Song of the Day #3,349: ‘Somebody’s Baby’ – Jackson Browne

Another week, another batch of smooth soft rock to soothe your weary soul. Yes, my yacht rock series continues.

Not every yacht rock song is by an artist entirely confined by the genre. While it’s hard to think of a Christopher Cross or Michael McDonald outside of this genre, others have spent some time in this world and lived to see another day.

Many consider Fleetwood Mac songs such as ‘Rhiannon’ and ‘Dreams’ yacht rock staples, but the band itself fits in a broader circle of west coast rock musicians.

The same goes for Jackson Browne, today’s featured artist. His career has spanned decades and he moved between personal and political subject matter in a way not typical of the genre.

But there’s no denying that ‘Somebody’s Baby’ is glorious yacht rock.

Well, just look at that girl
With the lights comin’ up in her eyes
She’s got to be somebody’s baby
She must be somebody’s baby

All the guys on the corner stand back
And let her walk on by
She’s got to be somebody’s baby
She must be somebody’s baby
She’s got to be somebody’s baby
She’s so fine

She’s probably somebody’s only light
Gonna shine tonight
Yeah, she’s probably somebody’s baby, all right

I heard her talkin’ with her friend
When she thought nobody else was around
She said she’s got to be somebody’s baby
She must be somebody’s baby

Cause when the cars and the signs and the streetlights
Light up the town
She’s got to be somebody’s baby
She must be somebody’s baby
She’s got to be somebody’s baby
She’s so

She’s gonna be somebody’s only light
Gonna shine tonight
Yeah, she’s gonna be somebody’s baby tonight

I try to shut my eyes
But I can’t get her outta my sight
I know I’m gonna know her
But I gotta get over my fright
Well, I’m just gonna walk up to her
I’m gonna talk to her tonight

Ah

Yeah, she’s gonna be somebody’s only light
Gonna shine tonight
Yeah, she’s gonna be somebody’s baby tonight

She’s gonna be somebody’s only light
Gonna shine tonight
Yeah, she’s gonna be somebody’s baby tonight

Gonna shine tonight, make her mine tonight
Gonna shine tonight, make her mine tonight
Gonna shine tonight, make her mine tonight
Ah
Gonna shine tonight, make her mine tonight
Gonna shine tonight, make her mine tonight
Gonna shine tonight, make her mine tonight

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2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #3,349: ‘Somebody’s Baby’ – Jackson Browne

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    I haven’t heard from Jackson Browne for awhile. Apparently, he released three albums since 2002, including one in 2014. I might have to check those out as I’ve always liked his sound.

  2. Peg Clifton says:

    I’m liking this theme nice to have it around for awhile 😊

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