Do It Again

Written by: Ray Davies

Published by: Davray Music, Ltd.

Chord file

Lyrics:

Standing in the middle of nowhere,
Wondering how to begin.
Lost between tomorrow and yesterday,
Between now and then.

And now we're back where we started,
Here we go round again.
Day after day I get up and I say
I better do it again.

Where are all the people going?
Round and round till we reach the end.
One day leading to another,
Get up, go out, do it again.

Then it's back where you started,
Here we go round again.
Back where you started,
Come on do it again.

And you think today is going to be better,
Change the world and do it again.
Give it all up and start all over,
You say you will but you don't know when.

Then it's back where you started,
Here we go round again.
Day after day I get up and I say
Come on do it again.

The days go by and you wish you were a different guy,
Different friends and a new set of clothes.
You make alterations and affect a new pose,
A new house, a new car, a new job, a new nose.
But it's superficial and it's only skin deep,
Because the voices in your head keep shouting in your sleep.
Get back, get back.

Back where you started, here we go round again,
Back where you started, come on do it again.

Back where you started, here we go round again,
Day after day I get up and I say, do it again.
Do it again.
Day after day I get up and I say, come on do it again.

This song can be found on the following releases:

stereo mix (4:09), recorded Aug-Sep 1984 at Konk Studios, Hornsey, London
Word Of Mouth 19 Nov, 1984 USA Arista AL8-8264 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Word Of Mouth 19 Nov, 1984 UK Arista 206 685 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Word Of Mouth Dec 1984 Germany Arista 610.302-222 CD
Do It Again Jan 1985 Germany Arista 601 588 12" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Word Of Mouth Feb 1985 USA Arista ARCD-8264 CD
Do It Again 19 Apr, 1985 UK Arista ARIST 12617 12" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Come Dancing With The Kinks/The Best Of The Kinks 1977-1986 Jun 1986 USA Arista A2CD-8428 CD
Come Dancing With The Kinks/The Best Of The Kinks 1977-1986 1986 Brazil Arista/BMG (unknown) 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
Come Dancing With The Kinks/The Best Of The Kinks 1977-1986 2 Jun, 1986 USA Arista AL11-8428 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
Come Dancing With The Kinks/The Best Of The Kinks 1977-1986 Oct 1986 UK Arista 302 778 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
Word Of Mouth 27 Apr, 1999 USA Konk/Velvel 63467-79732-2 CD
Come Dancing With The Kinks/The Best Of The Kinks 1977-1986 24 Oct, 2000 USA Konk/Velvel/Koch VEL-79733 CD
The Ultimate Collection 27 May, 2002 UK Sanctuary Records Group RTV0023 2 CD set
Greatest Hits 1970-1986 30 Oct, 2007 USA Konk/Velvel/Koch Records VEL-79822 3 CD set
Picture Book 8 Dec, 2008 UK Universal/Sanctuary 5313049 Multi CD box set
The Essential Kinks 14 Oct 2014 USA RCA/Arista/Legacy (Sony Music) 88843066622 2 CD set

stereo mix, shorter edit (3:58), recorded Aug-Sep 1984 at Konk Studios, Hornsey, London
Do It Again/Guilty 4 Dec, 1984 USA Arista AS1 0309 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Do It Again/Guilty 19 Apr, 1985 UK Arista ARIST 617 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Backtrackin' (The Definitive Double Album Collection) 6 Dec, 1985 UK Starblend TRACK 1 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
Backtrackin' - Volume Two Jun 1986 UK Starblend CD TRACK 1/2 CD

live (Ray solo), stereo mix, recorded 25 Nov, 1993 at Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Scotland
To The Bone 15 Oct, 1996 USA Guardian 7243 8 37303 2 2 2 CD set
To The Bone 3 Mar, 1997 UK Guardian 7243 8 37303 2 1 2 CD set

live (with band), stereo mix, recorded 25 Nov, 1993 at Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Scotland
To The Bone 15 Oct, 1996 USA Guardian 7243 8 37303 2 2 2 CD set
To The Bone 3 Mar, 1997 UK Guardian 7243 8 37303 2 1 2 CD set

stereo mix, by Sismicos, recorded 1996
An Animal Kink - A Tribute To The Kinks 1996 Spain Animal Records DLM 39676/95 CD

stereo mix, by The Collectors, recorded 2002
Kinky Boot Mar 2002 Japan Victor Entertainment VICL-60847 CD

stereo mix, by Iridesense (3:17), recorded 2010 at Paradiddle Studios, Huntington, NY
The Kinks UnKovered 22 Jun 2010 USA Paradiddle Records 8579670021049 CD


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