Chapin, Harry - God Babe, You've Been Good For Me Lyrics




Oh God Babe, you've been good for me
Good when I been barely holding on
and you did what you could for me
When all the ones I counted on were gone

You picked me up in your battered blue Volkswagen, babe
You laid me down on the mattress on the floor that was your bed
Some wisdom in you told you ministering to my body
Brought a temporary respite to the
demons that were screaming in my head

Oh God Babe, you've been good for me
Good when I been barely holding on
and you did what you could for me
When all the ones I counted on were gone

You see it was not the things you told me
Though what you told me served to make me smile
You just knew enough to hold me, and
in holding me you held off the night a little while.

You had a beach and a cottage and
some nights that were free
You had those eyes that smiled in a dream
But I was lost, confused and still you seemed to see
How I was tired of running rapids, I
was trying to find an island in the stream

Oh God Babe, you've been good for me
Good when I been barely holding on
and you did what you could for me
When all the ones I counted on were gone

You see it was not the things you told me
Though what you told me served to make me smile
You just knew enough to hold me, and
in holding me you held off the night a little while.





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Chapin, Harry God Babe, You've Been Good For Me Comments
  1. Tom Colby

    Anyone who has ever held a dream in his grasp, and felt the gratitude one feels at the kindness of a momentary love, or the melancholy of it's departure, can understand the wealth of Harry Chapin's music. Harry, I have never met you face to face, but you have indelibly written your music onto my soul, and into my heart. You will live on forever, my friend.

  2. Pie CatLady

    So few people seem to know and love my favorite Harry Chapin song. Tragic! They don't know what they'e missing.

  3. Pie CatLady

    Incredible song!  Hadn't heard it for years.  Harry sings the truth, the dreams and memories of the human soul.  Thank you, Harry!  4:45 in the morning, couldn't sleep and realized this song is at my fingertips - thank you internet, too/

  4. Chris White

    One of my all time favourites. Thank you, Harry

  5. William Buttery

    Who else could write such lyrics? Harry Chapin ... the greatest singer songwriter America ever produced. God bless you Harry, you are sorely missed!