Baby Don't Go There

03:50
2012
Alan P. MacLeod

Story

- follows two people driving across the country, moving closer with each secret they share. 

© 2011 Alan P. MacLeod (SOCAN#: 72986504) 
Time = 3:50 @ 86 bpm; 4/4; Key of G Maj.

(There's a BLOG entry for this song too!)

Lyrics

She said: Baby don't go there 

Baby don't go there 
Baby don't go where your heart could break 
Apart. 
Like sail boats 
tossed on shore in a storm. 

I kept my eyes on the highway 
As she stared out her window 
Sayin': 
"Ya' open up your heart. 
That's where the knife goes. 

"Yeah", I said: 
"Who'd want that." 
Then we drove along 
in silence for hours. 
The rockies 
turned to prairie 
Black and gold and open 
and I thought of 
everything I shouldn't say. 

 

fingers against a Prairie sky

Baby don't go there 

Baby don't go there 
Baby don't go where your heart could break 
Baby don't go there 
Baby don't go there

Baby don't go where your heart could 


Break down as hard 
as the rain slammin' itself against the blacktop. 
But there was a Joy in her eyes 
when lightning sliced the sky 
so I pulled over and we leaned against the car 

So then I'm babbling like a fool. 
Her head is bowed towards her shoes 
And I keep going 
'cuz she keeps standing still. 
We are soaked right to the skin. 
She grabs my arms and pulls me in 
as yet another 18 wheeler 
passes us and fades ... 

Fades long and slow ... 
Like a warm night slides into morning. 

I should tell you 'bout the time 
I gave a gal a ride 
to Coney Island.