Friday, March 20, 2009

Old School Friday: "Baby"

When I heard that today's Old School Friday theme was "songs with the word 'baby' in the title," this track immediately sprung to mind. Tracy Chapman's "Tracy Chapman" release was a fixture in my Walkman, while hiking across university campus to class. (Yes, children, I said Walkman.) "Baby Can I Hold You Tonight?" was one of my favorites--a romantic break between songs about soured love affairs (Fast Car), domestic violence (Behind the Wall) and being the main squeeze of a felon (For My Lover).

I've always appreciated Chapman's compelling, narrative lyrics.



4 comments:

Kia said...

Thanks for the flashback!

Every year on our anniversary, I play the last track on that cd "For You"

Marvalus said...

Great tune! I am not into Tracy Chapman, but I like this song...I may have to do a little more research...

Happy OSF!

jamaise said...

I love her music & surprisingly so does my teen son. I remember I used to think she looked manly - now I see the soft, sweet woman. I guess because now I'm a woman myself.

Anonymous said...

you have to hear the Reggae version, I actually like that one better, its by Foxy Brown (not the rapper but there was a reggae artist by the same name that came before her)

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