Melissa Etheridge’s song “I Want To Come Over” is one of those goosebumps songs for me. Its rocking beat, wailing guitars, and the simmering desperation in Etheridge’s voice in the chorus make it a fantastic piece of music.
It is a ballad, with Etheridge singing about deepest yearning and longing — feelings that can torment a soul, and which come out in her open and vulnerable tale. The song is one of two singles from her 1995 album, Your Little Secret. Her first album, Melissa Etheridge, produced the single “Bring Me Some Water,” another powerful song.
Etheridge has had a turbulent life, coming out as a lesbian in 1993, a time when anyone, particularly a public figure, could still have been ostracized for the action. She has partnered three times and had four children, one of whom died in 2019 at age 21, from causes related to drug addiction. Etheridge is a breast cancer survivor and was known for using medicinal cannabis well before it was generally-accepted in society for that purpose. She also has been active in causes supporting the rights of the LGBTQ and AIDS communities.
I see Etheridge as a courageous human being and admire the spirit she shows in her activism and in compositions like “I Want to Come Over.”
Now you know a little about why this is my song of the day for today. Thanks for joining me here, and please enjoy.
Here’s the official music video for the song from Melissa Etheridge’s YouTube channel: