I Want My Baby On Mars
Bow Wow Wow Lyrics


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You're my, you're my
You're my baby, baby, baby, baby, baby
You're my baby, baby, baby, baby, baby
Yeah, yeah, oh, oh
It was the summer 2001, all before the drama begun
When we first met, I seen you sittin' out on your steps
You was broke down cryin' a mess
So I interfered, I asked what's the reason for tears?
I was wishin' you could tell me your fears
But I had to start with ya name
You told me how ya man playin' games
So I said that it was time for a change and you just laughed
But it looked like you ain't laughed in a while
I was glad I could give you a smile
Then we both blushed but really girl, it ain't no rush
I was thinkin' that maybe we can discuss a future for us
'Cuz homeboy just got you crushed
You need to leave that clown in the dust
Trust I just wanna talk, I'm thinkin' I can give you a call
And we can pick it up where we left off, I'll holla tomorrow
Girl, I understand you loyal to ya man and that's alright oh, baby
But that don't change the fact, that you fight
And you stay cryin' every night, oh baby
Girl you got to let him know, you can't live like this no more
Oh, baby, can't you see
Together you and me could be so special, baby?
Our feelings get greater a million days later
Talkin' all night, "Please stay up" but here comes ya ex
Returned with that drama and stress
All the nonsense that you just left but yet
You accept and go back to try it again
Then return with a broken heart that I gotta mend
That's unfair, I've only been your lover and friend
And homey there he just front and pretend
But you don't care the life he leads is unsafe
I would never place my hands to your face
First you kick him out then you at his house
What is that about? I cant figure you out
Even your friend said I was better
But you listen to them never like "Uh, uh whatever"
So the next time he hurt you again
You already knew where you should've been and that's with me
Girl, I understand you loyal to ya man and that's alright, oh, baby
But that don't change the fact, that you fight
And you stay cryin' every night, oh, baby
Girl, you got to let him know, you can't live like this no more
Oh, baby, can't you see
Together you and me could be so special, baby?
All the times you two way me, tellin' me that you miss me
Wantin' me to come over and keep you busy, remember that?
Now that you gone, it's been kinda hard
Can't think, can't sleep, can't do nothing at all
Just tell me why you had to go back?
See you ain't have to go through that, my baby
You could've been here right by my side
Me and you at the park takin' walks outside
But Instead, I keep on havin' these dreams
Waitin' for my phone to ring, my baby
Wishin' that it would be you
But I know that, that won't come true, my baby
Girl, I understand you loyal to ya man and that's alright oh, baby
But that don't change the fact, that you fight
And you stay cryin' every night, oh baby
Girl, you got to let him know, you can't live like this no more
Oh, baby, can't you see
Together you and me could be so special, baby?
Girl, I understand you loyal to ya man and that's alright oh, baby
But that don't change the fact, that you fight
And you stay cryin' every night, oh baby
Girl, you got to let him know, you can't live like this no more




Oh, baby, can't you see
Together you and me could be so special, baby?

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Bow Wow Wow's song "I Want My Baby On Mars" tell the story of a man who meets a woman in 2001, who is crying and upset because of her current relationship. The man offers to talk to her and change her situation. He spends time with her on the phone, and they talk about their feelings for each other. However, just as their relationship starts to take off, the woman's ex comes back into the picture, causing drama and stress. Despite the man's attempts to convince her to leave her ex, the woman keeps going back to him, even when her friends tell her he's not good for her. The man is left feeling confused and hurt, knowing that he can't force her to leave her ex and be with him.


The lyrics are a reflection on the difficulty of leaving an unhealthy relationship, even when it's clear that it's causing pain and misery. The man in the song represents the hope and possibility of a better life, but the woman is too attached to her past to let go. The chorus - "Girl, I understand you loyal to ya man / And that's alright, oh baby / But that don't change the fact / That you fight and you stay crying every night, oh baby / Girl, you got to let him know, you can't live like this no more / Oh, baby, can't you see / Together you and me could be so special, baby?" - is an appeal to the woman to leave her ex and start a new life with the man.


Overall, "I Want My Baby On Mars" is a poignant and powerful song about the struggles of love and relationships. The lyrics are full of emotion and depth, and the story they tell is one that many people can relate to. It's a classic example of the power of music to capture the human experience and touch people's hearts.


Line by Line Meaning

You're my, you're my
Addressing the object of affection in a loving way.


You're my baby, baby, baby, baby, baby
Reiterating the strong feelings of love and endearment towards the person being addressed.


It was the summer 2001, all before the drama begun
Setting the stage and the timeframe for when the events of the story begin to unfold.


When we first met, I seen you sittin' out on your steps
Recalling the first meeting with the person being addressed, and the location where they were found.


You was broke down cryin' a mess
Describing the state of distress that the person being addressed was in at the time of their first meeting.


So I interfered, I asked what's the reason for tears?
Stepping in to console the person being addressed and inquire about the source of their emotional turmoil.


I was wishin' you could tell me your fears
Expressing a desire to be there for the person being addressed and learn more about what's bothering them.


But I had to start with ya name
Making small talk and introducing himself to the person being addressed.


You told me how ya man playin' games
Revealing the source of the person being addressed's distress - their troubled relationship with their partner.


So I said that it was time for a change and you just laughed
Suggesting that the person being addressed should end their toxic relationship and move on, but encountering resistance and skepticism on their part.


But it looked like you ain't laughed in a while
Noticing the lack of joy and happiness in the person being addressed's life, brought on by the issues in their relationship.


I was glad I could give you a smile
Feeling good about being able to bring some positivity and happiness into the person being addressed's life.


Then we both blushed but really girl, it ain't no rush
Acknowledging a mutual attraction and chemistry, but recognizing that it's not wise to act on it immediately given the circumstances.


I was thinkin' that maybe we can discuss a future for us
Expressing a desire to explore a romantic relationship with the person being addressed if and when they're ready to move on from their current relationship.


'Cuz homeboy just got you crushed
Referring to the person being addressed's current partner and the emotional pain they've caused them.


You need to leave that clown in the dust
Urging the person being addressed to end their relationship and move on from their toxic partner.


Trust I just wanna talk, I'm thinkin' I can give you a call
Reiterating that the artist is there to support and comfort the person being addressed, and offering the possibility of future contact to discuss things further.


And we can pick it up where we left off, I'll holla tomorrow
Offering to continue their conversation and connection in the future, and setting a plan to do so.


Girl, I understand you loyal to ya man and that's alright oh, baby
Acknowledging the person being addressed's reluctance to leave their partner and expressing acceptance of that fact, while still urging them to do what's best for their own happiness.


But that don't change the fact, that you fight
Acknowledging the fact that the person being addressed is going through a lot of emotional turmoil and struggle in their current relationship.


And you stay cryin' every night, oh baby
Observing the emotional toll that the person being addressed's relationship is having on them, in the form of frequent tears and sadness.


Girl you got to let him know, you can't live like this no more
Urging the person being addressed to speak up and assert themselves in their relationship, so that they can start making changes and living a happier life.


Together you and me could be so special, baby?
Expressing a desire to explore a romantic relationship with the person being addressed, given their strong attraction and the potential for happiness together.


All the times you two way me, tellin' me that you miss me
Recalling the times when the person being addressed expressed their feelings of missing the artist and wanting to be with them instead of their current partner.


Wantin' me to come over and keep you busy, remember that?
Recalling the person being addressed's desire for companionship and connection with the singer, and highlighting the strong attraction between them.


Now that you gone, it's been kinda hard
Expressing the singer's sadness and difficulty in coping after the person being addressed has ended their contact and gone back to their toxic partner.


Can't think, can't sleep, can't do nothing at all
Describing the singer's current state of mind and the depth of their emotions following the person being addressed's departure.


Just tell me why you had to go back?
Expressing confusion and frustration at the person being addressed's decision to return to their toxic partner, despite their promises to end the relationship.


See you ain't have to go through that, my baby
Expressing concern and compassion for the person being addressed and their struggle in their toxic relationship, while still urging them to end it and move on.


You could've been here right by my side
Highlighting the missed opportunity for the person being addressed to be in a happy and fulfilling relationship with the singer, instead of remaining in a toxic one.


Me and you at the park takin' walks outside
Painting a picture of the happy and carefree life that the singer and the person being addressed could have together, if they were to pursue a relationship.


But Instead, I keep on havin' these dreams
Expressing the artist's longing and desire for a relationship with the person being addressed, despite the current obstacles in their way.


Waitin' for my phone to ring, my baby
Expressing the artist's hope and anticipation of contact from the person being addressed, and their desire to continue pursuing a relationship with them.


Wishin' that it would be you
Expressing the artist's longing and hope that the person being addressed will reach out to them, so that they can reconnect and explore a potential relationship together.


But I know that, that won't come true, my baby
Acknowledging the singer's realization that the person being addressed is unlikely to change their ways and leave their toxic partner, and that their dreams of a relationship together may never come true.




Writer(s): Leigh Gorman, Malcolm Robert Andrew Mclaren Copyright: Peermusic (Uk) Ltd., Sm Publishing Uk Limited

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