"Pretty Baby" as written by and Chris Stein Deborah Harry....
Stars live in the evening
But the very young need the sun, uh-huh
Pretty baby, you look so heavenly
A neo-nebular from under the sun
I was forming, some say I had my chance
The boys were falling like an avalanche

Ya ya baby
La Dolce Vita is a magic dance
No-one was listening
Pretty baby, un petite ingenue
A teenage starlet, I fell in love with you

You, you with the comb
You look OK in every way (every way)
Ah, I should have known
You'd look at me and look away (and look away - oh)

Pretty baby, you look so heavenly
A neo-nebular from under the sun
Eyes that tell me incense and peppermints
Your looks are larger than life, long live innocence
Petite ingenue, I fell in love with you
Pretty baby, I fell in love with you, whoah oh
Pretty baby, oh oh
Pretty baby, whoah oh, I fell in love with you

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"Pretty Baby" as written by Deborah Harry Chris Stein

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    General Commentno comments?!
    not only my favourite blondie song, but one of my favourite songs fullstop!
    the meaning is pretty obvious
    falling in love with an innocent teenage starlet
    one of the best off parallel lines
    before blondie went all 80s and disco
    indiebopperon April 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI heard Debbie Harry wrote this song for Brooke Shields after seeing the film "Pretty Baby", but it was years ago when I heard this and I can't find any information on it.. The timeline of the release of the film and the "Parallel Lines" album does make it seem plausible, as well as the obvious match of titles of the film and song, but can anyone confirm that this song was written for child-star Brooke Shields or know anymore about the story behind it?
    crakkerjakkon September 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is just perfect. No other band could ever write a pop punk song as perfect as this one here. It's got a dreamy kind of mood, but still a naive kind of sexy feel as well. Of course, it's all very working class glamorous, which is the Blondie feel throughout. It's playful. Basically, it's everything.
    SilverScreen89on December 24, 2011   Link

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