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Bye Bye Baby
Mary Wells Lyrics


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Well, you know you took my heart
And you broke it apart
Why did our love baby, yeah yeah
Have to ever start

[Chorus:]
You know you took my love, threw it away
You gonna want, my love someday
Well a bye bye baby
(Bye, bye, bye)

Well I thought your love
Was oh so true
And you lured me baby, yeah
Started loving you

[Chorus]

Well, your love was
Sweeter than
Any I know
So don't come back
Running
Knockin on my front door

Well you said that I
Was your only girl
And there was no others, yeah
In this whole wide world

[Chorus]

Well, your love was
Sweeter than
Any I know
So don't come back
Running
Knockin on my front door

Well you said that I
Was your only girl
And there was no others, yeah
In this whole wide world

[Chorus]

Whoah, bye bye baby
(Bye, bye baby)
Bye, I don't want you know more
(Bye, bye, bye)

Bye, bye baby
(Bye, bye baby, bye bye)
Whooo, don't need your love, yeah yeah
(Bye, bye baby, bye bye)
I don't want you baby, whoooo
(Bye, bye baby, bye bye) [Repeat x 4]

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Mary Wells's song "Bye Bye Baby" depict a betrayal of love by a former sweetheart. Mary Wells confronts her former love interest for breaking her heart, and expresses feelings of sadness and betrayal over the situation. She questions why their relationship ever began, and laments the time and energy she invested into their love. Wells makes it clear that her ex-lover's actions have caused her great harm and suffering.


The chorus of the song reinforces the message of heartbreak and betrayal as Wells tells her former lover that he threw away her love and will eventually regret it. The repetition of "bye bye baby" throughout the song further reinforces the message that their relationship is over, and there is no hope for reconciliation. The final verse of the song serves as a threat of sorts, warning her former lover not to come back and try to rekindle their love.


Overall, the lyrics of "Bye Bye Baby" are powerful and emotional, capturing the pain and heartbreak that often accompanies the end of a relationship. It is a relatable and timeless classic that continues to be appreciated by music lovers around the world.


Line by Line Meaning

Well, you know you took my heart
You were aware of how important I was to you


And you broke it apart
But you ruined that by being careless and irresponsible


Why did our love baby, yeah yeah
I wonder what made our love fail


Have to ever start
If only it never began


You know you took my love, threw it away
You discarded my love despite how valuable it was


You gonna want, my love someday
You'll regret losing my love at some point in your life


Well a bye bye baby
Goodbye my love


(Bye, bye, bye)


Well I thought your love
I believed your love was genuine


Was oh so true
Sincere and authentic


And you lured me baby, yeah
But you enticed me and then deceived me


Started loving you
Began to have strong feelings for you


Well, your love was
Your affection was


Sweeter than
More delightful than


Any I know
Any I've experienced


So don't come back
Don't return


Running
With eagerness and haste


Knockin on my front door
Asking for my love back


Well you said that I
You promised me that I


Was your only girl
Was the only woman in your life


And there was no others, yeah
And no one else could replace me


In this whole wide world
Anywhere in the world


Whoah, bye bye baby
Adieu, my love


(Bye, bye baby)


Bye, I don't want you know more
Farewell, I no longer desire you


(Bye, bye, bye)


Bye, bye baby
Goodbye, my love


(Bye, bye baby, bye bye)


Whooo, don't need your love, yeah yeah
I don't require your love anymore


(Bye, bye baby, bye bye)


I don't want you baby, whoooo
I don't want you in my life, no longer


(Bye, bye baby, bye bye) [Repeat x 4]




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: MARY WELLS

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V♡lentine.

Well, you know you took my heart
And you broke it apart
Why did our love baby, yeah yeah
Have to ever start

You know you took my love, threw it away
You gonna want, my love someday
Well a bye bye baby
(bye bye bye)

Well I thought your love
Was oh so true
And you lured me baby, yeah
Started loving you

You know you took my love, threw it away
You gonna want, my love someday
Well a bye bye baby
(bye bye bye)

Well, your love was
Sweeter than
Any I know
So don't come back
Running
Knockin on my front door

Well you said that I
Was your only girl
And there was no others, yeah
In this whole wide world

You know you took my love, threw it away
You gonna want, my love someday
Well a bye bye baby
(bye bye bye)

Well, your love was
Sweeter than
Any I know
So don't come back
Running
Knockin on my front door
--------
Well you said that I
Was your only girl
And there was no others, yeah
In this whole wide world

You know you took my love, threw it away
You gonna want, my love someday
Well a bye bye baby
(bye bye baby)

Whoah, bye bye baby
(bye bye baby)
Bye, I don't want you know more
(bye bye bye)

Bye, bye baby
(bye bye baby, bye bye)
Whooo, don't need your love, yeah yeah
(bye bye baby, bye bye)
I don't want you baby, whoooo
(bye bye baby, bye bye)
Bye bye baby, yeah
(bye bye baby, bye bye)
Bye bye baby, ohh
(bye bye baby, bye bye)



All comments from YouTube:

Kelly Perry

Mary slayer this! Love it. I can TOTALLY hear Jackie Wilson singing this (that’s who it was originally written for). Who else is here because of AshleySaysSo?

Angela

I'm here because Ashley Say So sent me, too!🤣🤣🤣

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Me also

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Love when she sends us to places we never knew existed

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So sad she died so young. Her voice is just amazing❤️

BridgetteMichele

Here from Ashleysayso !! Love Mary Wells voice ❤ She was not only Beautiful but talented. First Queen of Motown

Dona Wise

Her voice was amazing! I love that raw, raspy sound. R.I.P Mary.

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After 20 takes her 17 year old voice gave out

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