My Baby Loves Me
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas Lyrics


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My baby loves me, oh yeah
My baby needs me, oh yeah
No other guy can whisper sweet things in my ear
My sweetie pie has the only sweet voice I sweet hear
So clear, so yeah

He needs me (he really really needs me) oh yeah (oh yeah)
My baby loves me (he really really loves me) oh yeah (oh yeah)
I'm tellin' you he needs me (he really really needs me) yes he does (oh yeah)
Can't seem to see no other handsome face
There's just no cute substitute can take my baby's place

'Cause I know he needs me (he really really needs me) oh yeah (oh yeah)
I'll never ever give my baby no trouble
Whenever he calls me, I come runnin' on the double

'Cause I know he loves me (he really really loves me)
Oh yeah (oh yeah)
And he needs me (he really really needs me)
Yes he does (oh yeah)
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah (yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah)
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah (yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah)
Now nobody can tell me a place where I'm goin' wrong, oh no
Nobody could ever embrace a lover so strong





'Cause I know he loves me, he tells me that he needs me
I know he loves me, can't be without me, oh no

Overall Meaning

The song "My Baby Loves Me" by Martha Reeves and the Vandellas is a powerful and uplifting tribute to a devoted relationship. The lyrics are straightforward and uncomplicated, but the lighthearted melody and energetic arrangement make the song an instant classic. The lead singer, Martha Reeves, sings with a certain kind of joyful confidence that makes the listener believe in the strength of her relationship.


The lyrics describe the unconditional love and commitment of the singer's partner. The singer takes pride in the fact that her lover needs her and loves her, and she cannot imagine any other man whispering sweet things in her ear. The chorus repeats that her baby "really really needs" and "really really loves" her. The singer reassures her lover that she will never give him trouble and will always come running when he needs her. The final verse triumphantly declares that nobody can tell the singer what she is doing wrong and that nobody could ever be loved as strongly as she is.


Line by Line Meaning

My baby loves me, oh yeah
My significant other truly loves me and I am sure of it


My baby needs me, oh yeah
My significant other depends on me and I am important to them


No other guy can whisper sweet things in my ear
No other person can make me feel as loved and special as my significant other does


My sweetie pie has the only sweet voice I sweet hear
My partner has the most loving and pleasant voice I have ever heard


So clear, so yeah
It is obvious to me that my significant other loves and needs me


He needs me (he really really needs me) oh yeah (oh yeah)
My partner requires my presence and support and it is evident


My baby loves me (he really really loves me) oh yeah (oh yeah)
My significant other has deep affection for me and shows it


I'm tellin' you he needs me (he really really needs me) yes he does (oh yeah)
It is important that others know that my partner values me and cannot do without me


Can't seem to see no other handsome face
I am not interested in anyone else because I have the most attractive partner


There's just no cute substitute can take my baby's place
No one can replace or compete with my significant other


'Cause I know he needs me (he really really needs me) oh yeah (oh yeah)
I am certain that my partner relies on me and our relationship is strong


I'll never ever give my baby no trouble
I will always prioritize my partner's happiness and avoid causing them any problems


Whenever he calls me, I come runnin' on the double
I am always available for my significant other and prioritize their needs


'Cause I know he loves me (he really really loves me)
I am sure that my partner truly loves me and our relationship is built on a strong foundation


And he needs me (he really really needs me)
My partner cannot do without me and values my contribution to our relationship


Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah (yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah)
Expressing enthusiasm and happiness about my partner's love and affection


Now nobody can tell me a place where I'm goin' wrong, oh no
I am confident in my relationship and do not believe that there is anything wrong with it


Nobody could ever embrace a lover so strong
Nobody else can have a partner who loves them as intensely as my significant other loves me


He tells me that he needs me
My partner makes it clear to me that they require my support and love


I know he loves me, can't be without me, oh no
I am confident in my partner's love for me and know that they cannot live without me




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Written by: GRETCHEN PETERS

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Comments from YouTube:

@swt32567

Martha Reeves & The Lovely Vandellas. The male background singers on this hit were none other than Motown's own 4-Tops. Never again will we see as much talent @ one record company as Motown had back in the 60's. This is not R&B. This is SOUL music. Music for the Soul from the Soul.

@phylis3917

You know I THOUGHT it was them!

@realdeal7521

@@phylis3917 Wow I didn't know that. Thanks for passing that along good to know.

@tonyswan7389

Pure GOLD

@russbates937

It's not actually the Vandellas. It's Martha backed by the superb Andantes alongside the Tops.

@Legoairborne101

man... nothing makes me feel like everythings gonna turn out alright like that first opening piano line. I hear it and immediately feel at home. I feel cool. I feel collected. I feel warm. Even if you don't have a baby of your own this song makes you feel the love. Man, thats what its all about. Every last bit of it.

@umste2624

you said it perfectly....*e

@charlescoleman6777

I thought I was the only one feeling that feeling!😂👏🏾👨🏾‍🦳🎶💕

@phylis3917

Yes. That percussion and then as you say. 😘

@mikepolyak6120

This reminds me my teenage years. Also ex girlfriends so cool. I'm 75 now & feeling cool

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