Many methods have been proposed to generate sentence vector representations, such as recursive neural networks, latent distributed memory models, and the simple sum of word embeddings (SOWE). However, very few methods demonstrate the ability to reverse the process – recovering sentences from sentence embeddings. Amongst the many sentence embeddings, SOWE has been shown to maintain semantic meaning, so in this paper we introduce a method for moving from the SOWE representations back to the bag of words (BOW) for the original sentences. This is a part way step towards recovering the whole sentence and has useful theoretical and practical applications of its own. This is done using a greedy algorithm to convert the vector to a bag of words. To our knowledge this is the first such work. It demonstrates qualitatively the ability to recreate the words from a large corpus based on its sentence embeddings. As well as practical applications for allowing classical information retrieval methods to be combined with more recent methods using the sums of word embeddings, the success of this method has theoretical implications on the degree of information maintained by the sum of embeddings representation. This lends some credence to the consideration of the SOWE as a dimensionality reduced, and meaning enhanced, data manifold for the bag of words.