Badfinger – Love Is Gonna Come At Last

This wasn’t released in the prime years of Badfinger. Pete Ham was gone by  this point but this is one new Badfinger song that I heard on radio at the time. I liked it so much that I bought the album Airwaves.

I posted another Airwaves song not long with a song called Lost Inside Your Love that came off of the Airwaves album. This song was a minor hit and peaked at #69 in 1979. It’s a nice power pop song that Joey Molland wrote.

Following the “hold placed (by the record company) on the last Badfinger album, Head First, and the suicide of group co-founder Pete Ham in 1975, Badfinger disbanded, and the remaining members joined various other groups or dropped out of music for the next two years.

This was a comeback album for the band trying to make it back without their main songwriter Pete Ham.

Rick Springfield just covered the song with Joey Molland that was released on an album which Joey worked with different artists such as Todd Rundgren, Springfield, Rick Wakeman, Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Sonny Landreth, Vanilla Fudge and more for a Badfinger cover album called Badfinger No Matter What: Recovering the Hits.

Love is Gonna Come at Last - song by Badfinger, Rick Springfield | Spotify

Love Is Gonna Come At Last

There are times when it feels so hard just to carry on
There are times when the days all seem to be so long
Then this feeling inside of me sets me free from the past

And I know that when I’m ready, love is gonna come at last
Yes, I know that when I’m ready, love is gonna come at last

Been alone in a crowded room, watched it all go on
I’ve had so many sleepless nights when I dreamed alone
Then a break in the clouds above feels like love shining down

And I know that when I’m ready, love is gonna come around
Yes, I know that when I’m ready, love is gonna come around

I live for tomorrow, what it may bring
I live through the sorrow
Live in my dreams, in my dreams

This feeling inside of me sets me free from the past
And someday I’ll find a way to make my dreams come true

‘Cause I know that when I’m ready, love is gonna come at last
Yes, I know that when I’m ready, love is gonna come at last
Yes, I know that when I’m ready, love is gonna come at last
Yes, I know that when I’m ready, love is gonna come at last
Yes, I know that when I’m ready, love is gonna come at last

Author: Badfinger (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

30 thoughts on “Badfinger – Love Is Gonna Come At Last”

  1. Don’t remember this one at all. I’d say it was a perfectly acceptable bit of late-’70s soft rock which I would have liked well enough had I heard it then, but to me it doesn’t have the ‘magic’ of their early hit songs. But again, a pretty good song that went right under the radar with me. The Rick Springfield version is decent too.

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    1. It didn’t have the super talented Pete Ham. I remember this one when it came out and it was they did it on Solid Gold I think.
      I think it’s as good as some of those late seventies top 20 hits but it just wasn’t played enough.

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      1. The 20 is that Yahoo…already had a Badfinger email address…so I added the twenty lol

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      2. Yep…just random…I wish I had it back becasue I would be badfinger on here and not the 20

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      3. I’ll check around and see…I would think once you pick it…you pick it but I’ll check

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