Song of the Day #2,675: ‘Baby Come Back to Bed’ – Rumer

rumerThis week’s final track is a better time machine than Doc Brown’s DeLorean. Rumer (stage name of Sarah Joyce) was born in 1979 but her songs sound like they were recorded five years earlier.

Her Karen Carpenter vocals and Burt Bacharach production are completely out of time but charmingly so. Her throwback style has earned the fandom of Elton John and, yes, Burt Bacharach.

So many artists mix and match the sounds of the past several decades. Rumer opts to camp out squarely in the 70s and it definitely works for her. I’ve listened to a few of her tracks, including a breezy cover of Hall & Oates’ ‘Sara Smile,’ and every one is a lush pleasure.

Sometimes it’s hard to believe
We’re still lying here after all these years
Oh, baby, when you
Start up a fight about nothing at all
In the middle of the night

Ooh, don’t tease me
Don’t say you’ll leave me
Don’t tell me there’s somewhere else
In the world you would rather be
But here with me
Baby, come back to bed

You’ll say
When you’re miles away that you miss me
You can’t live without me
Baby, when we
Argue like this I can’t kiss you
I just can’t be without you

Ooh, don’t tease me
Don’t say you’ll leave me
Don’t tell me there’s somewhere else
In the world you would rather be
But here with me
Baby, come back to bed

You haven’t really thought this through, have you?
‘Cause at the end of it all, I love you
And you love me, too

(Instrumental)

You haven’t really thought this through, have you?
‘Cause at the end of it all, I love you
And you love me too, so…

Please don’t tease me
Don’t say you’ll leave me
Don’t tell me there’s somewhere else
In the world you would rather be
But here with me
Baby, come back to bed
Baby, come back to bed

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One thought on “Song of the Day #2,675: ‘Baby Come Back to Bed’ – Rumer

  1. Dana says:

    Interesting. My songs are 25 years old and sound like 70’s Billy Joel. Maybe this is my time too!😄

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