I Follow You
Amadou & Mariam Lyrics


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Baby, don't let me down
Baby, I follow you
Baby, I stand by you
I am crazy for you

Baby, I want you
Baby, I need you
I think of you every day, every night
I think of you every time, everywhere

When you go to east, baby, I follow you
When you go to west, baby, I follow you
When you go to north, baby, I follow you
When you go to south, baby, I follow you

I think of you every day, every night
I think of you every time, everywhere

Baby, don't let me down
Baby, I follow you
Baby, I stand by you
I am crazy for you

Baby, don't let me down
Baby, I follow you
Baby, I stand by you
I am crazy for you

Baby, I want you
Baby, I need you

I think of you every day, every night
I think of you every time, everywhere

When you go to school, baby, I follow you
When you go to work, baby, I follow you
When you go downtown, baby, I follow you
When you go to home, baby, I follow you
Under the sun, baby, I follow you
Under the ground, baby, I follow you

I think of you every day, every night
I think of you every time, everywhere

Baby, don't let me down
Baby, I follow you
Baby, I stand by you
I am crazy for you

Baby, don't let me down
Baby, I follow you




Baby, I stand by you
I am crazy for you

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Amadou & Mariam’s song ‘I Follow You’ are straightforward and repetitious, but the underlying meaning of the song has a lot of depth. The song is about true love and the lengths one will go to keep it. The repeated lines, ‘Baby, don’t let me down, Baby, I follow you, Baby, I stand by you, I am crazy for you, Baby, I want you, Baby, I need you,’ demonstrate the commitment and devotion the singer has for their love interest. The singer’s infatuation is so strong that they will follow their love interest no matter where they go, and their thoughts are consumed by their significant other.


The second verse reinforces the message of the first verse, as the singer sings that they will follow their love interest to school, work, downtown, home, under the sun, and even under the ground. This repetition of the phrase ‘I follow you’ implies that the singer is willing to do anything for the person they love. In general, the song is a declaration of love and a reminder of the power and intensity of true love. It ultimately shows that once someone finds true love, they will never let it go.


Line by Line Meaning

Baby, don't let me down
I am vulnerable and rely on you to support me emotionally


Baby, I follow you
I am committed to following you wherever you go


Baby, I stand by you
I am loyal to you and will support you through any situation


I am crazy for you
I have an intense love and infatuation for you


Baby, I want you
I have a strong desire for you and want to be with you


Baby, I need you
I depend on you for emotional and perhaps material support


I think of you every day, every night
You are always on my mind and I cannot stop thinking about you


I think of you every time, everywhere
No matter where I am or what I am doing, thoughts of you persist


When you go to east, baby, I follow you
I am willing to go anywhere with you, even if it means going far away


When you go to west, baby, I follow you
I am willing to travel with you to the opposite side of the world


When you go to north, baby, I follow you
I will follow you even to the coldest, most remote places


When you go to south, baby, I follow you
I will follow you to any hot, remote places that you may wish to visit


When you go to school, baby, I follow you
I support your educational pursuits and will be with you every step of the way


When you go to work, baby, I follow you
I want to be with you wherever you go and whatever you do


When you go downtown, baby, I follow you
I am willing to follow you even in big cities that may be overwhelming or unfamiliar to me


When you go to home, baby, I follow you
I want to be with you in the comfort and safety of your own home


Under the sun, baby, I follow you
I am willing to be with you in even the harshest daylight conditions


Under the ground, baby, I follow you
I will follow you even to the depths of the earth, no matter how daunting or scary it may be




Lyrics © REVA SONS, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, SONY ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING FRANCE
Written by: AMADOU BAGAYOKO

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Comments from YouTube:

@michaellundsten4736

Best song ever! Should make billions just off this single.

@ZeriMelodik

Excellent. I Love It.

@gerardvermeer2

They are fearless; comment je les aime

@akuja000

Love ❤

@lawsenabou3544

Best song in Afrique
Voice from morocco

@johnmohammed9049

love mariam and amadou

@moussacisse9401

good

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