About the song

One of the most iconic songs of the late 70s, Baby Come Back by Player is a classic example of soft rock with a catchy chorus and a smooth groove. The song was written by the band’s lead singer and guitarist Peter Beckett and keyboardist J.C. Crowley, who were both going through breakups at the time. The song expresses the regret and longing of a man who wants his ex-girlfriend to come back to him, even though he knows he was wrong.

The song was released as the first single from Player’s self-titled debut album in October 1977. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in January 1978, and stayed there for three weeks. It also topped the charts in Canada and South Africa, and was a hit in many other countries. The song has been certified platinum by the RIAA, and has sold over two million copies worldwide.

The song has been featured in many movies, TV shows, and commercials over the years, such as Transformers, Boogie Nights, The Office, and Swiffer. It has also been covered by many artists, such as Lisa Stansfield, Isaac Hayes, Hall & Oates, and Babyface. The song is considered one of the best soft rock songs of all time, and has been praised for its melody, vocals, and production.

In this blog post, we will explore the history of this song, how it was written and recorded, what it means to the band and the fans, and why it still resonates today.

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Lyrics

Spending all my nights, all my money going out on the town
Doing anything just to get you off of my mind, yeah
But when the morning comes, I’m right back where I started again
And tryna forget you is just a waste of time
Baby come back, any kind of fool could see
There was something in everything about you
Baby come back, yeah, you can blame it all on me
‘Cause I was wrong, and I just can’t live without you
All day long, wearing a mask of false bravado (false bravado)
Tryna keep up a smile that hides a tear (hides a tear)
But as the sun goes down, I get that empty feeling again
How I wish to God that you were here
Baby come back, yeah, any kind of fool could see
There was something in everything about you
Baby come back, you can blame it all on me
I was wrong, and I just can’t live without you, no
Now that I put it all together, ooh
Give me the chance to make you see (make you see, baby)
Have you used up all the love in your heart? (Oh)
Nothing left for me? Ain’t there nothing left for me?
Baby come back, any kind of fool could see
There was something in everything about you
Baby come back, you can blame it all on me
‘Cause I was wrong, and I just can’t live without you
Baby I was wrong, and I just can’t live
Baby come back