Robinson, Tom - War Baby (Acoustic) Lyrics




Only the very young and the very beautiful can be so aloof
Hanging out with the boys, all swagger and poise
I don't even care what other people are there
I just stare and stare and stare

I see your shadow in the swimming pool
I see your face in the shaving mirror
Time and time and time again
I follow your footsteps so quietly up the backstairs
And I hope and I pray you ain't never going to find me there

Smooth skin and tenderness long ago on a dark night
Wish I could see you once again just to remember it was true
I wanna be still beside you, quiet and still beside you
Listening to your breathing and feeling your warmth again

War Baby - you were a
War Baby - this means
War Baby - I'm scared, so scared
Of whatever it is you keep putting me through

I don't think I could stand another ten years of this fighting
All this stabbing and wounding, only getting my own back
I don't wanna batter you to your feet and knees and elbows
When I'm kneeling by the candle at the foot of my own bed

Corresponding disasters every night on the TV
Sickening reality keep gripping me in its guts
All my friends talk and joke and laugh about Armageddon
But like a nightmare it's still waiting there
At the end of each and every day

War Baby - you were a
War Baby - this means
War Baby - I'm scared, so scared
Whatever it is you keep putting me through

I don't think I could stand another ten years of this fighting
All this stabbing and wounding, only getting my own back
But later that same evening we were out in the car talking
I suddenly wondered who the hell it was we were trying to fool

'Cause you were the first one I ever wanted
And it's you I come home to at the end of every day
Like a mother-sucking baby, demanding and so helpless
A little old balding man, all wrinkles and bulging eyes

War Baby
War Baby - this means
War Baby - I'm scared, so scared
Whatever it is you keep putting me through
You were a War Baby
Talking 'bout the Third World War, baby
War Baby - so scared





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Robinson, Tom War Baby (Acoustic) Comments
  1. ROOKTABULA

    I have to say, I prefer the Big Wreck version.

  2. robyn treen

    Fantastic 😀👌

  3. Jim Cannon

    I was at this show, the stage was set up as a Falkland Islands petrol station! Tom is a great performer and a super nice bloke.

  4. Elder Gods Band

    Oh Tom.... Just beautiful.

  5. the buill

    Cold dark Friday night....

  6. Mindrolling

    I’m sure other Gen Xers can remember getting up in the morning before school and looking out the window to see if there were any mushroom- shaped clouds about. And yes- wondering which way the wind was blowing.

  7. Mark Quinn

    Excellent!

  8. Francis H

    I hope one day tom would to Rep of Ireland.

    Pete

    He played Whelan's in 2018 I think.

    Mark Quinn

    @Pete you're correct - back in October - a few clips on YouTube - excellent gig - entire Power in the Darkness album....

  9. Claudia Scurti

    How much I love this man.

  10. roger 0000

    love it 😎

  11. shakeAbooty88

    Two fantastic and very different songs. Thanks for the upload ononothimagain321.

  12. Obiwazz

    Brilliant version of a brilliant song. War Baby. I have been trying to work out the chords to this song for quite a while now but I still haven't got it .

    layedbacklester

    check out guitar tabb pro , its on there

    barrieflix

    The four chords are basically Dmaj7 with a B bass (sort of Bm7ish), Dmaj7, Gmaj7, Em7.
    Then bass notes A - A# - B for the turnaround.
    Add the da da-da, da ba-da-da at the top with notes of E and F# from either 1st string open & 2nd fret, or 2nd string 5th fret & 1st string 2nd fret.
    For the verse & chorus try x2222x, xx0222, 320002, 020000 (x0000x, x1111x, ...)

  13. WomensFootballChannel

    Brilliant, not seen this before...

  14. TurnOn TuneIn

    I saw Tom Robinson at Hammersmith Odeon back in the day and still love him.

  15. Ricky Walker

    great stuff

  16. Francis H

    Iam warbaby fan.

  17. rikako1123

    this is really the best

  18. TheSinkronizer

    This is a live performance of the 1983 Re-recorded extended version which was available only on the 12" single at that time,
    In my opinion the best version by far and one of my all-time favorites.

  19. Stephen-Andrew Dunn

    I remember being a child & watching this gig on VHS All the time now own it on DVD i think Tom Robinson is easily one of the most underrated singer-songwriters that has ever existed brilliant talent & miles better than most of the drivel in the charts today

  20. rikako1123

    Such a great song! Love this one for so long, tom!

  21. decapitatethecat

    this is tom at his best a great song

  22. celsis01

    Just so cool................