Babys – Back On My Feet Again

The Baby’s were formed in 1976 and they broke up in 1981. They had 8 songs in the Billboard 100 and two songs in the top 2.

Back On My Feet Again peaked at #33 in the Billboard 100 in 1980. The song was on the album Union Jacks released in 1980. It peaked at #42 in 1980. The band’s first two singles from the album failed until this one hit.

This is the song I remember the most by them. It was written by Dominic Bugatti, Frank Musker, and John Waite.

Lead singer John Waite on how the Babys got their name: “The name was meant to be a joke. We took the name simply because the record companies wouldn’t listen to any bands they thought were rock & roll. I mean, they wanted sure-fire teen bands, pre-teen bands. We couldn’t get anybody down to hear us to get a record deal, so we called ourselves The Babys. We thought we’d keep the name just for two weeks. Then, the word got around in London that there was a band playing rock & roll called The Babys and it seemed so off the wall, so completely crazy, that it was worth taking a shot with. It really appealed to everyone’s sense of humor.”

 

Back On My Feet Again

I was so lonely until I met you
Told myself I’d get by without love
Drownin’ my sorrows, avoiding tomorrows
Kind of felt that I just had enough

You light up my face with your jokes and your smiles
And the way that you came every night
Don’t know what you got, but I’m sure glad I found you
Could be wrong but it sure feels right

And here I am
I’m back on my feet again
Here I am
I’m back on my feet again

Surprised at myself for the way that I feel
So happy that you’re here with me
Some women I’ve known, have left me with nothing
But I guess that was just meant to be

And here I am
I’m back on my feet again
Here I am
I’m back on my feet again

I was down for the count
I was down, I was beat, I was cryin’
I was cornered and hurt
I was hidin’ my face, sick of tryin’

I was so lonely until I met you
Told myself I’d get by without love
Drowning my sorrows, avoiding tomorrows
Kind of felt that I just had enough

And here I am
I’m back on my feet again
Here I am
I’m back on my feet again

Yeah, here I am
I’m back on my feet again
Here I am
I’m back on my feet again

Ooh yeah, here I am
I’m back on my feet again
Here I am
I’m back on my feet again

Here I am, yeah
I’m back on my feet again
Here I am
I’m back on my feet again

 

 

Author: badfinger20 (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

9 thoughts on “Babys – Back On My Feet Again”

    1. I agree it wasn’t the same. Sometimes they don’t realize they need their band.
      The funny think was he had bigger hits on his own.
      I do like one… it’s called Changes

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