"Baby's in Black" as written by John Lennon and Paul Mccartney....
Oh dear, what can I do?
Baby's in black
And I'm feeling blue
Tell me, oh what can I do?
She thinks of him
And so she dresses in black
And though he'll never come back
She's dressed in black

Oh dear, what can I do?
Baby's in black
And I'm feeling blue
Tell me, oh what can I do?
I think of her
But she thinks only of him
And though it's only a whim
She thinks of him

Oh how long will it take
Till she sees the mistake
She has made?
Dear what can I do?
Baby's in black
And I'm feeling blue
Tell me, oh what can I do?


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"Baby's in Black" as written by John Winston Lennon John Lennon

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    General Commentthis song is about wanting to get a girl who is already taken, and treated like shit by her boyfriend, but she does'nt know that there are other people out there
    Billie_Joeon June 29, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a guy being in love with a girl who is still mourning her past love, and it hurts because the guy is hurting for the girl, and wants to be with her, even though she obviously still loves the guy who broke her heart before.
    still-knee-deepon June 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think the girl is in black because somebody died, perhaps her boyfriend or brother or whatever, and the singer is lamenting this because he loves her, but hse won't notice him.
    orion720on December 07, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAt first I thought the girl was satanic and "him" was Satan. But now I ag ree with Orion; it's someone mourning her old boyfriend, who died. Just a guess.
    Little Rachaelon February 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFrom what I've heard, this song is written about the Beatle's good friend Astrid Kirchher, after her boyfriend, and fifth Beatle, Stu Sutcliff died of a brain haemorrage.
    mind_gorillaon February 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Mind Gorilla's assessment. Astrid was a photographer at the time I believe...and she was blonde. I have no doubt that John was attracted to her.
    The Great Wokon March 09, 2005   Link
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    FaithinaBoxon August 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI don't think that it was written for anyone in specific really, but then again I don't really believe they took from their own lives unless they say so... Dear Prudence is about Prudence Farrow, Julia is about John's mother and Yoko, Hey Jude is about Julian, etc. They told us those were about people in their lives...
    EyeMtheWalruson April 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't want to hear this song at night because I'm a scaredy cat! Thanks to Stephen King's book, Everything's Eventual. And the story Man In The Black Suit. :)

    Thankfully, I can do my duty as a Beatle fan to listen to this song on mornings. Haha.
    handsdown4dbeatleson May 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI kind of hope this wasn't written about Astrid Kircher. That wouldn't be very sensitive considering they were friends with Stuart Sutcliffe. I feel like they wouldn't be so blunt towards someone they were close to. I don't know, that's just what I think.
    missworld77on April 29, 2007   Link

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