"Babyface" as written by and Dave Evans Adam Clayton....
Watching your bright blue eyes
In the freeze frame
I've seen them so many times
I feel like I must be your best friend
You're looking fine, so fine, oh my
Dressed up like a lovely day, oh

Babyface, babyface
Slow down child, let me untie your lace
Babyface, babyface
Cover girl with natural grace
How could beauty be so kind
To an ordinary guy

Coming home late at night
To turn you on
Checking out every frame
I've got slow motion on my side
Turning around and around
With the sound and color

Under my control, go
Round and around, going down
Dressed up like a lovely day

Babyface, babyface
Tin foil hair all tied up in lace
Babyface, babyface
Bitter sweet girl won't you give me a taste
How could beauty be so kind
To an ordinary guy

Do do do do do do do do do do do
Do do do do do do do do do do do

Babyface, babyface
Slow down child, let me untie your lace
Babyface, babyface
Open the door, let me unpack my case
Babyface, babyface
You're everywhere child
You're all over the place
Babyface, babyface
You're coming to me from outer-space
How could beauty be so kind
To an ordinary guy


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"Babyface" as written by Dave Evans Adam Clayton

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    General CommentBy the way it was Adam Clayton who was seeing Naomi Campbell.
    StolenBriefcaseon February 23, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment1) It was Adam Clayton who went out with Naomi Campbell.
    2) This song is about pornography.
    3) Zooropa is a criminally underappreciated record.
    svenllamaon February 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAbsolutely about television. There can be no doubt at all. There is nothing about this song that alludes to a woman that can't be used interchangably with television. seanbrady is spot-on.
    mopo976on March 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI like this song and I would have to say its my favorite off of Zooropa in front of Stay and The First Time. It sounds like such a nice, sweet song but if you really look at the lyrics they sort of have a pretty sexual meaning. I guess its just disguised behind that smooth, flowing music box melody.
    u2elevationon April 05, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI agree with the previous post and I wouldn't be surprised if this was written about Naomi Campbell who Larry Mullen, Jr. was seeing at the time. It fits. Model going round and round...tin foil hair, etc.
    rednight1972on October 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYeh, Naomi Campbell's bright blue eyes, gotta be about her. I thought it was all about pornography and manhattan cable.
    runwiththefoxeson November 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love U2 but i hate this album this is the only good song on this album.fact!
    bill_the_ponyon December 23, 2004   Link
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    General Commentbill the pony, how can you hate this album? it's fantastic. you can't not like lemon. quality. personally i think this is one of the most underrated u2 albums. i'd never ehard any johnny cash before but i love the wanderer.
    junnerson January 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHadn't listened to Zooropa in years, in fact, bought it before I was a fanatical U2 fan. Recently started lisening to it again and can't quit. Agree with junners about it being underrated. I, unfortunately was never a Cash fan until after he died. He's awesome and you should definitely give him some listening time if you loved the wanderer.
    winkeron January 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI thought it was about a TV personality that he's never met but knows everything about. THe line where he says "Coming home late at night to turn you on
    Checking out every frame
    I got slow motion on my side" makes me think of DVDs and stuff. Then "Catching your bright blue eyes in the freeze frame
    I've seen them so many times
    I feel like I must be your best friend" YOu know how it is when you've watched a show/actor so many times you feel like you know them?

    Thats what I think anyway.
    cruel_kathrynon January 31, 2005   Link

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