Baby Now

*SPOILER ALERT* Listen to the song before you read this blog! *SPOILER ALERT*

I have written a lot of very short songs in my time. There are a number of reasons for this.

To begin with, I sometimes have quite a short attention span when it comes to writing – particularly songs. I start writing, then get distracted, and never quite get back in to the mindset I was in when I started working. I find it very difficult to go back to a song once I have left it.

Secondly, and somewhat relatedly, I get bored with my songs quite quickly. Or rather, I get worried that anyone listening to them will get bored. So instead of doing something interesting with them – like putting in a middle 8, for example – I just stop working.

Thirdly, I have a habit of basically summing up everything I wanted to say in the song in a line or two – everything else I write after that just feels tautological and repetitive. (Do you see what I did there?) My songs are not usually narratives, they are one-liners.

This song is a joke. A satire on the use of ‘baby’ in popular music. That’s pretty much all there is to it.

I originally wrote and recorded a version of this song back in 2003, with one guitar and three vocal parts. I could never listen to that recording without adding drum fills in my head – I always fancied doing a “full band” version it, and now, thanks to the magic of Garageband, I have. The new recording adds drums, bass and lead guitar into the mix.

Here, have the original 4 track demo:

Baby Now

Baby, baby now {x3}
Whooooooaaaa!
Baby, baby now {x3}
Whooooooaaaa!

Stop your crying now, {x3}
Whooooooaaaa!
Stop your crying now, {x3}
Whooooooaaaa!

What do you want from me?
Baby, baby now
What do you want from me?
Baby, baby now
What do you want from me?
Baby, baby now

Baby, baby now.
I’ve changed your nappy {x5}

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2 Responses to Baby Now

  1. essie says:

    i giggled! would giggle again! <3

  2. katzette says:

    Thanks! xx
    The trouble with writing “joke” songs is that once the joke is known, the song becomes redundant. I tried to make it a catchy pop ditty in order to make it relistenable (WordPress tells me that isn’t a word. But it’s also telling me that ‘WordPress’ isn’t a word, so I’m not listening to them). I hope I succeeded!

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