What does Baby's in Black mean?

Search Login

Beatles: Baby's in Black Meaning

Tagged:

No tags, suggest one.

Song Released: 1964


Get "Baby's in Black" on MP3:

Get MP3 from Amazon
Get MP3 from iTunes

Baby's in Black Lyrics

Play "Baby's in Black"
on Amazon Music

Oh dear, what can I do?
Baby's in black and I'm feeling blue
Tell me, oh what can I do?

She thinks of him and so she dresses in black
And though he'll never come back, she's dressed in black
Oh dear, what can I do?
Baby's in black and I'm...

  1.  

    deathcow9110
    click a star to vote
    Jan 2nd, 2009 1:16pm report


    I agree with the last post but I would also like to add that if shes dressed in black because of him he has no reason why she would dress in black. Oh wait I get it Black is funeral colers.



  2.  

    so123
    click a star to vote
    Oct 17th, 2008 10:09pm report


    Ok let me explain a little more. I believe that "Baby is Asrtid Kirchherr an early friend of the Beatles who became the bands first photographer . She is the one who dressed them all in black in the early photos . You can see photo's taken of her in the early years she's often dressed in black and it's said that a room in her house was also designed all in black even the furniture . I also believe that " Him " is Stuart Sutcliffe early member of the Beatles and John Lennons friend. This was a time for them before fame and it seems that Astrid fell for Stuart over John .

    Oh dear what can I do ?
    Baby's in black and I'm felling blue . Johns felling bad
    for astrids loss

    She thinks of him and so she dresses in black
    And though he'll never come back she's dressed in black . Astrids devestated by Stuarts death , but John knows he's not comming back .

    I think of her , but she thinks only of him
    and although it's only a whim she thinks of him
    Oh how long will it take till she sees the mistake she has made ? John cannot get Astrid ot of his thoughts , but he understands that her thoughts are with Stuart not him . John ponders how long will it take yo see the mistake she has made suggesting there may have been a competition for Astrid between John and Stuart .

    Stuart Sutcliffe died in 1962 this song was released in 1964 so the time line makes sense. Although I have never heard this explanation of these lyrics before after listening to this song and doing a little research I believe this interpretation to be correct.



  3.  

    so123
    click a star to vote
    Sep 28th, 2008 9:31pm report


    Perhaps "baby" is Astrid and "Him" is Stuart ?



  4.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jul 9th, 2007 7:01am report


    The Baby in Black is sad because she is in love with a man who doesn't love her back and Mr. Lennon is blue when Baby in Black doesn't love him.



  5.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Apr 20th, 2006 4:56pm report


    The baby in black's boyfriend has just died, and she still thinks of him, yet Lennon cannot stop thinking about her.




More Beatles song meanings »


 


Submit Your Interpretation

[ want a different song? ]






Just Posted

Buttons anonymous
Buttons anonymous
Remember Everything anonymous
Eyes Open anonymous
Radioactive anonymous
Buttons anonymous
Pictures anonymous
Don't Bring Me Down anonymous
Taken for Granted anonymous
Fire Meets Gasoline anonymous
Remember Everything anonymous
She's a Rainbow anonymous
Lady Madonna anonymous
Eyes Open anonymous
Make Up anonymous

Get a weekly email update

(We won't give out your email)

Latest Releases

Doggy
Katja Krasavice
Total Eclipse Of The Heart
Chloe Kohanski
Icon
Jaden Smith
Bella y Sensual
Romeo Santos
The Dance
Red Marlow
Enough
Branan Murphy
Codeine Dreaming
Kodak Black
For God So Loved
Jasmine Murray