...Baby One More Time
Britney Spears Lyrics


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Oh, baby, baby
Oh, baby, baby

Oh, baby, baby, how was I supposed to know
That something wasn't right here?
Oh, baby, baby, I shouldn't have let you go
And now you're out of sight, yeah
Show me how you want it to be
Tell me, baby, 'cause I need to know now, oh, because

My loneliness is killing me (and I)
I must confess I still believe (still believe)
When I'm not with you I lose my mind
Give me a sign
Hit me, baby, one more time

Oh, baby, baby
The reason I breathe is you (oh, yeah)
Boy, you got me blinded
Oh, pretty baby
There's nothing that I wouldn't do
It's not the way I planned it
Show me how you want it to be
Tell me, baby, 'cause I need to know now, oh, because

My loneliness is killing me (and I)
I must confess I still believe (still believe)
When I'm not with you I lose my mind
Give me a sign
Hit me, baby, one more time

Oh, baby, baby (oh)
Oh, baby, baby (yeah)

Oh, baby, baby, how was I supposed to know?
Oh, pretty baby, I shouldn't have let you go
I must confess, that my loneliness is killing me now
Don't you know I still believe
That you will be here
And give me a sign
Hit me, baby, one more time

My loneliness is killing me (and I)
I must confess I still believe (still believe)
When I'm not with you I lose my mind
Give me a sign
Hit me, baby, one more time

I must confess (my loneliness) that my loneliness (is killing me)
Is killing me now (I must confess)
Don't you know I still believe (I still believe)
That you will be here (when I'm not with you I lose my mind)




And give me a sign
Hit me, baby, one more time

Overall Meaning

"Baby One More Time" is one of Britney Spears's most recognizable songs, and the lyrics are about experiencing the pain of a breakup and wanting to reconcile with an ex-lover. The chorus's line, "My loneliness is killing me," portrays the pain of being without that special someone. The song's title and the well-known lines "Hit me, baby, one more time" refer to being hit with the pain of longing to be with the person who has broken up with you. Spears's longing for her ex is so strong that she's willing to be "hit" by the emotional pain if it means she can be close to him again.


In the second verse, Spears expresses her deep devotion to her ex-lover, acknowledging that their absence has left her feeling "blinded." "The reason I breathe is you" and "There's nothing that I wouldn't do / It's not the way I planned it" show the depth of her feelings and her pain at their separation.


Throughout the song, Spears is pleading for her ex's love and attention, believing that the relationship is worth saving. The repetitive nature of the song's structure further emphasizes Spears's intense desire for her ex, with the chorus continually repeating the phrase "Hit me, baby, one more time."


Line by Line Meaning

Oh baby, baby
The singer addresses her love interest, expressing affection and tenderness towards him.


Oh baby, baby
Repetition of the opening line as a refrain.


Oh baby, baby, how was I supposed to know That something wasn't right here?
The singer expresses confusion about a recent breakup, and wonders what went wrong.


Oh baby, baby, I shouldn't have let you go And now you're out of sight, yeah
The artist regrets letting go of her love interest, and now he has left her life.


Show me how you want it to be Tell me, baby, 'cause I need to know now, oh because
The artist pleads for her love interest to be clear about what he wants from the relationship, because she needs to know.


My loneliness is killing me (and I) I must confess I still believe (still believe) When I'm not with you I lose my mind Give me a sign Hit me, baby, one more time
The singer laments her loneliness without her love interest, and admits that she still believes in their relationship; she asks for a gesture or sign of his affection, begging him to come back to her.


Oh baby, baby The reason I breathe is you Boy, you got me blinded
The singer expresses the great importance of her love interest in her life and how she is blinded by her love for him.


Oh, pretty baby There's nothing that I wouldn't do It's not the way I planned it
The artist expresses her willingness to do anything for her love interest, even if it's not what she had initially planned or hoped for.


Show me how you want it to be Tell me, baby, 'cause I need to know now, oh because
Repetition of the plea for communication and clarity in the relationship.


My loneliness is killing me (and I) I must confess I still believe (still believe) When I'm not with you I lose my mind Give me a sign Hit me, baby, one more time
Repetition of the artist's desperation and plea for her love interest to come back to her.


Oh baby, baby (oh) Oh baby, baby (yeah)
Repetition of the opening refrain.


Oh baby, baby, how was I supposed to know? Oh pretty baby, I shouldn't have let you go
Repetition of the artist's confusion and regret over losing her love interest.


I must confess, that my loneliness is killing me now Don't you know I still believe That you will be here And give me a sign Hit me, baby, one more time
Repetition of the singer's confession of loneliness, belief in the relationship, and desperate plea for her love interest to come back to her.


My loneliness is killing me (and I) I must confess I still believe (still believe) When I'm not with you I lose my mind Give me a sign Hit me, baby, one more time
Repetition of the central theme of the song: the singer's loneliness without her love interest, her belief in their relationship, and her desperate plea for him to come back to her.




Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Martin Max

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miracle

This sing was paleyed Fm radio stations in the philiines back. 1999

Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@ashchakma6093

"Baby One More Time"

Oh, baby, baby
Oh, baby, baby

Oh, baby, baby
How was I supposed to know
That something wasn't right here?
Oh, baby, baby
I shouldn't have let you go
And now you're out of sight, yeah

Show me how you want it to be
Tell me, baby
'Cause I need to know now, oh, because

My loneliness
Is killing me and I
I must confess
I still believe, still believe
When I'm not with you I lose my mind
Give me a sign
Hit me, baby, one more time

Oh, baby, baby
The reason I breathe is you
Boy, you got me blinded
Oh, pretty baby
There's nothing that I wouldn't do
It's not the way I planned it

Show me how you want it to be
Tell me, baby
'Cause I need to know now, oh, because

My loneliness
Is killing me and I
I must confess
I still believe, still believe
When I'm not with you I lose my mind
Give me a sign
Hit me, baby, one more time

Oh, baby, baby
Oh, baby, baby
Ah, yeah, yeah

Oh, baby, baby
How was I supposed to know?
Oh, pretty baby
I shouldn't have let you go

I must confess
That my loneliness
Is killing me now
Don't you know I still believe
That you will be here
And give me a sign?
Hit me, baby, one more time

My loneliness
Is killing me and I
I must confess
I still believe, still believe
When I'm not with you I lose my mind
Give me a sign
Hit me, baby, one more time

I must confess
That my loneliness
Is killing me now
Don't you know I still believe
That you will be here
And give me a sign?
Hit me, baby, one more time



@rouydenlake

Oh, baby, baby
Oh, baby, baby

Oh, baby, baby
How was I supposed to know
That something wasn't right here?
Oh, baby, baby
I shouldn't have let you go
And now you're out of sight, yeah

Show me how you want it to be
Tell me, baby
'Cause I need to know now, oh, because

My loneliness
Is killing me and I
I must confess
I still believe, still believe
When I'm not with you I lose my mind
Give me a sign
Hit me, baby, one more time

Oh, baby, baby
The reason I breathe is you
Boy, you got me blinded
Oh, pretty baby
There's nothing that I wouldn't do
It's not the way I planned it

Show me how you want it to be
Tell me, baby
'Cause I need to know now, oh, because

My loneliness
Is killing me and I
I must confess
I still believe, still believe
When I'm not with you I lose my mind
Give me a sign
Hit me, baby, one more time

Oh, baby, baby
Oh, baby, baby
Ah, yeah, yeah

Oh, baby, baby
How was I supposed to know?
Oh, pretty baby
I shouldn't have let you go

I must confess
That my loneliness
Is killing me now
Don't you know I still believe
That you will be here
And give me a sign?
Hit me, baby, one more time

My loneliness
Is killing me and I
I must confess
I still believe, still believe
When I'm not with you I lose my mind
Give me a sign
Hit me, baby, one more time

I must confess
That my loneliness
Is killing me now
Don't you know I still believe
That you will be here
And give me a sign?
Hit me, baby, one more time



All comments from YouTube:

@requiemforanali

Everyone: Billie eilish is famous at only 17!!!!!
Me: Britney aka the princess of pop recorded one of the most iconic songs ever at only 16

@ruthbarbiebarbii8176

💖💖💖 Britney Is The Best!✨🌟 FOREVER!💚

@astro9768

she is 28 in this video

@requiemforanali

Kuivao MSP right... she’s 38 now and this video was filmed in 1998, so how’s that possible? Lmfao

@axelinlol

@@astro9768 She Is Not 28 In This Video She Is 16 Years Investigate.!!

@enec5025

It's not like she wrote the song or anything

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@marttggpp

I still remember when Britney was the most famous person ever

@grace19005

@@michaelportillo5663 wow so funny 🙄🙄🙄

@rogerholder7423

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