"She's My Baby" as written by and Jeff/dylan Lynne....
She's my baby, She belongs to me
But yesterday she walked home all alone
Everybody else, looks at my baby
Then they wandered over to me
But baby's feelin' bad today
She said she's thinking of goin' away
Oh baby I'm cryin', And my body's flyin'
But I remember you
She's my baby, Ain't that something
But I know she belongs to you
Yesterday was another day, when I,
Saw your baby, walkin' home alone,
I'm feelin' sorry
I called you but I
I guess that I forgot your name
Baby's feelin' bad today
She said she's thinkin' of goin' away
But she's just like lightning
She goes right through you
Then you know you'll never
Be the same
Now everybody looks
All around the corner
Just to see your baby
Walkin' home

She's my baby
Ain't that something
But I know that she belongs to you
She belongs to you



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"She's My Baby" as written by Jeff/dylan Lynne

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    General CommentActually, I don't think Hope wrote the lyrics for many of the early songs. Her male partner - I forgot his name - may have written the lyrics and she just sang them the way he had written them. They both receive credit for lyrics/music, so it is not clear who wrote what.

    So, no. I don't think it's about adoption or about a homosexual relationship. I think it's about a guy who fell in love with a woman, but this woman is now with someone else. She's so beautiful that people turn around to look at her as she walks by. He still considers her his love (his baby), but she belongs to another guy he knows and is possibly friends with.

    Yeah, yeah. I love her. I still think of her as mine. I still think about her even though she is with you. Sorry, dude.
    40zebrason March 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song is about giving your child away for adoption, from the point of view of the one who is giving their baby away.
    Ok, well, this is pretty much how I have dechiphered it; a young girl who became pregnant, but was not able to keep her child...as much as it hurt her. And now she can never forget her, she always thinks of her. Watches her walk home ( from school ) --'Yesterday was another day, when I Saw your baby, walkin' home alone'.

    Possibly calling the house of residence just to hang up. --' I'm feelin' sorry, I called you but I, I guess that I forgot your name'. ..

    And this could possibly be a reference to the actual birth? --'But she's just like lightning, She goes right through you, Then you know you'll never Be the same'.

    Technically she is the childs parent, but legally the child now belongs to another. --
    ' She's my baby, Ain't that something, But I know that she belongs to you, She belongs to you '.

    Shrug. Reread the lyrics with this thought in mind, maybe it will make sense to you as well.

    Plus, in the video, there is a glimps of a little girl holding a doll....
    drivingcircleson January 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAnother thing I thought it could have meant, was a secret homosexual relationship between two women, in which one of them had an open heterosexual relationship. So basically one of them had a man. The song is sung from the point of view of the one who only has one mate. So her baby belongs to another. And her baby has been thinking of leaving her, just to be with that other.

    Now that i think of it, it doesn't necessarily have to be an open heterosexual relationship, either way, the baby is in a relationship whilst still having her fun on the side. ..
    drivingcircleson January 11, 2008   Link
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    General Commenthope is my baby.
    egolailaon September 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI saw this song as describing a kidnapping. either from the stand point of the kidnapper, or from the view of the kidnapped.
    ficklefloweron August 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI saw this song as describing a kidnapping. either from the stand point of the kidnapper, or from the view of the kidnapped.
    ficklefloweron August 02, 2008   Link
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    General Commentgod, i loooove this song. it's meaning is blurry but it doesnt matter because it has so much emotion.


    in the lyrics i feel like it says:
    "Everybody else, looks at my baby
    Then they wanna know her name"

    instead of "then they wandered over to me"

    from my point of view, i see it as one girl who is totally infatuated with this other mysterious, beautiful girl when she sees her walking home alone. not infatuated like love, just obsession and wanting. but the first girl knows that the mysterious baby is not hers, that she belongs to someone else and that she wont ever get to truly know her. but the baby is 'like lighting', once shes struck, the girl wont ever be the same. i think the song embodies awe, beauty and maybe even a hint of jealousy for someone you really want but will never have or be.

    this song is so inspiring to me, im writing a short story based on it's lyrics.


    gah, i love mazzy and i dream of hope's voice.
    mmmiloveiton December 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI always saw it as an inner personal conflict about keeping yourself or loosing it to someone else, that lover you can't let go of. They'll call just to ask for a different name.
    RedBreedon November 20, 2011   Link

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