Babyface
by U2

Album: Zooropa (1993)
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  • Watching your bright blue eyes
    In the freeze frame
    I've seen them so many times
    I feel like I must be your best friend
    You're looking fine, so fine, oh my
    Dressed up like a lovely day, oh

    Babyface, babyface
    Slow down child, let me untie your lace
    Babyface, babyface
    Cover girl with natural grace
    How could beauty be so kind
    To an ordinary guy

    Coming home late at night
    To turn you on
    Checking out every frame
    I've got slow motion on my side
    Turning around and around
    With the sound and color

    Under my control, go
    Round and around, going down
    Dressed up like a lovely day

    Babyface, babyface
    Tin foil hair all tied up in lace
    Babyface, babyface
    Bitter sweet girl won't you give me a taste
    How could beauty be so kind
    To an ordinary guy

    Do do do do do do do do do do do
    Do do do do do do do do do do do

    Babyface, babyface
    Slow down child, let me untie your lace
    Babyface, babyface
    Open the door, let me unpack my case
    Babyface, babyface
    You're everywhere child
    You're all over the place
    Babyface, babyface
    You're coming to me from outer-space
    How could beauty be so kind
    To an ordinary guy, yeah yeah Writer/s: ADAM CLAYTON, DAVE EVANS, LARRY MULLEN, PAUL HEWSON
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 5

  • Thomas from Copenhagen, DenmarkI have also heard that during the previous tour, there was a lot of porn going around... And they wrote a song about it.

    Must be fun for the different artists to read all of out interpretations! :-)
  • Conor from Swinford, IrelandMaybe even child porn. Think about the title, "Babyface"
  • Marius from Lüneburg, GermanyGood observed, Andrew - But I think this song is much to slow to have a critical statement. And U2 would never show it as a good think, not after Zoo TV ;)
  • Andrew from Flamborough, CanadaThe more I listen to this song and think about the Zoo TV tour that was going on at the time, the more this song seems to be about TV. Think about it:
    "Catching your bright blue eyes IN THE FREEZE FRAME"
    "Coming home late at night TO TURN YOU ON. CHECKING OUT EVERY FRAME, I've got SLOW MOTION on my mind. Turning around and around WITH THE SOUND AND COLOUR UNDER MY CONTROL"
    "You're coming to me FROM OUTER SPACE"
    Or maybe it's a combination. Maybe it's about porn on the TV
  • Amy Friel from Barrie, CanadaI've heard this song was about pornography.
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