"December Baby" as written by and Ingrid Michaelson....
The colored lights, they brightly shine
Unlike your eyes avoiding mine
The snow is folding sheet upon sheet
Our hands not holding as we cross the street

You have had your fill, your fill of me
You have had your fill, your fill of me

I wore the dress I thought you loved
But my boots are filling with snow you shoved
Off of the car we climb into
You finished first, I must catch up to you

You have had your fill, your fill of me
You have had your fill, your fill of me

How can I catch up when I don't don't want to?
How can I catch up when I still want you?

You have had your fill, your fill of me
You have had your fill, your fill of me

December baby, you are my
December baby, you are my
December baby, you are my
December baby, you are mine


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"December Baby" as written by Ingrid Michaelson

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  • +2
    General Commenthe should have reached out and touched my hand.
    iheartedwardcullenon January 12, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentSuch a beautiful song. I think it's about the fact the other person's moved on ("your eyes avoiding mine") and you're trying to catch up with them, but can't. It's such a horrible feeling when you know the other person doesn't feel the same way anymore and you want to make them, but can't. "You have had your fill, your fill of me" is about the fact he's done with her, he's got what he wanted from her and is now ready to go.

    Also, I reckon the juxtaposition in the lines

    "How can I catch up when I don't don't want to?
    How can I catch up when I still want you?"

    Is that she doesn't want to catch up with him because she knows it's a bad idea because he doesn't want her anymore, yet at the same time she wants to catch up with him because she still feels the same way... But it's not a good idea.
    missmeon August 20, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song truly expresses the aching that one feels when they no longer feel wanted by someone they love. Ingrid has an amazing way of showing how everyday events can effect someone. - "Our hands not holding as we cross the street."


    How can I catch up when I don't want to
    How can I catch up when I still want you
    You have had your fill your fill of me.

    -- So beautifully put.... SHE is incredible!!
    FSU Kellyon April 16, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"You finished first, I must catch up to you."
    "How can I catch up when I don't don't want to?
    How can I catch up when I still want you?"

    She doesn't want to be over him even though he's over her. She misses what they had.
    jitteryjellyon March 05, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis girl is amazing. so simple yet breathtaking...
    airforceONEon August 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou can feel the girl's [or Ingrids?] pain in this song. Your heart aches for her.
    MirandaMbon September 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti heard about ingrid i'd say about mid-may last yeat
    i was so excited to hear her on grey's
    i love ingrid
    and she so deserves to be heard
    speaking for hearing ingrid my thoughts on the song:
    i absolutely love the gut wrenching honesty that she coveys so easily
    it's almost like she can reach into your soul
    the most wonderful thing about this song, i think
    is when right before the last verse
    the song goes into complete chaos,
    then completely shuts down
    like the song is so heartbroken it can't bear to go on
    but then it realizes it has a purpose
    and it picks back up and finishes what it starts
    it's completely genius
    razehateon January 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSimply amazing!

    This song explains one of my situations I'm dealing with now.

    There was this guy that I [really] loved that had to move away, that I might never see again. But him moving away was actually better for him. When he lived where I do now, he was always sad and dealed with a bunch of crap.

    thespecialoneon May 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commentone part i dont completely understand is the how do i catch up when i dont want to, how do i catch up when i still want you.

    i mean why wouldnt she want to catch up to him? i thought she loved him. and is it more that he is maybe going down a road that she cant follow?
    cryostrichon July 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLately, when I've been listening to this song, I've been imagining a May-December-type romance.

    I love the arrangement and delivery of the song. So awing.
    alisonrson August 17, 2008   Link

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