"Somebody's Baby" as written by Danny Kortchmar and Jackson Browne....
Well, just, a look at that girl with the lights comin' up in her eyes.
She's got to be somebody's baby.
She must be somebody's baby.
All the guys on the corner stand back and let her walk on by.

She's got to be somebody's baby.
She must be somebody's baby.
She's got to be somebody's baby.
She's so fine.

She's probably somebody's only light.
Gonna shine tonight.
Yeah, she's probably somebody's baby, all right.

I heard her talkin' with her friend when she thought nobody else was around.
She said she's got to be somebody's baby; she must be somebody's baby.
Cause when the cars and the signs and the street lights light up the town,

She's got to be somebody's baby;
She must be somebody's baby;
She's got to be somebody's baby.
She's so

She's gonna be somebody's only light.
Gonna shine tonight.
Yeah, she's gonna be somebody's baby tonight.

I try to shut my eyes, but I can't get her outta my sight.
I know I'm gonna know her, but I gotta get over my fright.
We'll, I'm just gonna walk up to her.
I'm gonna talk to her tonight.

Yeah, she's gonna be somebody's only light.
Gonna shine tonight.
Yeah, she's gonna be somebody's baby tonight.
Gonna shine tonight, make her mine tonight.


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"Somebody's Baby" as written by Jackson Browne Danny Kortchmar

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    General Commentthis song is great. the tone is melancholy, but still hopeful. it's also the theme song to a great movie. love it!!
    sweetbaby17on February 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song from a great movie!!!!
    fixxxer327on June 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is just perfect for that movie - it epitomizes the cruising with cars, teen dating scene, jealousy, etc., so well.

    I'd love to hear this song at my ten-year high school reunion, but I doubt I would. It would just create that atmosphere.
    stoolhardyon December 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI was taking a test the other day, and I couldn't get this out of my head. It's really pretty. It reminds me of the '50s for some reason, like the decade or whatever... and it's just cute.
    xmakesherflyxon June 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI remember that in a Rolling Stone article around 1983, the writer lamented that with reference to this song, Jackson was now "wearing tacky green shoes and singing throwaway pop songs - talk about running on empty ...." A clever play on Jackson's own words, but I always find this song appealing, obviously it was quite a departure from his 70's material. Somebody's Baby is a song most guys could identify with.
    detailrichon October 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is the perfect song for when you're in the supermarket and you see the girl you have a hopeless crush on...and she's with her boyfriend.

    And then you start to think, what about all the times I was out with some other beautiful girl? Was there some lonely guy looking at us and hearing this song?

    Really makes you think.
    slamkingon November 17, 2008   Link
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    I really listened to this song for the first time while it played on the radio yesterday evening. I was moved by the very moral tone.

    Some may not think of it as moral, because it's about prospective casual sex -- or at least something that would start out as such. But the theme isn't, "I'm going to use this woman for my selfish pleasure." Rather, it's about a woman who's missing out on romance because her looks intimidate men. She can't be expected to make the first move (although, presumably, the narrator wouldn't mind if she did). If something good is to happen for the both of them, he has to take the initiative. And it's about a man who overcomes his fear to acknowledge this fact, and develop the resolve to act on it. To fulfill his mission as a man.
    stripey7on October 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat movie would that be?
    oldskoolpunker23on October 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFast Times At Ridgemont High
    ozpicson December 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI want to be Jackson's baby!!! ;-)
    LolaBaton March 31, 2005   Link

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