Smokey Robinson & the Miracles

She's Only a Baby Herself

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Smokey Robinson's, or the daughter of somebody he knows, messed up and got pregnant as a teen and he wrote a song about this quite common scenario as only the Miracle Man can: "My daughter's going to have a baby, and she's only a baby herself." From his Pure Smokey album that spawned the singles "It's Her Turn to Live," "I Am, I Am," and "Virgin Man," but not this timely social grenade; Motown may have deemed it too controversial. The lyrics and Robinson's hurtin' vocal would have zoomed it straight up the charts.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Ridin' Low: Slow Jammin' 2000
Various Artists
The Right Stuff 3:54
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