Everybody's talking my baby down

(Arnie Roman / Russ Desalvo)

People are sayin'

That boy is gonna hurt you

His kind of love is not for real

He's only playin'

Foolin' with your heart girl

But I know how he makes me feel

And I don't need any other proof

They just don't understand

They don't know the truth

Momma says he's bad for me

Poppa says I'll be sorry

Everybody's talkin' my baby down

And all my friends doubt him

Tell me I should live without him

Everybody's talkin' my baby down

He's not like the others

Nobody wants to see it

They don't even wanna try

Judge a book by its cover

And you'll never know the story

There's so much more than meets the eye

Oh and I know his heart is true

I don't need anyone

To tell me what to do


My sisters and my brothers

Tell me I should find another

Everybody's talkin' my baby down

Oh but they can't feel his touch

They can't feel his kiss

They don't know what it's like to be loved like this

I don't care about their point of view

'Cause it's understood

When the love is good

Nothin' else is gonna do


No they don't know what he's all about

Everybody just wanna talk my baby down

No they can't see that his heart is gold

Everybody wanna treat my baby so cold, so cold