Back To You
By: Beck Hansen

Written by: Beck Hansen

Versions:
  1. Back To You
    Available on Gran Turismo 6.
    Credits
    Beck Hansen: Guitar (Electric), Vocals
 
Lyrics:
Back To You [Version (a)]:

Look out your red red eyes
Look out your red red eyes
And I can see through you
And all your little lies
Your empty words will fill my mind
Live in this world where it's killing mine
And I'm not dumb and I'm not blind
Just calling to you

Time bears a witness
Daylight streaming through
Shine your forgiveness
I'll be blind to you
Blind to you

I got your juju heart
I got your juju heart
And I can tell that it must be hell
Always trying not to fall apart
The empty love that you say is true
False eyelashes you can't see through
And you're not me and I'm not you
We're both alone in this world

Time bears a witness
Daylight in my eyes
Shine your forgiveness
Love them from the blind
Follow you, follow you

Your cold cold shadow is cast on you
Your cold cold shadow is casting over you

Time bears a witness
Daylight streaming through
Shine your forgiveness
I'll be blind to you
Blind to you
Blind to you
 
The Song:

"Back To You" was registered in the copyright database in fall of 2012.

The song first showed in an episode of NCIS: Los Angeles. It was only in it very briefly, and the rest of the song has not been released or otherwise made available publicly (a 30-second snippet was online for about a year).

A few months after that, it was revealed it would be part of the Gran Turismo 6 soundtrack (a video game/driving simulator). It is in the soundtrack of the game, but is still not available to purchase anywhere else. You can hear it in its entirety on youtube, however.

The song, if you're wondering, sounds very much like "Bad Blood," an electric blues guitar rocker. It could not sound more like a Black Keys song.

There are some interesting lyrics in this, though intriguingly the phrase 'back to you' does not appear. Maybe that's what an earlier take of the lyrics were? Who knows, but I do like where these ended up. It's a basic portrait of more or less an evil woman (red eyes, lying, false, cold shadow), and the song seems to be at the moment when the narrator realizes this fact. "Time bears a witness / daylight in my eyes" is him realizing the truth.