Tar Baby
grandma came to see

something she could not believe

how could her girl be

so naive



tar baby, tar baby

told the secret she conceived



oh, that big old smile of yours

could turn the wind into a song

how could i have doubted

honey it's with me that you belong



tar baby, tar baby

i love you so

(i love you)



like a brand new blade

you cut into my life

cut through two decades

like a hot coal on ice



tar baby, my tar baby

it maybe, was meant to be

when i look at you

i can't believe my eyes

and with your magic

i think you just might charm the birds out of the skies



tar baby, tar baby

came good out of grief



a golden thread inside of the web

that i got caught in

oh, it's a lover's revenge, but out of the pain

come the best things you see



you cut into my life

you cut into my life (baby baby baby baby don't you know that)

you cut into my life (i love you)

you cut into my life



la la la la la ooh

you can turn the wind into a song

la la la la la baby baby baby

it's with me you belong