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Styx: Babe Meaning

Song Released: 1979



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Babe, I'm leaving, I must be on my way
The time is drawing near
My train is going, I see it in your eyes
The love, the need, your tears
But I'll be lonely without you
And I'll need your love to see me through
Please believe me, my heart is...

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    anonymous
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    Jul 7th, 7:53pm report


    Back in the 89s a guy I was dating sent a special request over the radio station for me, I thought it was a breakup song because I never heard nothing else from him:(



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    anonymous
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    Mar 19th, 3:07am report


    My interpretation of the lyrics was unknown. I thought about this man dieing,leaving his love behind but always loving her. If it was about him going on tour without her, why couldn't she go with him? Why would a man leave a woman he loved so much and her sad and grieving loving him so much? If it was about going on tour and performing, then his choice if love was just that. So be it.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 24th, 2017 12:19am report


    it was written and copy righted to Chad Everette Gilbert.



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    anonymous
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    May 11th, 2017 5:56am report


    All I understand is that this person inspite of the fact that he must be on his way is very grateful to his woman, for the strength, courage, support and all.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 23rd, 2017 3:36am report


    I agree with anonymous statement...
    "Though I'm not completely sure, the song could also mean the guy is going to die, maybe of an illness or something, and he will miss his wife, and wants her to remember him, and that he will be lonely in Heaven without her."
    Because I am depressed in financial ruins but love my husband dearly thinking of suicide and leaving this song behind. Though selfish of me I think it says it all! As stated above
    "My husband wrote this on his computer before he left his wife and children and committed suicide, so I think the comment about impending death has meaning."



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    anonymous
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    Feb 14th, 2017 2:21am report


    Going in the military has to go to war



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    anonymous
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    Sep 14th, 2016 9:44pm report


    My husband wrote this on his computer before he left his wife and children and committed suicide, so I think the comment about impending death has meaning.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 4th, 2015 7:09am report


    Babe is a love song about a guy who has to go on tour with his band and wants his wife to know he loves her no matter where he is.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 1st, 2014 8:32am report


    Lyrics Dennis DeYoung wrote specifically about his relationship while moving in and out of concert performance touring with his wife Suzanne DeYoung. The group Styx had become a very commercial act beginning around 1976-1978 and this complicated young Dennis' recent marriage with Suzanne.

    The piece "Babe" was written specifically about the periods of time he was away from Suzanne. That he would always love her and come back to her. His love would not be shaken.

    This information is accurate and has been spoken a great many times in public by lyricist, composer, and vocalist Dennis DeYoung.

    Interpretations beyond this are purely relations the audience can create for themselves. The only true meaning is what the composer himself, Dennis DeYoung, and his wife, Suzanne DeYoung the target audience, hold in their chest. This is a song for them and them only.

    It is a piece written about unwavering love. Of struggle with physical distance separation but an eternally strong bond.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 10th, 2007 10:51pm report


    Though I'm not completely sure, the song could also mean the guy is going to die, maybe of an illness or something, and he will miss his wife, and wants her to remember him, and that he will be lonely in Heaven without her.



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    SquareEagle
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    Jun 12th, 2007 6:06pm report


    To the person above, how dare you suggest something that twisted and wrong about one of the greatest love songs of all time? Babe is Styx's biggest hit ever, and is worthy of respect. This song is fairly simple however, and it points to a man leaving his home, but not of his free will. He is leaving a loved one behind and wants to express to her that he will always love her and will never forget her, and all he asks in return is for her to do the same.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 15th, 2007 4:59pm report


    This song is basically about a guy and his wife having sex



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    SOAD4lyfe234
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    Apr 4th, 2006 4:27pm report


    Dennis Deyoung wrote this to his wife about everytime he leaves to go on a tour. Thats basically it.



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    blue
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    Oct 7th, 2005 10:25pm report


    This song is simply about a man who has to leave his love, and how he'll miss her. It also talks a bit about how he doesn't want her to forget him. The lyrics point this out in just about every line(Ex: "'cause I'll be lonely without you").




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