"Baby" as written by and Serj Tankian....
You came to me within a dream
Not everyone is who they seem,
All these words we cant redeem,
Like the great magic of our world,
Corroborated by your words,
Splitting planets into thirds.

Baby oh baby,
Baby my baby,
Baby ooh babe
I miss you, lalala,
Baby oh baby,
Baby my babe,
Baby ooh babe
I miss you

To all the leaves that fall in vain,
While god and goddess go insane
All these words in your domain,
The watches kill time as the books read,
Inadvertently we bleed
Fighting for what we deceive,

Baby oh baby,
Baby my baby,
Baby ooh babe
I miss you, lalala,
Baby oh baby,
Baby my babe,
Baby ooh babe
I miss you

Leave me alone,
Leave me alone,
Now why cant you see that you always
perturb me so
Nearing the end of the world, just leave me
alone
leave me alone
Why cant you see that you always perturb me
so
Nearing the end of the world, leave me alone,
Leave me alone.

Baby oh baby,
Baby my baby,
Baby ooh babe
I miss you, lalala,
Baby oh baby,
Baby my babe,
Baby ooh babe
I miss you


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"Baby" as written by Serj Tankian

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    General Commentagain a literary lyrics...
    pregressive1first2writer2on January 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI dunno but it just seems like a love song to me, to put it bluntly =)

    It's a great song anyhow (like every song on Elect the Dead).
    Crujebsulon October 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentman made classifications, labels and time only seperate our world and deviate away from true existance
    Rock2hard4uon December 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou know I'll agree, I will agree that it's a love song about peace, and after hearing this I thought of something to add to it.

    "Leave me alone,
    Leave me alone,
    Now why can't you see that you always perturb me so,
    Nearing the end of the world, just leave me alone,
    Leave me alone,
    Why can't you see that you always perturb me so,
    Nearing the end of the world, leave me alone,
    Leave me alone..."

    Did you know that the character Socrates in Plato's book refers to justice as "minding your own business". Not interrupting somethings process of being what it ought to be...

    Let me know what you think. Does it sound fitting.
    MikeDecipheron February 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYou know I'll agree, I will agree that it's a love song about peace, and after hearing this I thought of something to add to it.

    "Leave me alone,
    Leave me alone,
    Now why can't you see that you always perturb me so,
    Nearing the end of the world, just leave me alone,
    Leave me alone,
    Why can't you see that you always perturb me so,
    Nearing the end of the world, leave me alone,
    Leave me alone..."

    Did you know that the character Socrates in Plato's book refers to justice as "minding your own business". Not interrupting somethings process of being what it ought to be...

    Let me know what you think. Does it sound fitting.
    MikeDecipheron February 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with MikeDecipher.
    Graveviruson May 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAfter watching the video, I think it is about a breakup and how people go about it differently, sometimes lying to themselves about the impact it has on the other person. Hence:

    To all the leaves that fall in vain,
    While god and goddess go insane,
    All these words in your domain,
    The watches kill time as the books read,


    This ties with videos theme of the guy going nuts while the girl calmly reads her book. She SEEMS to be unaffected, just reading her book, but she's mimicking all the same words the guy is feeling. Hence:

    Inadvertently we bleed,
    Fighting for what we deceive..

    As for why they're not together if they both miss each other so much: How many times have you dated someone you really liked, but trying to actually be with them was impossible? With the other songs on the album being about the end of the world, who has time to be with someone who perturbs you? Hence:

    Leave me alone,
    Leave me alone,
    Now why can't you see that you always perturb me so,
    Nearing the end of the world, just leave me alone,

    In a nutshell I think Serj is talking about those connections who have with certain people that are just awesome, so that when it's over you miss them. But it's over for a reason, so it's not a song about reconciliation. It's also about how even though we think the person that's going nuts and acting out is the only one hurting, but they're not, both parties hurt and tell themselves what they need to inorder to move on.
    Batqweenon June 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentPersonally, I think he's making a reference to George Orwell's book, 1984.
    What finally brought me to this conclusion was the line, "splitting planets into thirds." In 1984, Earth is domnated by three major Communist Superpowers who perpetually fight each other, but will never defeat the other.
    Also, "kill time as the book reads" could be a reference to Goldstein's book in 1984, which explains the meaning and existence of the superstates.
    Lastly, his "baby" is the Winston's love interest Julia. He misses her, but he also realizers that the two of them together is always, suicide.
    dreamer_of_evilon November 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is soo deep. Once again, Serj references George Orwell. But this time, he's actually separating the song into thirds, if you notice. It is cyclic and is very diminutive of 1984. Plus, it's talking about how we deal with our allies in the same way that we deal with our enemies... efficaciously.
    Havadollaron October 21, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI'm listening to it for the first time, and I really think this song is personifying the United States and our allies in the "coalition of the willing."
    Gearing the country up for war, the hawks boasted about all of our allies and international support that really only sent token forces. As they one by one withdraw their troops, the administration says "Well, we don't need them anyway."
    But still the politicians miss them because they liked to propagate the idea that we're not doing this alone, and people are now seeing through their lies.
    Striderscionon October 25, 2007   Link

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