Song Lyric Sunday (15 December 2019) – Baby

Last week, Jim (NewEpicAuthor, A Unique Title For Me) set the subject of limbs (my choice). This week he gives us the simple subject: Baby.

An easy one this week. Pretty much every other song has some reference to baby, doesn’t it? So the challenge became just to think of a few of my favourite artists and to present a baby song from an artist I like.

All was going to plan, and a song which sprang immediately to mind was by the American band Big Mountain. They are a reggae band that you might have heard of. They hail from San Diego, so there is a strong Spanish influence. In 1994, they had a (US) #6 hit (it went to #2 in the UK) with Baby I Love Your Way, and my first thought was to go with this song. True to form, they also released a Spanish version which you can listen to here, if that floats your boat.

However, as I was thinking about presenting this song, I knew it was a cover, and the original version by UK artist Peter Frampton, was pretty decent itself. I’ve not even heard his name for a long while, so I thought it might be better today to feature the original artist. Peter Frampton is still going, although his chart hits were in the Seventies. He released the original Baby I Love Your Way in 1976. It was a minor hit, reaching #12 in the US but only #43 in the UK. Frampton wrote the song himself and I found a beautiful acoustic version of it to present today. Baby, I Love Your Way.

Shadows grow so long before my eyes
And they’re moving across the page
Suddenly the day turns into night
Far away from the city
But don’t hesitate
‘Cause your love won’t wait hey

Ooh baby I love your way every day
Want to tell you I love your way every day
Want to be with you night and day

Moon appears to shine and light the sky
With the help of some fireflies
I wonder how they have the power shine shine shine
I can see them under the pines
But don’t hesitate ’cause your love won’t wait hey

Ooh baby I love your way every day
Want to tell you I love your way every day
Want to be with you night and day uh yeah

I can see the sunset in your eyes
Brown and grey and blue besides
Clouds are stalking islands in the sun
Wish I could dry one out of season
But don’t hesitate ’cause your love won’t wait hey

Ooh baby I love your way every day
Want to tell you I love your way uuhh
Want to be with you night and day

Ooh baby I love your way every day
Want to tell you I love your way uuhh
Want to be with you night and day