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#SLS — Baby Doll by Devo

Jim Adams is the ever-gracious host of Song Lyric Sunday.  Jim says:
This week we have Babe/Cutie/Doll/Honey/Sweetie, and I feel that everyone should be able to find a song that fits this prompt.

Here are the “rules”:
• Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not. If it does not fit, then please explain why you chose this song.
• Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due.
• Make sure you also credit the singer/band and if you desire you can provide a link to where you found the lyrics.
• Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
• Ping back to this post or place your link in the comments section below.
• Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
• Feel free to suggest future prompts.
• Have fun and enjoy the music.

Devo.
Devo

It is my first time hearing this song from Devo, but it has their trademark sound. Mark Mothersbaugh, one of the key players in Devo, is a very accomplished songwriter and musician and has written an amazing number of film and TV soundtracks! If you want to take a look at the list, go here. One soundtrack that I truly love that he’s done is the one for, “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.” Between his songs and Seu Jorge singing David Bowie tunes, the soundtrack ranks up there with the best of them.

Total Devo is the seventh studio album by the American new wave band Devo. Their first album for Enigma Records, it was originally released in May 1988, four years after their previous album, Shout.

Total Devo was the first Devo studio album released after the departure of drummer Alan Myers, who was replaced by David Kendrick. This was the last Devo album to include use of the Fairlight CMI digital sampling synthesizer.

Baby Doll” was used that same year in the comedy film Tapeheads, with newly recorded Swedish lyrics, and was credited to (and shown in a music video by) a fictitious Swedish band called Cube-Squared.

I’m including two videos, one with the original lyrics, and the one in Swedish by Cube-Squared from the movie, Tapeheads.

 

 

 

Girl of my dreams, she don’t love me
Always the way it seems to be
My baby doll, my baby doll
My baby doll, my baby doll
My baby doll

Light of my life, she turns it on
Over my head not close enough
My baby doll, my baby doll
My baby doll, my baby doll
My baby doll

Baby doll, you look so good
Baby doll, you feel so big
Baby doll, you let me have it
Baby doll, why did you do it, baby doll?

Baby doll, baby doll
Baby doll, baby doll

Quick tempered queen knows what she wants
And what I got is what it’s not
My baby doll, my baby doll
My baby doll, my baby doll
My baby doll

Baby doll, you look so good
Baby doll, you feel so big
Baby doll, you let me have it
Baby doll, why did you do it, baby doll?

Baby doll, you look so good
Baby doll, you feel so big
Baby doll, you let me have it
Baby doll, why did you do it, baby doll?

Baby doll, baby doll
Why did you do it, baby doll?
Baby doll, baby doll
Why did you do it, baby doll?

Baby doll, baby doll
Why did you do it, baby doll?
Baby doll, baby doll
Why did you do it, baby?
Songwriters: Gerald V. Casale / Mark Allen Mothersbaugh

25 thoughts on “#SLS — Baby Doll by Devo

  1. There was only ever ONE Led Zeppelin !

    Babe, baby, baby, I’m gonna leave you
    I said baby, you know I’m gonna leave you
    I’ll leave you when the summertime
    Leave you when the summer comes a rollin’
    Leave you when the summer comes along
    Babe, babe, babe, babe, babe, babe, baby, baby
    I don’t want to leave you
    I ain’t jokin’ woman, I got to ramble
    Oh yeah
    Baby, baby, babe, I believin’
    We really got to ramble
    I can hear it callin’ me the way it used to do
    I can hear it callin’ me back home
    Babe, I’m gonna leave you
    Oh, baby, you know, I’ve really got to leave you
    Oh I can hear it callin ‘me
    I said don’t you hear it callin’ me the way it used to do?
    Oh
    I know, I know

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  2. “Baby Dool” is quite different than Devo’s signature song “Whip It” and I like it! It is much darker than “Whip It” and feels like they got inspired by darker synthpop sounds from The Fixx or Depeche Mode. I swear I have heard this dark motif in another song before.

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  3. Excellent choice. Not a big Devo fan myself, but my boss in the ’80’s grew up with them in Akron Ohio so there is a degree of admiration in that they haled from the part of the country I was living in at the time.

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