Slim lined sheik faced
Angel of the night
Riding like a cowboy
In the graveyard of the night

New York witch in the dungeon
Of the day
I'm trying to write my novel
But all you do is play

Mince pie dog-eye
Eagle on the wind
I'm searching through this garbage
Looking for a friend

Your uncle with an alligator
Chained to his leg
Dangles you your freedom
Then he offers you his bed

It seems to me to dream
Is something too wild
In Max's Kansas City
You a belladonna child

Riding on the highways
On the gateways to the south
You're talking with your boots
And you're walking with your mouth

Baby Boomerang
Baby Boomerang
You never spike a person
But you always bang the whole gang
Thank you ma'am

Lyrics submitted by oofus, edited by hornytheclown

Baby Boomerang Lyrics as written by Marc Bolan

Lyrics © Spirit Music Group

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    Song MeaningAt its base, the song seems to be about unrequited love. But the girl that the narrator lusts after isn't your normal woman. At the very least, she is very promiscuous and she most likely is a prostitute. Which compounds the fact that the narrator has been unsuccessful in his pursuit of this girl. Not sure what that tells you about the narrator, but it reminds me of the "couldn't get laid in a whorehouse" saying.

    No matter what, Bolan seems to lay down everything pretty clearly. The narrator is in love with the girl and he clearly wants her. Maybe solely as a sexual partner, but I think the line "I'm trying to write my novel, but all you do is play" means he has planned out his dream relationship with her. But sadly she is living her own life (with other guys).

    "I'm searching through this garbage, looking for a friend" might imply the narrator has dated and tried to find another woman, but nobody compares to Boomerang.

    Bolan also details a bit of her life. She an "angel of the night" (which I assume means hooker). I think the "New York witch" line means she's tried to go straight, but she's not suited for a normal life. She doesn't seem to have many options. Even her family seems to take advantage of her. The end of the second verse seems to be Boomerang's uncle offering her a way out of this life. But as it turns out, he's only interested in her body, like everyone else (beside possibly the narrator).

    At the end of the song, "It seems to me to dream is something too wild" might be the narrator relenting and realizing things aren't going to work out the way he would like. Boomerang is heading south (catching rides the only way she knows how). She might be leaving New York in a last ditch effort to finally go straight.

    I think the name Baby Boomerang kind of creates a dual and sad reading of the female character as well. Like she is trapped in her lifestyle. It's the only thing that makes sense to her. She tries to go straight, but it never works out and she keeps coming back to her old life (which is where the boomerang reference comes from).

    That might also be why she never "spikes" the narrator. This is inferring a lot, but Boomerang might have similar feeling for the narrator, so she doesn't have sex with him. The narrator is upset and confused by this and he exasperates his confusion during the chorus. Boomerang might be waiting for her life to get straighten out before she attempts a relationship. But that's just a wild guess.

    In the end, I think the song is something many guys can relate with. A tale of unrequited love, where it seems everyone is finding love when you are being left behind.
    hornytheclownon April 09, 2013   Link

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