EVERYBODY'S SOMEBODY'S BABY

G.Merrill/S.Rubicam
©1990 Warner-Tamerlane/Direct Planet Music/Boy Meets Girl Music (BMI)

Everybody's somebody's baby
everybody's baby needs an angel these days

I read about you in the news
the gang page twenty-two
I could hardly understand it
I felt so removed
just because my street is safe
I must be one of the lucky few

So I quietly slipped on to your porch with you
rocking my baby in mother's arms
hope..dreams..and a prayer or two
her only protection to keep her from harm

Everybody's somebody's baby
everybody's baby needs an angel these days

Didn't the angels see us my baby
maybe they're just too busy these days
last I heard an engine revving
two shots fired and found their way
our bodies jerked I almost dropped you
then we were flying my sweet baby and I

Everybody's somebody's baby
everybody's baby needs an angel these days

If the angels could not help us here
at least they helped us fly away
fly away on graceful wings
fly away from hurt and hate
fly away from graceless beings

Everybody's somebody's baby
everybody's baby needs an angel these days
to help us whether we die young
or have to live with empty arms