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What do you think about the lyrics of "You're having my baby" by (Neil Sedaka?)

Asked by flo (12974points) April 8th, 2010

I heard some people say something about it, which I don’t see. I want to hear from you, instead of giving the details now.

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lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I remember throwing up to that song.lol

chyna's avatar

Projectile vomiting.

jaytkay's avatar

Paul Anka (not Neil Sedaka)

Cruiser's avatar

Made me a firm believer not only in birth control but that my parents were crazy for listening to Paul Anka!

flo's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille
@chyna
Is it because of the lyrics, the melody, (maybe because you only like unmushy songs) or you just happened to be nauseated at the time? If it is the lyrics what exactly about the lyrics? Which line?

@jaytkay thanks for the correction.

chyna's avatar

“having my baby, what a lovely way of saying how much you love me”
Need I say more?

jaytkay's avatar

You’re at a party, and there’s a couple, obviously madly in love. The touch a lot. Hold hands, even though they’re talking to other people. They finish each others’ sentences. When they’re apart, they mention how great they think their partner is…

That’s cool, people are happy for them.

Then she gets in his lap and they start sucking face.

It’s like that.

SeventhSense's avatar

The sentiment is beautiful but the song kind of sucks but Paul Anka was a world class songwriter. My Way, Diana and who can forget this classic

MagicalMystery's avatar

when you wrote your question, why is the word “by” out of parenthesis and the name Neil Sedaka is in parenthesis?

SeventhSense's avatar

@MagicalMystery
It’s actually Paul Anka.

flo's avatar

@MagicalMystery I didn’t put as much thought into it, and I hope noone is learning from me.

MagicalMystery's avatar

@SeventhSense : i know, that was mentioned before by @jaytkay. that’s not my point. my point is i am wondering why the asker put the punctuation the way she or he put it, so therefore i re-wrote the question exactly as she did.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@flo-Chyna put it nicely.There was something so cheesy about that song.Just replusive.LOL

Coloma's avatar

ROFLMAO…..no comment!

Coloma's avatar

Right up there with Kenny Loggins…’ even though we ain’t got money, I’m so in love with ya honey…’ uh huh…give it a couple of years! hahahaha

chyna's avatar

@Coloma I thought that was Anne Murray.

Coloma's avatar

@chyna

Maybe…but I think the most played version was Kenny Loggins…I don’t know…not worth remembering. haha

john65pennington's avatar

Paul Anka sang this song.

Back in the late 50s, the FCC banned the song Annie Had A Baby. by todays standards, this song is a drop in the bucket, compared to some of the songs today.

SeventhSense's avatar

The words are beautiful. You bitches is too cold.

Zen_Again's avatar

Basically, this is a song about an (I’m guessing) unwed couple who got pregnant. I am guessing they are unmarried because of the (lovely) lyric: “Didn’t have to keep it
Wouldn’t put ya through it You could have swept it from your life But you wouldn’t do it.”

I could be wrong, but I am interpreting this as we aren’t married (which wasn’t acceptable back in the day) and yet you have decided to not get an abortion.

I think this song could be re-written and produced today as a rap song, something like this:

{Paul}

Yo bitch, you be pregnant
I know you love me
That’s the way I make you
Think of me x3

{Both}

A yummy mummy
Baby in my tummy

(Fluther version – use Babby for baby)

{Paul}

You be beautiful now
Big like a cow

{Paul} I’d leave the next part – it could’ve been written today:

The need inside you
I see it showin’
Whoa, the seed inside ya
Baby, do you feel it growin’
Are you happy you know it
That you’re

{Odia)

You not in jail
I look like a whale

{Paul}

You coulda lost it
Tossed it
Scraped it
Shaked it

But you keep it
Means you love me, yo

;-)

—ZEN OUT-

Paul Anka – You’re Having My Baby

(feat. Odia Coates)

[Paul:]
Havin’ my baby
What a lovely way of sayin’
How much you love me
Havin’ my baby
What a lovely way of sayin’
What you’re thinkin’ of me
I can see it, face is glowin’
I can see in your eyes
I’m happy you know it

[Both:]
That you’re havin’ my baby

[Paul:]
You’re the woman I love
And I love what it’s doin’ to ya

[Both:]
Havin’ my baby

[Paul:]
You’re a woman in love
And I love what’s goin’ through ya

[Paul:]
The need inside you
I see it showin’
Whoa, the seed inside ya
Baby, do you feel it growin’
Are you happy you know it
That you’re

[Both:]
Havin’ my baby

[Odia:]
I’m a woman in love
And I love what it’s doin’ to me

[Both:]
Havin’ my baby

[Odia:]
I’m a woman in love
And I love what’s goin’ through me

[Paul:]
Didn’t have to keep it
Wouldn’t put ya through it
You could have swept it from your life
But you wouldn’t do it
No, you wouldn’t do it

[Both:]
And you’re havin’ my baby

[Odia:]
I’m a woman in love
And I love what it’s doin’ to me

[Both:]
Havin’ my baby

[Odia:]
I’m a woman in love
And I love what’s goin’ through me

[Paul:]
Havin’ my baby (havin’ my baby)
What a lovely way of sayin’
How much you love me

[Paul:]
Havin’ my baby
(havin’ my baby)

[Odia:]
I’m a woman in love
And I love what’s goin’ through me

Coloma's avatar

@Zen_Again

I protest…!

Not “Babby’ that was my goose…she did lay a lot of eggs! lol

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