Benatar, Pat - Somebody's Baby Lyrics




He used to be sombody's baby
Someone used to hold him close
And rock him gently
He used to be the light in someone's eyes
He used to matter
He used to matter
He used to matter

Someone cared if he lived or died
Someone held him in their arms
When he cried
And when he hurt
Someone kept the world away
Someone loved him
Someone loved him

He used to be somebody's baby
Someone used to hold him close
And rock him gently
He used to be the light in someone's eyes
He used to matter
He used to matter

That was then, that was so long ago
Long before they came and took his soul
Long before he became invisible
That was when, he wasn't human garbage then

He used to be somebody's baby
Someone used to hold him close
And rock him gently
He used to be the light in someone's eyes
He used to matter
He used to matter





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Benatar, Pat Somebody's Baby Comments
  1. J Mendez

    This song and video always brings me to tears. It's a shame people can judge you based only on what you have and don't have.

  2. Tim Frady

    I have had most of her albums and somehow this is new to me. Great song which is typical for pat benatar.

  3. WS HODGE

    What a lucky dog to get to spend his whole life with Pat Benatar.

  4. Mary kai

    True story -- I was in an elevator in NYC @late 80s or early 90s, and I told my friend a few lines of a song I was writing. I immediately thought to myself, hey you're in public, you never know who could hear and knick a few of your song lines--it happens all the time. Musicians are always searching for their next hook The lines I said were these - THEY USED TO BE SOMEONE'S PRECIOUS LITTLE BABY, NOW LIFE FOR THEM IS A GREAT BIG MAYBE. A few years later, I was having an unusually restless afternoon, and I suddenly got up with a strong urge to find a new radio station to listen to. Before I turned on the radio, I randomly spun the dial, and when I turned the radio on, it was perfectly tuned to a station, just in time to hear an announcer say, Ok, lets continue playing the entire album of pat benetar's new release. And this beautiful song immediately played. I could never have written and performed this as brilliantly as these people here, and I'll always wonder how the universe pulled this one off.

  5. D. Brown

    The sad thing for me is this isn't an official video! I know rights and all but seriously? This belongs right next to Hell Is For Children especially since today so many children in America are homeless!

    MKMMiami

    This is the video they did for this song

  6. Amori Love

    I love Pat Benatar, she is one of my favorites.When I was 13 I used to try to immolate her look , lol. I had the attitude already!

  7. Anthony Vario

    Always think about people with addiction when hearing this song

  8. southern hot mess

    Such a great song....her talent was and still is remarkable in my opinion....80s a true time for a artist to bring any type of expression of their talent to us....

  9. Stiggy333

    I am also NOT making money off this video. I have tried again and again to remove ads and cannot figure it out.

  10. Remote God

    This is a really badass, extraordinary song with a beautiful, empathetic message for the men forgotten by society. voice, guitar, bass, drums, production - working together with an incredible harmony

  11. Chris Story

    Pat sounds like Suzanna Huff from the bangles in this tune

  12. boywonder9021ho

    25th anniversary of Bruce's death RIP

  13. Joshua Ridge

    This by far her Best work and she has had some significant hits but this CD touched me on leavlas I didn't even know I had I were is I use to feel like some dead star getting ready explode and lash out at any one and anything that got in my way I would listen to this cd and the art and craft of her talent made me begain to notice rooms that I had growing in side of me that I had shut oof from my self I have let some of these rooms in my soul grow other s I keep shut because I have wild animals running loose in side the them to use one of Kate bush lines but I love the songs some body s baby and u and I

  14. TheEarlymtv

    pat suffered from the same a lot of 80's artists suffered from, a lot couldn't transition over into the 90's   , there was too much new strange quirky music out that everyone was indulging in at the time.  so 80's artist's new stuff didn't do well because they already had their time.. sad, cause some 80's artist were putting some good stuff out. but record   companies weren't promoting it well..

  15. Pedro NAVARRO

    Great song . PAT is amazing..!

  16. vackstavverz

    アリゾナのフェニックス辺りの乾いた街の夕暮れ時をドライブしながら聞いたら最高ですね😍😍😍

  17. A LS

    I remember my mom playing this repeatedly after her brother passed away suddenly... 23 years later and it still hasn't gone away... 😔

  18. zr24X4ROCKS

    love it !

  19. dudleyguy42

    amazing song. Pat is a legend.

  20. Robb Dipatri

    Love this Song, always have and always will, along with alot more from Pat, just awesome to listen to.

  21. Hollywood Templeton

    An iconic voice! Pure and simple❤️

  22. Diane Marie

    My idol i would have this on so loud in my car LOL had the cassette and driving .. ppl would stare they really did not listen to Pat;s newer stuff.. i love her have ALL her albums Yes albums

  23. Diane Marie

    He used to be somebody's baby
    Someone used to hold him close, and rock him gently
    He used to be the light in someone's eyes
    He used to matter, he used to matter
    Someone cared if he lived or died
    Someone held him in their arms - when he cried
    And when he hurt, someone kept the world away
    Someone loved him, someone loved him

    He used to be somebody's baby
    Someone used to hold him close, and rock him gently
    He used to be the light in someone's eyes
    He used to matter, he used to matter
    He used to matter

    That was then, that was so long ago
    Long before they came and took his soul
    Long before he bacame invisible
    That was when, he wasn't human garbage then

    He used to be somebody's baby
    Someone used to hold him close, and rock him gently
    He used to be the light in someone's eyes
    He used to matter, he used to matter
    He used to matter
    He used to be somebody's baby

    Gunslinger65

    Diane Marie Good on you for adding the lyrics Diane.

    countrygirl countrymusiclover

    She gave the lyrics

  24. lake fire

    really brilliant song so sad to think this is true so often in life

  25. Cherie Louise

    beautiful....... I hope people take something from this.................

  26. midnitemaniac777

    I love Pat Benatar! But I have to ask, is this a remake of Jackson Browne's song?

    Stiggy333

    No. It was written by Neil and Pat.

  27. gloria garcia

    beautiful song and words.

  28. Darryl Dee

    A Fleetwood Mac style song but Pat Benatar :)

  29. Billy Coetzee

    I notice this video has been removed. I cannot find it anywhere now. Please can you help?

    Stiggy333

    +Billy Coetzee Hmm apparently it 's blocked in some countries. I can try to upload it to dailymotion later today.

    Billy Coetzee

    @Stiggy333 Ahhh ok. I am in Macau, so perhaps that is the problem. Thank you

    Stiggy333

    +Billy Coetzee https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YK68KvmM6Aw Here is a better quailty version. It might work for you.

  30. Martijn Bloemhard

    BEAUTIFUL SONG!

  31. Stiggy333

    I'm sorry for not having a better quality version of this one. This was the best I could get.

    Dr PennsylVapia

    was that John Cougar Melloncamp I saw in the band?

  32. Sugar Johnson

    I remember riding down to Florida in my Firebird Formula on Rt95 with my GF when this song first came out.  I think we were in NC.  Man I miss those days.

  33. Chuck Schwartz

    One of her best songs. Video always makes me sad, it really affects you.

    countrygirl countrymusiclover

    Anything out of her mouth is her best song

  34. Neil Hughes

    used to listen to this over and over and over and over and . . . what a beautiful and very melancholy song with beautiful singing (as always with Pat Benatar) and that very distinctive Neil Giraldo playing. Glad I revisited it. Thank you Pat and Neil.

  35. boybblue

    Pat is great!!!

  36. hotmusic meekis

    I still  love  her  music  always   have   through this day  she a gem  

  37. Duke E-Baby

    I am one off them. Lost and driving on hoping for a great tomorrow .

    Matt Foley

    That day is just around the corner. Hold on for it.

  38. Rose Petal

    I was looking up the novel "Gravity's Rainbow' on Wikipedia and there was the reference to Pat's album...I had forgotten how much I loved this song!!

  39. Duke E-Baby

    This is my favorite song by her. And I have all of her cds since she started recording music. I love her voice!

  40. Scott Cody

    I love Gravitys Rainbow! Could have been a major hit with the right promotion...

  41. JAVI SANT

    PAT: TE AMO.,TU MUSICA ME TRANSPORTA AL CIELO HACIENDOLE EL AMOR A LAS NUBES...BESOS.

  42. jakebluethunder

    This is a great song and easily one of her best though it didn't get as much airplay as it deserved. She wasn't just a rocker from the 80's but showed that she could rock in the 90's as well. Very moving video as well that has a lot of impact.

  43. MrMeRCuR10

    super chida la rola amo a Pat Benatar <3 :P

  44. Stiggy333

    You're making me jealous! I've never gotten to see her. She actually came here to WV last year and of course I couldn't go. I am still so sad. I saw a clip here on youtube from the show and it looked incredible. I wish I could have went. : (

  45. Virginia Garza

    I LOVE this song and glad to have seen Pat sing this in concert at least 3 times now!

  46. Lupe Rodriguez

    Love it, been a fave song of mine since I was lil...

  47. 666MikeRochip

    What a great song!

  48. luv2binthesky6

    Love it, just awesome!

  49. Forest-Silvus-Schwarzwald Lipford

    I just finished watching the entire video...I'm now crying.

  50. Forest-Silvus-Schwarzwald Lipford

    This song is a hidden gem. People seemed to ignore her after the infamous swing album, but this is really good.

  51. Cindy de Ocampo

    absolutely awesome video. words alone are not enough. makes you stop and look at people differently.

  52. lordbyll

    Just great video from one of the BEST SINGERS EVERRR!!!! PAT BENATAR!!!

  53. Aaron Phillips

    Would someone please upload a better quality video of this up on you tube! Sheesh! :( Pat Benatar only has the best female voice in the universe!

  54. Michael Pederson

    Another relavant song from Pat Benatar

  55. Ken Kemp

    @saltwatercb Look for the long play of "Here's my heart" from the remake of Metropolis by Georgio Moroder.A new digital copy is now out : the Metroplis Redux available on the web. It brings me to tears every time.
    They broke the mould after Pat was born.

  56. Stiggy333

    Yeah! Pat's the best!

  57. charles weaver

    This was one of those "right time, right place" songs for me. The lyrics and melody still hold a lot of emotion and memories for me, but I won't bore you with those. Suffice to say I'm grateful for this song and the incredible magic and feeling behind it....Absolutely one of Pat's best.

  58. mulemusic

    Thank you Pat and Neil....

  59. saltwatercb

    One of Pat's best--gorgeous melody, poignant lyrics, and as always, incredible vocals. No one can move from the gently operatic to sandpaper rock-and-rolling like Pat Benatar. She alone has that kind of dexterity and stylistic range.

  60. felixlechatbotte

    this song is pure emotion.
    Thanks to Pat & Neil for recording it.
    Few groups in the world are able to have such a song in their career.

  61. Jonathan Fleetwood

    it was out in 1993

  62. Stiggy333

    But this song didn't come out until the early 90's, and I didn't think Pat was at Live Aid.

  63. Paula B

    no one does soulful/social conscience like pat & co. x

  64. john snow

    My favorite Pat Benatar song ! It's unfortunate that it's one of her least known songs to all but true fans of hers because lyrical and musically it's a thing of beauty. I feel very lucky to have seen her in concert over the years. Thanks for posting this .

  65. paintedbird

    This is an amazing song! It really makes you think about things and and take a step back and maybe rethink some things as well.

  66. Stiggy333

    I don't know, she was like that on the album cover too.

  67. aramanth

    Great song, and a very incredible video,
    very moving. :(

    But why is Pat dressed like Joni Mitchell? (See Joni's "Heijra" album cover, weird)

  68. Answerscomeindreams

    ONE OF BENATAR'S GREATEST SONGS.

  69. niggitynignig

    pat benatar is the SHIT

  70. Zeppo11

    What a great and beautiful video! The song is amazing as well.