"Baby Girl" as written by and Robert Bret Hartley Lisa Kay Simonton....
They say this town
The stars stay up all night
Don't know, can't see 'em
For the glow of the neon lights
And it's a long way from here
To the place where the home fires burn
Well, it's two thousand miles and one left turn

Dear Mom and Dad,
Please send money,I'm so broke that it ain't funny.
I don't need much just enough to get me through.
Please don't worry cause I'm alright
I'm playing here at the bar tonight.
This time I'm gonna make our dreams come true
Well I love you more than anything in the world.
Love,
Your baby girl

Black top, blue sky
Big town full of little white lies
Everybody's your friend, you can never be sure
They promise fancy cars and diamond rings
All sorts of shiny things
Girl, you'll remember what your knees are for

Dear Mom and Dad,
Please send money,I'm so broke that it ain't funny.
I don't need much just enough to get me through.
Please don't worry cause I'm alright
I'm playing here at the bar tonight.
This time I'm gonna make our dreams come true
Well I love you more than anything in the world.
Love,
Your baby girl

I know that I'm on my way
I can tell every time I play
And I know it's worth all the dues I pay
When I can write to you and say

Dear Mom and Dad,
I'll send money, I'm so rich that it ain't funny
It ought ta be more than enough to get you through
Please don't worry cause I'm alright
I'm staying here at the Ritz tonight
What ta ya know we made our dreams come true!
And there are fancy cars and diamond rings
But you know that they don't mean a thing
They all add up to nothing compared to you
Well, remember me in ribbons and curls
I still love you more than anything in the world.
Love,
Your baby girl
Baby girl
Baby girl


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"Baby Girl" as written by Jennifer Nettles Kristian Bush

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, GREATER GOOD SONGS, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC, DAN HODGES MUSIC, LLC

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    General CommentI'm not a fan of country but for some reason I really enjoy this song. It shows that no matter what you do in life your parents always mean something to you.
    Amaya-chanon January 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe line about your knees is talking about having to grovel and beg for a break sometimes... it isn't easy in the music industry, and this song captures the lives of all the struggling artists out there, bartending, waitressing and trying to do shows and get the word out on them. Its everyone's dream in the industry to write home and not need the money anymore...
    I love this song seeing as I was one of those struggling a few years ago... makes me wish i hadn't given up
    .one.last.try.on September 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe song is all about hard work and how long and how hard she work to get to where she wanted to be... so the line "girl, you'll remember what your knees are for" has no sexual meaning about it what so ever, but is a term for hard work... like "I've been on my hands and knees all day bustin' my ass"... that's all it's saying... i know this cause my momma has been bustin' her ass for 20 years to make sure my brothers and i are taken care of... and now im just trying to return the favor... and to those of you who have both your parents in your life helping you out, don't take it for granted... it's a blessing and you should show your love and appreciation for them every chance you get because you only get one momma and pops... dueces
    Goon1424on March 22, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti don't know why, but this song stuck on me! it's a lil weird the first few times you hear it but it's one of my favorites now.

    I know that i'm on my way,
    When I can tell every time I play.

    I love this.
    queenvictoria_14on March 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's a good song but I don't understand the part about "Girl, you'll remember what your knees are for." Have sexually explicit lyrics (or sexually suggestive lyrics) made their way into Country Music now?
    John Holmeson May 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti honestly think that she says :"girl you'll remember what your needs are for." but thats just me i may be stupid but owell.
    Army123on August 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHaha, the knees line makes me laugh. I wonder if they knew it would be interpted like that when they (or Jennifer, not sure if it was a group effort).

    I am not sure what the knees comment refers to. It could be the begging for favors and breaks. It could also imply praying.
    2randomthoughtson December 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics really do say "Girl you'll remember what your knees are for." This is a reference to praying to God and thanking him for everything that he gave you, such as your talent and will to continue on. It has no sexual connotations, and it is definitely not about begging. This can be proved by the lines before it telling her not to become distracted by the "shiny things" and gifts that people will offer her, but to stay true to her family morals and her beliefs.
    drummer_girl803on January 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think that the line "You'll remember what your knees are for" is going of both about Faith & Sexually suggestive. They're saying "Get down and pray", hoping that she won't use her knees for other things. you know? Just IMO.
    Simplethings18on April 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI have to say, this is the song that got me hooked on Sugarland. I just love the up-beatiness of their songs...

    It's about reaching thier dreams but still remembering the important things in life "And there are fancy cars and diamond rings,
    But you know that they don't mean a thing,"
    LiveLoveMusicon June 25, 2007   Link

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