"Baby Step Back" as written by and Gordon Lightfoot....
Now it looks to me like the same old place
In the sky it looks like rain
The same old town with the same old streets
The address has not change
You can find me there
With the door shut tight
And the one wish that remains

Baby step back baby step back
Either step up or step back

No you know I don't write no bad checks
I have no wish to repent
I've seen a few
But whatever I do
I don't cause no accidents
Whiskey and wine help me pass the time
I don't leave no evidence

Baby step back baby step back
Either step up or step back
Baby step back baby step back
Either step up or step back

Still I don't kneel down
I was born to fight
So you'd best leave me alone
Maybe I'll get much more than I need
Or much less than I should own
Last of all let me say it again
Either step up or step on

Baby step back baby step back
Either step up or step back
Baby step back baby step back
Either step up or step back

Baby walk back baby walk back
Either step up or step back
Baby walk back
Baby walk back
Either walk on or walk back
Baby step back baby step back
Either step up or step back
Baby step back baby step back
Either step up or step back


Lyrics submitted by ButNeverOutgunned

"Baby Step Back" as written by Gordon Lightfoot

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Baby Step Back song meanings
Add your thoughts

2 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General Commentsomeone who was cheated in some way, he's now holed up away from the world and is still feeling the sting of what happened to him... i'm not good at song analysis but i know it's a good song.
    lzphishheadon January 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationDefinitely a lot of bellicosity about a woman, but it's not obvious that she cheated on him--just that he feels she mistreated him. The opening verse suggests that he's moved back where he was living before he moved in w/her.
    Anguson February 21, 2014   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain