"I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" as written by and Bob Dylan....
Close your eyes, close the door
You don't have to worry anymore
I'll be your baby tonight

Shut the light, shut the shade
You don't have to be afraid
I'll be your baby tonight

Well, that mockingbird's gonna sail away
We're gonna forget it
That big, fat moon is gonna shine like a spoon
But we're gonna let it
You won't regret it

Kick your shoes off, do not fear
Bring that bottle over here
I'll be your baby tonight

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"I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" as written by Bob Dylan

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    General CommentYeah, I'm only reading the lyrics, but I wish somebody would sing me this song.
    Eatcarpeton December 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commentoh my god,,why isnt there any comments here?this is a brilliant sweet song.suits bob dylans voice brilliantly i think.
    sarahha4on October 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this is about the speaker trying to convince someone to have a one night stand with him.
    bobdylaniscoolon January 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentJust about temporary love and temporary relief of sorrow and trouble.

    The bridge gives it a nursery rhyme kind of feel which makes it all seem so innocent and sweet.
    laocoonon February 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's a great song. It's absolutely about a one-night stand, or at least a temporary sexual relationship. It sounds to me like they're friends and out of mutual attraction and youthful desire they're going to kick it up a notch for one night. Though this song is infinitely better, it's basically the same set up as Dave Matthews Band's Say Goodbye.
    goodmorningmisterbenon June 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIts a (relatively simple) song that can be interpreted two ways, which is the clever part !
    I could be a man preparing for a night of romance with his lover (with a nice bottle of wine) or it could be a parent singing a lullaby for their baby . Beautiful song .
    GypsyDavyon January 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe comment made by GypsyDavy is the correct one...It is a love song written to his first wife Sara Lownds and first born child Jesse Dylan.
    Johnny M.on October 15, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"In the heartless, mechanical, Land of Darkest Night
    Where answers flee and questions can kill a boy
    Our hearts are made weary by the thoughts of what is "right"
    For we are told we are wrong when all we want it joy
    But a lantern, a light, in a distant window glows
    It is the warmth of the woman whose love she has gave me
    Each woman is unique in the form that God chose
    But mine, she shines on, to protect and to save me"

    -Jamie Daniel, American Poet, 2003

    This describes the meaning of this song to me
    TheThornBirdson February 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of one of my guy friends. He took me home after a party and we was listening to Bob Dylan. I don't smoke, but in the car that night we got high and he put on the song -Rainy Day Women #12 & 35- and said that was our song because of the lyrics. It was perfect (example: -They'll stone you when trying to go home.. -They'll stone you when you're riding in your car.. -&& Everybody must get stoned)

    Anyways, we got high and he told me he wanted to kiss me but I said no because he had a girlfriend. He said don't be afraid or worry and don't regret it. So we kissed and one thing led to the other and we made love to this song.

    It reminds me of him because he said the things in the song:
    -You don't have to worry any more.
    -You don't have to be afraid
    -You won't regret it.

    But I think its kind of ironic how he said all those things just like the song, because right after he said it, this song came on.
    And not only does it remind me of him because he said those things, its because the moon was shining, I closed my eyes, kicked off my shoes, we shared a bottle that night, I didn't fear anything because I trusted him, and I let him be my baby that night. And we don't regret it even tho it was only a one night stand.
    letstalkmusicon August 17, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think this is a fine song, but doesn't anyone else feel like it's a little anti-climactic, as the last song of an album full of poetic, Biblical epics?
    UWSGuy2on December 18, 2011   Link

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