"Babies" as written by Nick Banks, Jarvis Branson Cocker, Candida Doyle, Stephen Patrick Mackey and Russell Senior....
Well it happened years ago,
When you lived on Stanhope Road.
We listened to your sister,
When she came home from school,
'cause she was two years older,
And she had boys in her room.
We listened outside and heard her.

Well that was alright for a while,
But soon I wanted more.
I want to see as well as hear,
And so I hid inside her wardrobe.
And she came round four,
And she was with some kid called David,
From the garage up the road.
I listened outside I heard her.

Oh I want to take you home.
I want to give you children.
You might be my girlfriend, yeah.

When I saw you next day,
I really couldn't tell,
'cause you might go and tell your mother.
And so you went with Neve,
And Neve was coming on,
And I thought I heard you laughing,
When his Mum and Dad were gone.
I listened outside, I heard you.

Oh I want to take you home.
I want to give you children.
You might be my girlfriend, yeah.

Well I guess it couldn't last too long.
I came home one day,
And all her things were gone,
I fell asleep inside.
I never heard her come.
And then she opened up her wardrobe,
And I had to get it on.

Oh, listen
We were on the bed when you came home,
I heard you stop outside the door.
I know you won't believe it's true,
I only went with her 'cause she looks like you.
Oh I want to take you home.
I want to give you children.
You might be my girlfriend, yeah.

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"Babies" as written by Jarvis Branson Cocker Candida Doyle

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  • +6
    General CommentThe surface story is :
    He fancies the younger girl.
    The sister is older and is getting it on, so they listen.
    He spies on the sister and then ends up in the cupboard spying on her.
    He then ends up avoiding the younger girl.
    Younger Girl in typical manner goes off with some other chap called Neve and sleeps with him.
    He then runs off, and spys more on the sister again.
    At some later date, the sister finds him in the cupboard and they end up sleeping together.
    He then confesses to her about sleeping with the sister yet wanting to be with her.
    She probably hates him, but it's all her fault so...
    xdvron February 10, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthe difference between love and sex.
    Kraliaon March 08, 2005   Link
  • +2
    My Interpretationxdvr summed it up....

    He sleeps with the older sister as some sort of revenge, as he's bitter he cannot be with the younger sister he really cares for (as she's dating & sleeping with some other guy). The younger sister is the one he really wants for a gf, to have babies with & all that romantic future fantasizing you do when infatuated with someone.

    Of course, the older sister resembles the younger one, which also plays into his hooking up with her. She's the next best thing, & he's a horny, curious teenage boy who takes the surprise opportunity. He sings the whole song as some sort of confession to the younger sister, suggesting he still cares & hopes for some chance with her.

    The voyeuristic aspect of this song & many Pulp songs is, well, interesting to say the least :D.
    I also notice reoccurring themes of bitterness over a woman choosing another guy over the song's narrator.
    voodoodollyon June 06, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe only thing that confuses me - does it actually say neve in the song? I thought that was a girl's name - at least 'niamh' is?
    Lafnaegleon March 28, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoesn't it kind of seem like he's gatting with his friends older sister because in some abstract way they are similar. "I only went with her 'cos she looks like you." What a brilliantly kinky song.
    wondercakeon June 17, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthave ya'll seen the video?
    ImInLoveWithMyWallson March 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere are 2 videos which one do you mean? (If it's the original, I agree)
    Geeballs14on June 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commento to be in jarvis' place. great song, easily on par with common people, possibly a smidge better
    pumkinhedon June 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit sort of seems like his making a confession to his s.o. (someone) and she seems mostly ok with it. good for her.
    pumkinhedon June 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so kwl the beginning has the best tune eva i really love pulp especially different class and his and hers!!!
    tuna fishon January 25, 2006   Link

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