You're just a baby, baby girl
So kiss me on the cheek and then go off to school
You're just a baby, baby girl
So kiss me on the cheek before you know what's cool
You will be leaving in the morning
And I won't be there to see you go off your head
You will be working in the morning
And I won't be there to see you go off your head

Refrain:
There must be a reason for all the looks we gave
And all the things we never said before
So what's the score?
'Cause there must be a reason for all the looks we gave
And all the things we never said before, before

You're such a baby, baby girl
So kiss me on the cheek before you know what's sweet
You're just a baby, baby girl
So kiss me on the cheek before you go to sleep
You will be working in the morning
And I won't be there to see you go off your head
Yeah, you will be crying in the morning
And I won't be there to see you go off your head

Refrain

You're such a baby, baby girl
So kiss me on the cheek before you go to sleep
You're such a baby, baby girl
So let go of my hand so we can get some sleep
you will be crying in the morning
And I won't be there to see you go off your head
'Cause you will be married in the morning
And I won't be there to see you go off your head

Refrain x2


Lyrics submitted by Empirer85, edited by jojojo91

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    General CommentI think he is talking about a girl who has been interested in him although she's got a partner It seems like he is warning her that he can go further than looks and kisses if she wants but he won't take any responsability on that.
    jolieon April 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti really love this song.
    i've noticed not many people seem to like it that much though.
    chartsengrafson June 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell, i like it... and the lyrics here are not correct, they re mixed up at the beginning, but it's ok... at the end instead they re missing a line: ..."cause you will be married in the morning and i won't be there to see you go off your head"...
    faith_veniceon January 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI've taken this to be in the perspective of a parent referring to his/her daughter, knowing that she's not going to be sweet and young forever; she's going to go off to school, she's going to get a job, and she's going to get married some day. However, this theory doesn't make a whole lot of sense when you account for the chorus.
    katpantson March 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWhen I listen this song, I imagine a man with 30, 40 years and a young girl about 18. He knows that dating her is kind of wrong, but he likes and wants to "help" her teaching life lessons. This help maybe an excuse for all he did.
    pjnson September 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI always picture a slightly older guy who knows that he and a younger girl have a sort of connection, but they are not allowed to admit. He is realistic about things, hence he only allows her to metaphorically kiss her on the cheek before she goes to school, but he is addressing the situation with her because he needs to know for certain where he stands. He knows that life will move on for her but that he will not be allowed to see her through it, so he needs her to let him know 'what's the score' on the grand scheme of things.

    At least, that's how I hear it.
    Belle97on May 21, 2015   Link
  • -1
    General CommentIt sounds like it's about a dramatic and immature woman. Perhaps they get together (maybe for just a night) and he realizes this and won't be around in the morning (he's leaving her).
    Southboundon November 10, 2006   Link

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