"Babe" as written by and Dennis Deyoung....
Babe, I'm leaving, I must be on my way
The time is drawing near
My train is going, I see it in your eyes
The love, the need, your tears
But I'll be lonely without you
And I'll need your love to see me through
Please believe me, my heart is in your hands
And I'll be missing you.

You know it's you Babe
Whenever I get weary and I've had enough
Feel like giving up
You know it's you Babe
Giving me the courage and the strength I need
Please believe that it's true
Babe, I love you.

You know it's you Babe
Whenever I get weary and I've had enough
Feel like giving up
You know it's you Babe
Giving me the courage and the strength I need
Please believe that it's true
Babe, I love you.

Babe, I'm leaving, I'll say it once again
Somehow try to smile
I know the feeling we're trying to forget
If only for a while
But I'll be lonely without you
And I'll need your love to see me through
Please believe me, my heart is in your hands
And I'll be missing you
Babe, I love you.


Lyrics submitted by kevin

Babe song meanings
Add your thoughts

13 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General CommentI can appreciate lyrics as much as the next guy, but I think this song is one of the sappiest I have ever heard. It's as if they said "let's write a top 40 love ballad hit" and proceeded to do so. I remember several couples in high school and college who chose this as "their song" when they had to part in September. Yeccchhh!! (of course, I didn't have a girlfriend at the time, so maybe I'm just bitter, but I still think this song is sappy)
    stevebufoon April 07, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA sad song,but so beautiful. :) Dennis DeYoung is amazing musician.
    Thia007on November 23, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWOW! I can't believe no-one has commented ont this song, it's awsome, it reminds me (the chorus) of this girl that I know. Whenever I think that I have no reason to do anything, she gives me the strength to go on.
    Olexon June 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAbout a guy who must move on and separate from his true love, for whatever reason their relationship is a dead end right now. Maybe she is married to someone else or maybe he's just mov'n on and she can't join him. sentimental and touching song.
    pamplonaon October 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI absolutely love this song...it's one of those love songs that really hits hard for me...

    It's not my favorite by Styx, but it's certainly high on the list.
    excalibur2on February 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is on i-tunes list of essential love songs. Just thought I'd mention that.
    inpraiseoffollyon September 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis has really nice lyrics, it's meaningful, mainly being, that he is leaving, for whatever reason, but will continue to miss her, and he needs to know that she'll will keep loving him as well.
    deludedon November 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song was written by Dennis De Young for his wife Suzanne. I believe they are still married and have a good relationship, so I would assume this was written about him being on the road and touring, not about being in a dead-end relationship.
    byteskaton May 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song is styx's way of saying "babe, jason loves jaime" this song is about me and my girl's great relationship! lol
    tyrantfouron February 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbyteskat got it right. Dennis Deyoung wrote this song for his wife because he was away from her so much while the band was touring. But if you have a special lady in your life, it also works as a love song to her. Beautiful song, BTW.
    rockinazon June 22, 2009   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain