"Baby Doll" as written by and John Lawler....
Baby doll, do you believe they'll catch you when you fall
And when morning comes, the sun is gonna shine
Don't forget your minor keys your half lit cigarette
'Cause when morning comes, God knows that you'll be mine
So let me in, I'm ready to beg and to sing for my sins
Not leave it to chance and sweet coincidence
That's just crazy and you know it's true

Well they said you were long gone
I just laughed and said alright
Bring her home tonight
And I heard you was graciously put on
I just laughed and said good night guess it's alright

Baby doll, the men who hang like flowers in you hall
Are asking when your love is gonna show
And who knows why the love you need
Will always pass you by
Well I heard it's true your love is gonna grow

So let me know, 'cause I can stay, or honey I can go
Just to wherever you tell me so
And find my place there and there I'll stay

Well they said you was burned out, I just laughed
And said come on she's not burned, she's just gone
And it took me too long till I found out
Faces that you know the best, oh well I guess
And they laughed when you said you was leaving
Everybody knows you well except for me can't you tell
And you watched from the wings of the late show
Roses by you're feet of red for me you said

Baby doll (Repeat 6x)


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"Babydoll" as written by John Lawler

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    General CommentOn the track by track for Here We Stand Jon says that babydoll is the only song on the album where the lyrics are nonsense
    jbauson January 29, 2010   Link
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    General Commentgreat song....my guess is that its about a hooker who he is in love with, or at the least a girl that strings along alot of guys.
    greengripon June 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think he's in love with this girl, and will do anything to prove his love for her ("I'm ready to beg and to sing for my sins.") But he seems like he doesn't really take it seriously, with him kind of brushing off friends telling him she's gone... almost like a joke, like yeah, yeah, "bring her home tonight." He is just waiting to find out whether she wants him, too, or if she'll choose someone else.

    In the last stanza, he thinks she's left him, but it turns out his friends know her better than he does, and she's really just "burned" from a fight. ("They said you was burned out, I just laughed and said 'come one, she's not burned, she's just gone...' They laughed when you said you was leaving, everybody knows you well, except for me, can't you tell?").

    I love this song, it's so beautiful, one of my favorites.
    It almost makes me want to cry.
    LMosheron June 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOh, this is such a beautiful song! Definitely one of my favorite tracks!
    TheyCallMeSamon July 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is a beautiful song. I think it's about a girl who many people are obsessed with, (the men will hang like flowers in your hall, all asking when your love is going to show), and he wants her too, but he's able to deal with it and he's not as obsessed. But that's my own twist on it.
    mooseofshadowson July 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure the lyrics go as such:

    Babydoll, do you believe they'll catch you when you fall
    And when morning comes the sun is gonna shine?
    Don't forget your minor keys your half-lit cigarette
    Cause when morning comes, god knows that you'll be mine.
    So let me in.
    I'm ready to beg and to sing for my sins,
    Not leave it to chance or sweet coincidence
    Cause that's just crazy and you know its true

    Babydoll, the men who hang like flowers in your hall
    Are asking when your love is gonna show
    And who knows why
    The love you need'll always pass you by?
    And I heard its true your love is gonna grow
    So let me know
    Cause I can stay or honey I can go
    Just to where ever you tell me so
    I'll find my place there, and there I'll stay
    metallicroseon September 30, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwhat i like about the fratellis is that their songs have so much crammed into them
    i love the first verse of this song.

    and i agree with metallicrose about what the lyrics are

    (:
    kiss.with.a.fiston November 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe part I love the most and I feel most of us guys could relate with...

    "and they laughed when you said you was leaving,
    everybody knows you well 'cept for me cant you tell?"

    "They" knew it wasn't gonna work, and on the outside of the drama, its kinda funny...dude tries for the impossible, gets knocked down, and gets the "I told ya so" treatment, where on the otherside of the fence the dude is blinded by hope and believes he has a chance. Hopeless romantic shit. I know there are a lot more guys out there that are and don't want to admit it, but you know this brought back memories too :P
    Kagekoon April 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about the girl that everybody wants, and so does he, but not as much as everybody else. He's trying to explain to her that everybody knows her better than him but that doesn't matter. That's just what I think, doesn't mean it's right.
    RaspberryRainon February 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think -but thats only my opinion and it could be, that this is totally wrong- that there is a girl that many guys like or try to get, and he's convinced that he's the only one who really loves her and that the others are all going to let her fall after they had her. She'll spend the nights with them, but in the end, she'll realize he's the one and goes to him ( Baby doll, do you believe they'll catch you when you fall And when morning comes the sun is gonna shine Don't forget your minor keys your half-lit cigarette) So he doesn't really care about where she slept, because in a stupid way he trusts her.
    And he knows she doesn't really love him, but thats only because of the fact that she doesn't know he's the best for her (The love you need'll always pass you by) and he'll wait till she wants him, but in this time she cann tell him to go or to stay, he'll do whatever she wants from him, but he won't stop liking her.
    And when she says that she's leaving, everyone's lauhing because she tells that without ever really being anywhere where she can leave, he never really had her. And he realizes that he was a fool and everyone around him have always knew that it's nothing serious, it's just some hook up or something..

    I apologize for mistakes or bad grammar, I'm from germany :)
    Roxxon October 13, 2010   Link

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