Babys – Every Time I Think of You

The Babys had a brief career in the spotlight and had some hits. Back On My Feet Again, Isn’t It Time, and this one. They were a good opening act for many bands at that time but although having a few top 40 hits never did breakthrough big.

Internal conflicts led to the founder, guitarist, and keyboard player Michael Corby being removed from the group by Chrysalis Records in 1978. The three remaining members of the Babys…John Waite, Wally Stocker, and Tony Brock completed the album for a January 1979 release. Jonathan Cain would join in 1980 and his membership would be shortlived.

During a performance in Cincinnati on December 9, 1980 (the day after John Lennon had been murdered), John Waite was pulled from the stage by an overzealous fan during an encore and seriously injured his knee. Following a subsequent final performance by the group in Akron, Ohio, the remainder of the tour was canceled, and the group disbanded following the tour.

They broke up in 1981 and John Waite went solo and had a number 1 hit… and Jonathan Cain joined Journey. Wally Stocker and Tony Brock would later play in Rod Stewart’s band.

Every Time I Think Of You was written by Jack Conrad and Ray Kennedy and released in 1979 as the lead single from The Babys’ third studio album Head First. 

The song peaked at #13 in the Billboard 100, #8 in Canada, and #41 in New Zealand in 1979.

Every Time I Think Of You

Every time I think of you
It always turns out good
Every time I’ve held you
I thought you understood

People say a love like ours
Will surely pass
But I know a love like ours
Will last and last

But maybe I was wrong not knowing how our love should go
(How our love, how our love should go)
But I wasn’t wrong in knowing how our love would grow
(How our love, how our love would grow)

And every time I think of you (every time)
Every time I think of you (every single time)
It always turns out good

Seasons come and seasons go
But our love will never die
Let me hold you, darlin’
So you won’t cry

‘Cause people say that our love affair
Will never last
But we know a love like ours
Will never pass

But maybe I was wrong not knowing how our love should go
(How our love, how our love should go)
But I wasn’t wrong in knowing how our love would grow
(How our love, how our love would grow)

And every time I think of you (every time)
Every time I think of you (every single time)
It always turns out good

People say a love like ours
Will surely pass
But I know a love like ours
Will last and last

But maybe I was wrong not knowing how our love should go
(How our love, how our love should go)
But I wasn’t wrong in knowing how our love would grow
(How our love, how our love would grow)

And every time I think of you
Every time I think of you
Every time I think of you
It always turns out good

Every time I think of you
Every time I think of you
Every time I think of you
Every time I think of you

Every time I think of you
Every time I think of you
Every time I think of you
Every time I think of you

Every time I think of you
Every time I think of you

Author: badfinger20 (Max)

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

14 thoughts on “Babys – Every Time I Think of You”

  1. I’d never heard that story about Waite being pulled off stage the day after Lennon’s murder. That spooked a lot of artists. Like when that guy runs up to the stage desperately wanting to talk to Paul Simon during the S&G Central Park show. Paul looks like he’s staring at a cobra from two feet away.

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    1. The Paul Simon incident is one that I won’t forget. Rock concerts you see it a little more (Keith Richards handling of a fan in 81)…not in a peaceful Simon and Garfunkel setting…yea the timing of it couldn’t have been worse.

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    1. I totally agree…they were making a dent and had another hit Back on my Feet Again…didn’t know that Cain was just with them less than a year.

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    1. LOL…yea but I wish Cain would have went somewhere else and Rolie would have stayed where he was with Journey…maybe that is just me.

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      1. THANK YOU! I saw Gregg Rolie a few years back with Ringo…he was really good…but yea that was the Journey I liked.

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    1. I dont’ know…I want to find that out. He must have been on the first hit…”Isn’t It Time”…my favorite song was Back On My Feet Again

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