Oh Baby
LCD Soundsystem Lyrics


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Oh baby
Oh baby
You're having a bad dream
Here in my arms

Oh sugar
You came to me
Could all be a bad thing
And do you harm

Oh oh oh

Oh lover
You run from me
We move like a bad scene
Shot in the dark

Oh but please
Please wake me
For my love lies patiently
Please baby please
And my love life waits for me

Oh love
You came to me
Are you having a bad time?
There in your home

Oh sugar
Give in to me
You're just having a bad dream
Of raining lungs

Oh but please
Please shake me from my lovesick patient dream
Please baby please
And my love plays wait and see

Oh I'm on my knees, yeah
I'm on my knees
I promise I'm clean
And my love life waits

And you're already gone
Yeah, you're already gone
We are already home
And my love life stumbles on

Oh baby
Lean into me
There's always a side door




Into the dark
Into the dark, shh

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to LCD Soundsystem's song "Oh Baby" are open to interpretation but a possible interpretation is that the song is about being there for a loved one who is going through a tough time, someone who is experiencing a bad dream or a bad time in their life. The singer here is trying to comfort and reassure their loved one, asking them to come to their arms and give in to them, promising that their love is patient and waiting for them, even if they run away from it. The singer seems to be pleading with their loved one to not give up on love, to not let go of their dreams and hopes as they navigate through the darkness.


The repetition of "Oh baby" throughout the song adds to the comforting and nurturing tone of the lyrics, as if the singer is trying to soothe their loved one and make them feel safe. The lines "And my love life waits for me" and "And my love life stumbles on" suggest that the singer is determined to hold on to their love and keep it alive, even if there are obstacles and challenges along the way.


Overall, the song "Oh Baby" is a beautiful and emotional tribute to the power of love and its ability to heal and comfort us in our darkest moments.


Line by Line Meaning

Oh baby
The singer addresses a loved one affectionately


Oh baby
The singer reiterates their love


You're having a bad dream
The singer acknowledges the loved one's distress


Here in my arms
The artist reassures the loved one that they are safe and comforted in their embrace


Oh sugar
The artist addresses the loved one affectionately (again)


You came to me
The singer reminds the loved one of their initial relationship, during which the loved one sought refuge in their arms


Could all be a bad thing
The singer acknowledges that the loved one's current predicament may have negative consequences


And do you harm
The artist worries that the loved one may suffer negative consequences


Oh oh oh
A non-verbal expression of emotion (perhaps empathy or sympathy) by the artist


Oh lover
The artist addresses the loved one affectionately (once again)


You run from me
The singer recognizes that the loved one may be trying to distance themselves


We move like a bad scene
The artist compares their interactions with the loved one to an unpleasant or negative situation


Shot in the dark
The singer suggests that the situation may be unpredictable or uncertain


Oh but please
The singer implores the loved one to listen or pay attention


Please wake me
The singer acknowledges that they may be in a state of ignorance or obliviousness to the loved one's current state


For my love lies patiently
The artist is willing to wait for the loved one, regardless of how long it takes


Please baby please
The artist makes another appeal to the loved one


And my love life waits for me
The singer suggests that their love life is currently stagnant or unfulfilled


Oh love
The singer addresses the loved one affectionately (yet again)


You came to me
The artist repeats a previous line (with the same meaning)


Are you having a bad time?
The artist asks the loved one directly if they are struggling


There in your home
The artist acknowledges that the loved one may be experiencing difficulty in their personal life


Give in to me
The singer asks the loved one to let them help or support them in their time of need


You're just having a bad dream
The artist reassures the loved one that what they are currently experiencing is temporary or illusory


Of raining lungs
The singer describes the loved one's distress in metaphorical terms


Oh but please
The singer implores the loved one to listen or pay attention (again)


Please shake me from my lovesick patient dream
The singer admits that they may be fixated on their love life to the point of being unproductive or unfulfilled


Please baby please
The artist makes another appeal to the loved one (once more)


And my love plays wait and see
The artist suggests that their love life is currently in a state of limbo or uncertainty


Oh I'm on my knees, yeah
The singer is using a metaphor to indicate that they are in a vulnerable or powerless position


I'm on my knees
The singer repeats their metaphor (to emphasize the point)


I promise I'm clean
The artist assures the loved one that they have good intentions and have not done anything wrong


And my love life waits
The artist suggests that their love life is currently stagnant or unfulfilled (once again)


And you're already gone
The artist acknowledges that the loved one may have already moved on or created distance


Yeah, you're already gone
The singer emphasizes the point from the previous line


We are already home
The artist suggests that the loved one is where they belong, while the artist themselves may be in a state of unrest or uncertainty


And my love life stumbles on
The singer suggests that their love life is not going as smoothly as they desire


Oh baby
The singer addresses the loved one affectionately (one final time)


Lean into me
The singer asks the loved one to trust them and rely on them for support


There's always a side door
The artist suggests that there is always a way to escape or find a solution


Into the dark
The artist uses a metaphor to indicate that sometimes the solution may be unclear or hidden


Into the dark, shh
The singer emphasizes the metaphor from the previous line




Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: James Murphy

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@tf2hark362

Equations in the video:

On the whiteboard there are, from top left to bottom right:

Einstein field equations with cosmological constant.
Schrodinger equation.
Part of the standard model Lagrangian.
Integral form of Gauss' Law.
Dirac Equation.
Some Lagrangian I can't read.

The equation they figure out is some kind of Ising model Hamiltonian, don't recognize it exactly (and some is blurred).



All comments from YouTube:

@lewispritchard6624

He’d rather be nowhere with her, than somewhere without her.

@daverage4729

Great comment! :)

@melejian

(Insert crying emoji here)

@ahmedvstheworld

Ricky Gervais from After Life?

@lewispritchard6624

Ahmed A only took 9 months for someone to notice 😂 still think it fits well with the video tho

@dandut

Lewis Pritchard me too, if we are talking about Sissy Spacek

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@ABLWhy

This came out a few weeks after my wife died. LCD Soundsystem was one of her favorite bands, and she was so excited they were coming back. This song will never not make me cry.

@BrentHutchinson1

I got tears in my eyes after reading this. I’m sorry about your wife. This is truly the two or yours’ song.

@robdevlin2047

♥️

@harveyscottz

oh baby

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