My brothers said that I was rotten to the core
I was the youngest child, so I got by with more
I guess she was tired by the time I came along, she'd laugh until she cried
I could do no wrong. She would always save me, because I was her baby

I worked a factory in Ohio, a shrimp boat in the bayou
I drove a truck in Birmingham
Turned 21 in Cincinnati, I called home to mom and daddy
I said your boy is now a man
She said I don't care if your 80, you'll always be my baby

She loved that photograph of our whole family
She'd always point us out for all her friends to see
That's Greg he's doing great, he really loves his job
And Ronny with his to kids, how 'bout that wife he's got
And that one's kind of crazy, but that one's my baby

I got a call in Alabama said come on home to Louisiana
And come as fast as you can fly
'Cause your mama really needs you, and says she's gotta see you
She might not make it through the night
The whole way I drove 80 so she could see her baby

She looked like she'd been sleepin'
And my family had been weeping by the time that I got to her side
And I knew that she'd been take and my heart it was breakin'
I never got to say goodbye
I softly kissed that lady and cried just like a baby

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The Baby Lyrics as written by Larry Michael White Harley Lee Allen

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    I love this song! It's so true about how a mother thinks of her children... My father is the youngest in his family and my grandma has alzheimer's disease, she doesn't remember a thing and has quite facinating hallucinations but that's beside the point. Yesterday during Christmas my dad was late because he had to work, but all my grandma would say was "when's mitch getting here, he's coming right"... But she didn't make mention about other members of the family not being there. Part of that is probably that he visits her house everyday to see how her and my grandpa are doing.

    qgroesslon December 27, 2004   Link
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    When my grandmother on my dads side passed away this song came out around the same time. And i will always remember that because when my dad heard the news and left to Illinois from California to go see her. He was too late she was already in a coma and they to decide then what to do.

    "I got a call in Alabama, said come on home to Louisiana And come as fast as you can fly. 'Cause your momma really needs you, and says she's got to see you, She might not make it through the night."

    Thats exactly what happened.... it still makes me cry to this day to see the look on his face when this song comes on the radio.

    pforsbergfan9on February 26, 2008   Link

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