"Baby" as written by and Martha Wainwright....
Nothing so bright
Nothing so smooth
Nothing so pure
As my baby

All of my life
Days into night
All I did dream was my baby

Until the day
Darkness entwined
With silver eyes
Was my baby staring at me

And since then I can't see straight
And since then my smile's been fake
Funny I know, the troubles I've seen
But through one eye only that's clear

If you bring along your needles
Then I'll bring my sharpened pencils
And draw one more comic tragedy
My baby
So call up the child players
From madam we'll rent the parlor
And dance to death
Till I can't see
My baby


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"Baby" as written by Martha Wainwright

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    General CommentThe song has a very sad and somber tone to it. I believe a read somewhere that is about one of Rufus' lovers, who was a drug addict. Hence, "you bring along your needles." You can check it out on Rufus' website. And he should know. I mean, hell, he wrote the song.
    pjkeeferon May 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI adore this song...and ?Rufus...on two totally different levels ^-^
    octogirlprettyon October 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm thinking this song may contain references to his crystal meth addiction. He temporarily lost his eyesight while he was addicted, so perhaps the lines " And since then I can't see straight
    And since then my smile's been fake
    Funny I know the troubles I've seen
    But through one eye only that's clean" refer to that. His "baby" could be a lover of his, or it's possible he's referring to the drug itself. Either way, this is a beautiful song.
    StarkRavenMadon September 01, 2008   Link

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