alone
A heart without a home
Here it comes again, that feeling
Here it comes again

Here it comes again, that feeling
Here it comes again
Here it comes again, that feeling
Here it comes again'