Song Lyric Sunday — Other Plans

For this week’s Song Lyric Sunday, Helen Vahdati chose the theme “plan.” This was a tough one and I had to search my memory banks, but I finally came up with a song from Stevie Wonder’s 1972 album, Talking Book. The name of the song is “Maybe Your Baby.”

Talking Book was the fifteenth studio album by Stevie Wonder. The two biggest songs from that album were “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” and “Superstition.” “Maybe Your Baby” was not one of his more well known tracks from the album.

The song is the sad tale of a guy whose girl “done made some other plans” and is stepping out on him with his best friend. He feels betrayed, lost, down, and lonely. His dreams are turning to ashes and he doesn’t know how to cope.

Here are the song’s lyrics.

I’m feelin’ down and some kind of lonely,
Cause’ my baby done left me here,
Heart’s blazing like a five alarm fire
And I don’t even give a care

I feel like the world is turnin’ on me,
My dreams turnin’ to ashes right in front of my face,
And I’m gettin’ kind of worried,
And I feel so out of place,

Maybe your baby done made some other plans,
Maybe your baby done made some other plans

[Background] . . I feel like cryin’, yeh, yeh
Maybe baby, baby, baby, baby, baby

In the mornin’ when I’ve got heartache,
I can’t call up the doctor for help,
Cause’ the only person that could ever do me any good,
Is steppin’ out with my best friend

I feel like I’m slippin’ deeper,
Slippin’ deeper into myself,
And I can’t take it,
This stuff is scarin’ me to death

Maybe your baby done made some other plans,
Kinda makin’ me worried,
Maybe your baby done made some other plans

Little Sally Walker, sittin’ in a saucer,
Checkin’ out the guys that are passing by

[Background]…by, by, by, by…

Maybe your baby done made some other plans

Maybe your baby done made some other plans,
Not includin’ future plans,
Maybe your baby done made some other plans,
Maybe my baby done made some other plans,
Maybe my baby done made another plan
with another man.
Your baby, your baby, stupid baby, your baby,
That you put so trust so much trust in your baby,
Maybe your baby done made some other plans

12 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday — Other Plans

  1. Felicia Denise August 26, 2018 / 6:00 am

    My first TEENAGE album (LOL!) and second for me only to Songs in the Key of Life (although ‘Skeletons’ is my favorite Stevie Wonder single). No, this song didn’t get the attention it should have, but great choice. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Suze August 26, 2018 / 7:20 am

    I loved this album. Nearly drove my college roommates insane playing it!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango August 26, 2018 / 7:41 pm

      On iTunes, although I did upload to my iPhone a bunch of my old CDs that I bought years ago.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Helen Vahdati September 3, 2018 / 9:08 am

    I really liked the funk to this song. Stevie Wonder is a genius, to be honest. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

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