Talking Heads: Stay Up Late Meaning
Stay Up Late Lyrics
There he is fast asleep
He's just a little plaything
Why not wake him up?
Cute, cute, little baby
Little pee-pee, little toes
Now he's comin' to me
Crawl across the kitchen floor.
Baby, baby, please let me hold him
anonymous Sep 5th 2020 report
It's from the point of view of a little boy who wants to keep his new brother up all night to entertain himself.
It’s an ironic joke about keeping a baby up all night because the alternative is always true. Most new parents are exhausted because their baby keeps waking up often at night. As soon as a newborn comes home from the hospital, it happens. And new parents sometimes can’t tell when baby is crying from utter fatigue.
anonymous Sep 22nd 2014 report
The singer is an unsuitable uncle who cares more about playing with his sister's 'cute' baby than about the baby's well-being (babies need a lot of sleep).
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