Crazy For My Baby
Little Walter Lyrics


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I'm just your fool, can't help myself
I love you, baby and no one else
I ain't crazy, you are my baby
I'm just your fool

I'm just your fool, I must confess
To still love you, baby and take your mess
I ain't lyin', no use a jivin'
I'm just your fool

You must be tryin' to drive me crazy
Treat me the way you do
I ax you please have mercy, baby
Let me be happy too

If you gonna leave me, for someone new
Gonna buy me a shotgun, shoot it at you
I ain't lyin', no use a jivin'
I'm just your fool

I'm just your fool, can't help myself
I love you, baby and no one else




I ain't crazy, you are my baby
I'm just your fool

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Little Walter's song "Crazy For My Baby" express infatuation and devotion towards a lover who may not reciprocate the same level of affection. The singer admits to being a fool for loving this person, despite their mistreatment of him. He claims that he can't help himself and he loves them and no one else. He tries to reason with his partner, expressing that they are the one who is making him feel insane with their behavior. He asks for mercy and to be allowed to be happy with them.


The use of repetition in the lyrics emphasizes the desperation and intensity of the singer's emotions towards his lover. The phrase "I'm just your fool" is repeated several times, indicating a sense of powerlessness in the relationship. The last stanza, where he threatens to use a shotgun if his lover leaves him for someone new, is a manifestation of his fear of losing the one he loves.


Overall, the song conveys a message of love and devotion, even when the person being loved doesn't necessarily deserve it. It also portrays the struggle of being in a one-sided relationship, where one partner has more power than the other.


Line by Line Meaning

I'm just your fool, can't help myself
I have no control over my feelings for you and am completely devoted to you.


I love you, baby and no one else
My love for you is unmatched and I have no interest in anyone else.


I ain't crazy, you are my baby
My feelings for you may seem intense to others, but to me, it's simply because you are my baby and I love you deeply.


I'm just your fool
No matter how much you may hurt or disappoint me, I will always be your fool and continue to love you.


I'm just your fool, I must confess
I admit that my love for you is all-consuming and I am completely under your spell.


To still love you, baby and take your mess
Despite your behavior towards me, I am willing to endure it because my love for you is so strong.


I ain't lyin', no use a jivin'
I am not lying or trying to deceive you - my feelings for you are genuine and unwavering.


You must be tryin' to drive me crazy
Your actions towards me are causing me great distress and mental instability.


Treat me the way you do
Your treatment of me is unfair and unjustified.


I ax you please have mercy, baby
I am pleading with you to treat me with kindness and compassion, even though I know you won't.


Let me be happy too
I deserve to be happy in this relationship as well and am asking you to consider my feelings.


If you gonna leave me, for someone new
If you do decide to leave me for someone else, there will be consequences.


Gonna buy me a shotgun, shoot it at you
I am so devoted to you that the idea of losing you is unbearable and I am even willing to resort to violence to keep you by my side.




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