Babyfather

Leroy Osbourne, Gordon Matthewman, Clay Matthewman, Ila Adu, Sophie Muller, Everton Nelson, Tony Momrelle, Ian Burdge, Sade, Martin Ditcham, Noel Langley, Peter Lewinson

About Babyfather

"Babyfather" is the second single from English band Sade on their sixth studio album, Soldier of Love. It was released on 20 April 2010. The song was nominated in the Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal category at the 53rd Grammy Awards.


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Frankie, didn't I tell you,
"You got the world in the palm of your hand."
Frankie, didn't I tell you,
"They're running at your command."

You know the chains as if they're your invention.
It wasn't your intention,
Frankie,
To fall in the trap you made.

It's a crying shame.
You left a trail of destruction.
Heartbreaker, you know now,
They really did care cause it's your first affair.

Frankie, didn't I tell you,
"The lion would come in for a kill,"
Frankie, didn't I say,
"It had power over your sweet skill."

So where is the laughter you spat right in their faces?
Didn't I tell you,
Frankie,
That you might run out of aces.

It's a crying shame.
You could not win the game, heartbreaker.
This time it's your first affair.

Frankie
Frankie's first affair.
It's your time to cry, heartbreaker.
Frankie, Frankie's first affair.
It's your time to cry.

It's a crying shame, heartbreaker.
You know now,
They really did care cause it's your first affair.

Frankie,
Frankie's first affair.
Frankie,
Frankie's first affair.

It's your turn,
To cry.
It's your turn,
To cry.
It's your turn,
To cry.
It's your turn,
To cry.

Don't you realize they really,
Really,
Really did care.

The party's over,
Now you discover.
It's your turn to cry,
And don't you realize,
It's the toughest game.
Yes it is
Yes it is
The party's over,
It's your turn to cry

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Sade

Sade (/ʃɑːˈdeɪ/shah-DAY) are a British smooth jazz band that formed in 1983, named after their lead singer Sade Adu. Their music features elements of R&B, soul, jazz, and soft rock. more »

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Written by: Helen Adu, Stuart Matthewman

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12 facts about this song

Song Composition
"Babyfather" is a song by the English band "Sade" taken from their sixth studio album, "Soldier of Love."
Song Label
The song was released by Epic Records, which is a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment.
Genre
The song belongs to the Soul and R&B genre.
Song Release
The song was officially released on 9 April 2010 as the album's second single.
Lyric Composition
The lyrics of the song were written by the lead singer of the band, Sade Adu, along with other band members, Stuart Matthewman, Andrew Hale and Paul Spencer Denman.
Music Video
The music video for "Babyfather" was directed by Sophie Muller who has worked with renowned artists like Rihanna, Gwen Stefani, and Beyoncé.
Song Reception
The song received positive reviews from music critics. It received particularly high praises for its reggae-influenced beats and Sade’s seductive vocals.
Popularity
The song was strong enough to crack the top 20 on Billboard's Adult R&B songs chart.
Song Message
The song is perceived to be about the love between a father and his children, highlighting the role of a loving and caring father figure.
Award Nominations
"Babyfather" was nominated in the "Best Female Pop Vocal Performance" category at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards.
Visual Aesthetic
The music video captures the vibe of a relaxing sunny day with children enjoying homemade lemonade while Sade sings amidst an abundance of fruit and flowers.
Song Interpretation
Some fans and critics have interpreted the song as Sade's tribute to all the men who are dedicated to roles as fathers in their children's lives.

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