"Baby, You're My Light" as written by and Richard Willis Hawley....
First time the longing in you wears the girl that grows it
And if he relieves you know that then you've blown it
And as life goes on you know you get to taste
All you find
Cause baby, you're my light
Baby you're my light

Next time the feeling is the same, don't have to show it
A window of belief is where you own it
And as life goes on you know you have to face
All you find
Cause baby, you're my light
Baby, you're my light
Baby, you're my light

Baby, you're my light

Last time the years have gone the moment's on you know it
But I believe in you and now I'll show it
And as life goes on you know you don't have to hate
All you find
Baby, you're my light [Repeat: x5]


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"Baby You're My Light" as written by Richard Willis Hawley

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  • +2
    General Commentit is an utterly sumptuous song, and Mr Hawley is a national gem. A drunken Pitsmoor genius. Which, in my opinion, is the ideal kind of genius.

    On first listening, it does appear to be a love song, which I guess it is. But not in a relationship sense. The song was a sonnet to his new born baby daughter - according to Richard himself in an interview with Mark Radcliffe back in the day when he was still on Radio 1 with Lard - and is, I assume, farther advice to her on how life may turn out, and no matter how good or bad it may be: you'll be alright kiddo.
    peyoteradiotheatreon July 11, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwe have the same last name :)
    BashTheFashon July 31, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationFirst verse is the youthful version of the individual singing, who loves without taking action and ends up without what he wants. It is his first 'taste' of love, and has an optimistic view of what can be.
    Second verse is the experienced version of the individual singing, who can believe in himself enough to know what his heart truely wants. It is the realization that events in life happen that are not in our control, and to be content or happy your must accept these events and by facing up to the 'cards you were dealt' you will gain some peace.
    Third verse is the seasoned version of the individual singing, who does not have the same amount of time to waste being uncertain, jealous or scared of love. "The moment's on", and he will do what is in his heart to show how he believes in his love for the other person. He knows that hate does not allow growth, and is at peace with letting things go and appreciating the good that is around him.
    His baby is a guiding light for him in the direction to understanding and peace within himself by his (eventual) love for her.
    falseauthenticon August 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWhy no comments.A brilliant song.
    endeavouron March 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentits a sweet song. i think its about relationships ending and new ones beginning. "And as life goes on you know you don't have to hate
    All you find " .. having no more sore feelings about the past.. not hating or regretting.. very sad :-/
    lemona9on October 28, 2008   Link

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