"Baby Driver" as written by and Paul Simon....
My daddy was the family bassman
My mamma was an engineer
And I was born one dark gray morn
With music coming in my ears
In my ears

They call me Baby Driver
And once upon a pair of wheels
I hit the road and I'm gone
What's my number
I wonder how your engines feel
Ba ba ba ba
Scoot down the road
What's my number
I wonder how your engines feel
Shine a light, ooo ooo oo, ooo ooo oo

My daddy was a prominent frogman
My mamma's in the Naval reserve
When I was young I carried a gun
But I never got the chance to serve
I did not serve

They call me Baby Driver
And once upon a pair of wheels
I hit the road and I'm gone
What's my number
I wonder how your engines feel
Ba ba ba ba
Scoot down the road
What's my number
I wonder how your engines feel

Ba ba ba ba, mmm ba ba ba ba

My daddy got a big promotion
My mamma got a raise in pay
There's no one home, we're all alone
Oh come into my room and play
Yes we can play

I'm not talking about your pigtails
But I'm talking 'bout your sex appeal
I hit the road and I'm gone
What's my number

I wonder how your engines feel
Ba ba ba ba
Scoot down the road
What's my number
I wonder how your engines feel

To oo ooo to oo ooo to oo ooo oo ooo oo ooo oo ooo


Lyrics submitted by kevin

"Baby Driver" as written by Paul Simon

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +1
    General CommentFab song for any kid who grew up with no siblings but with working parents, when you reached 14 or so, you had the house to yourself - wow!! What memories
    nagromnaion October 28, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI wonder how your engine feel and a few other lines are defintely not-so-subtle
    goforgustoon September 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHaha I was so excited about the line "I'm not talking about your pigtails, but I'm talking 'bout your sex appeal." There is nothing better than Simon and Garfunkel acting very un-Simon and Garfunkel. Totally hilarious and fun.
    wanderloveon September 09, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmy mum told me how she used to turn down the volume when it got to the pigtails and sex appeal line when she used to play this in her parent's house.
    EStreetSparkson April 13, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAweee, I love this! It's so out of character for them, and it makes it hilarious!
    They're always so sweet, then this song pops up and you hear
    "I wonder how your engine feels!"
    doomsdayclockon June 13, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is a great description of the lives of the children that were teens in the 1950s lol. Simon and Garfunkel capture them perfectly.
    godaikage123on October 30, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIs it just me or does this sound like a a man using pick up lines and casual sex? What's my number ... that is he never gives out his number, just goes on to the next girl?

    His daddy and mummy's role change frequently, again is this his way of telling lies at bars or the like to get girls in his bed?

    Baby Driver ... has sex with them and is on his way (down the road)
    sokornyon March 17, 2015   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSly, funny song about a young guy in lust. Great melody and beat with an all-American feel.
    ANetlineron August 18, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't believe nobody commented on this song, i really like it. It's definitely a change in style from classic S&G, such as America and Sound of Silence though.
    starangelon May 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't believe only two people have commented! This is an awesome song!
    keep_fishin06on September 26, 2006   Link

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