Baby It's You

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Sha la la la la la la la la
Sha la la la la la la

It's not the way you look that touched my heart
It's not the way you kiss me baby that tears me apart

Oh oh, many many, many nights I try
I sit alone at home and I cry over you
What can I do
I can't help myself 'cause baby it's you

Sha la la la la la la la la
Sha la la la la la la

You should hear the things that they say about you
Cheat cheat cheat
They say you're never ever ever ever ever gonna be true

Oh oh, I don't listen to a word they say
I'm gonna love you any old way
What can I do, it's true
Can't help myself 'cause baby, it's you
Sha la la la la la la la
Baby, it's you
Sha la la la la la la

Oh oh, I don't listen to a word they say
I'm gonna love you any old way
What can I do, it's true
Can't help myself 'cause baby, it's you
Sha la la la la la la la
Baby, it's you
Sha la la la la la la
Baby it's you...

Baby It's You
Written byBurt Bacharach, Mack David & Barney Williams (pseudonym for Luther Dixon)
Performed byNick Lowe & Elvis Costello
Produced byNick Lowe, Elvis Costello & Paul "Bassman" Riley ("a Lowe/Costello/Bassman production")
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals, lead guitar
Nick Lowe - vocals, bass
RecordedMay 1984, Am-Pro Studios, London
ReleasedJuly 1984
AlbumsGoodbye Cruel World (Rykodisc/Demon reissue), 1995
Goodbye Cruel World (Rhino/Edsel reissue), 2004
SinglesNick Lowe - L.A.F.S. (Love At First Sight), 1984
The Only Flame In Town, 1984 (US)
CollectionsOut Of Our Idiot, 1987
Nick Lowe - The Doings, 1999
Singles, Volume 3, 2003
Length3:10

First known performance:
September 5, 1984, Austin, TX
Last known performance:
March 14, 2015, Jacksonville, FL
     (8 known performances, 6 as a snippet)


Alternate versions

Baby It's You (Live 1998)
Performed byElvis Costello
RecordedOctober 18, 1998, Sony Music Studios, New York
ReleasedDecember 8, 1998
VideosSessions At West 54th, 1998
Single: L.A.F.S. (Love At First Sight)LAFS (Love At First Sight) UK 12" single front sleeve.jpg

The Only Flame In Town singleThe Only Flame In Town UK 7" single front sleeve.jpg

Out Of Our IdiotOut Of Our Idiot album cover thumbnail.jpg

Goodbye Cruel WorldGCW album cover large.jpg

Sessions At West 54th (video)Sessions At West 54th VHS cover.jpg

Singles, Volume 3Singles Volume 3 album cover.jpg


Recordings by other artists

 Artist  Year  Release  Links
The Shirelles  1961
The Beatles  1963
 Dave Berry  1964
 Cilla Black  1965
 Smith  1969
 The Carpenters  1970
Shakin' Stevens  2006 Now Listen

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