— Pete Yorn American musician 1974
Song lyrics, Just Another
— Pete Yorn American musician 1974
„Baby, I love you
But if you wanna leave, take good care
I hope you make a lot of nice friends out there
But just remember there's a lot of bad and beware Oh, baby, baby, it's a wild world
It's hard to get by just upon a smile
Oh, baby, baby, it's a wild world
I'll always remember you like a child“
— Cat Stevens British singer-songwriter 1948
Song lyrics, Tea for the Tillerman (1970), Wild World
„Though you may hear me holler,
And you may see me cry--
I'll be dogged, sweet baby,
If you gonna see me die.“
— Langston Hughes American writer and social activist 1902 - 1967
„My wife wants a dog. She already has a baby. The baby’s almost two. My wife says that the baby wants the dog.
My wife has been wanting a dog for a long time. I have had to be the one to tell her that she couldn’t have one. But now the baby wants a dog, my wife says. This may be true. The baby is very close to my wife. They go around together all the time, clutching each other tightly. I ask the baby, who is a girl, “Whose girl are you? Are you Daddy’s girl?” The baby says, “Momma,” and she doesn’t just say it once, she says it repeatedly, “Momma momma momma.”“
— Donald Barthelme American writer, editor, and professor 1931 - 1989
Forty Stories (1987), I don’t see why I should buy a hundred-dollar dog for that damn baby. “Chablis”, opening
„Her face is a map of the world
Is a map of the world
You can see she's a beautiful girl
She's a beautiful girl.“
— KT Tunstall Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist 1975
Eye to the Telescope (2004), Context: Her face is a map of the world Is a map of the world You can see she's a beautiful girl She's a beautiful girl. And everything around her is a silver pool of light The people who surround her feel the benefit of it — It makes you calm She holds you captivated in her palm. "Suddenly I See".
— Dr. Seuss American children's writer and illustrator, co-founder of Beginner Books 1904 - 1991
„There's alot of things I want, a lot of things that I'd like to be.
But girl, I don't foresee a rags-to-riches story for me.
There's just one little dream I've got to come true;
There's just one round I've gotta win,
I can't be a loser with you.
Baby, baby, once in my life, let me get what I want,
Girl, don't let me down!
Just once in my life, let me hold on to one good thing I found!“
— Carole King Nasa 1942
Song lyrics, Singles, Just Once in My Life (1965), co-written with Gerry Goffin and Phil Spector, first recorded by The Righteous Brothers
„I know it works for me.
As we cross the bridge — the burning bridge —
With flames behind us,
We front the line.
It's you and me, baby, against the world.“
— Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958
Song lyrics, Singles and rarities
„Joy to the world
All the boys and girls, now,
Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea
Joy to you and me“
— Hoyt Axton American country singer 1938 - 1999
Joy To The World (1971), Joy to the World
„Could you be
The most beautiful girl in the world?
Could you be?
It's plain to see.
You're the reason that God made a girl.
Oh, yes, you are.“
— Prince American pop, songwriter, musician and actor 1958 - 2016
Song lyrics, The Gold Experience (1995), The Most Beautiful Girl in the World
„You look at me and see the girl,
who lives inside the golden world,
but don't believe, that's all there is to see,
you'll never know the real me.“
— Mariah Carey American singer-songwriter 1970
Lyrics, "Looking In", Daydream, 1995
„The trouble with you and me, Ned, is that we want everyone in the world to personally love us, and of course that's impossible; you just don't meet everyone in the world.“
— Leonard Bernstein American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist 1918 - 1990
Ned Rorem, Paris Diary (1966)
„The times are tough now, just getting tougher.
This old world is rough, it's just getting rougher.
Cover me, come on baby, cover me.
Well I'm looking for a lover who will come on in and cover me.“
— Bruce Springsteen American singer and songwriter 1949
Song lyrics, Born in the U.S.A. (1984), "Cover Me"
„Let the mantle of worldly enjoyments hang loose about you, that it may be easily dropped when death comes to carry you into another world.“
— Thomas Boston Scottish church leader, theologian and philosopher 1676 - 1732
Secondary Sources, Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 207.
„Maybe baby I'll have you,
Maybe baby you'll be true.
Maybe baby I'll have you for me. (All for me)It's funny honey you don't care-a-are,
You never listen to my prayer-a-yer,
Maybe baby you will love me someday“
— Buddy Holly American singer-songwriter 1936 - 1959
Song lyrics, Singles, someday Maybe Baby, written by Buddy Holly and Norman Petty (1957)