The Baby’s – “Isn’t it Time”

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I have always loved this song. It takes me back to my teenage years.  This is another greatly overlooked band from the ’70s.  Their rhythm and beat were on point, the musicianship was awesome, and the lead singer, John Waite, was not only one of the greatest bassists in the industry but also an incredible singer. “Isn’t it Time,” is a mix of R&B, Soul, and Pop wrapped up in one beautiful song!

This was the breakout hit for The Babys, a British rock group fronted by John Waite, which also includes Wally Stocker, Tony Brock, and Mike Corby. The song is about a man torn between the possibility of experiencing his great love and the fear of the consequences of its failure. It is known for its strong backup vocals performed by The Babettes, who are Lisa Freeman Roberts, Pat Henderson, Myrna Matthews, and Marti McCall.

Released in 1977 on their album titled “Broken Heart,” the song peaked at #13 in the US and #45 in the UK.

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Song Lyrics –

Falling in love was the last thing I had on my mind
Holding you is a warmth that I thought I could never find
(Sitting here all alone)
Just trying to decide
(Whether to go all alone)
Or stay by your side
(Then I stop myself because)
I know I could cry
I just can’t find the answers
To the questions that keep going through my mind
Hey babe
Isn’t it time
(Isn’t it time it took time to wait)
(Falling in love could be your mistake)
Isn’t it time
(Isn’t it time you took time to wait)
(Falling in love could be your mistake)
I’ve seen visions of someone like you in my life
A love that’s strong reaching out
Holding me through the darkest night
(Sitting here all alone)
Just trying to decide
(Whether to go all alone)
Or stay by your side
(Then I stop myself because)
I don’t want to cry
I just can’t find the answers
To the questions that keep going through my mind
Hey babe
Isn’t it time
(Isn’t it time it took time to wait)
(Falling in love could be your mistake)
Isn’t it time
(Isn’t it time you took time to wait)
(Falling in love could be your mistake)
I feel a warmth in my heart
And my soul that I never knew
This love affair gives me strength
That I need just to get me through
(Sitting here all alone)
Just wondering why
(Then I stop myself because)
I know I could cry
(Then I think of you)
And everything seems alright
I’ve finally found the answers
To the questions that keep going through my mind
Hey babe
Isn’t it time
(Isn’t it time you don’t have to wait)
(Don’t have to wait)
I know it’s time
(Losing this love could be your mistake)
Ooh yeah
(Isn’t it time)
I know it’s time
(Isn’t it time you don’t have to wait)
It must be time
(Don’t have to wait)
(Losing this love could be your mistake)
(Isn’t it time)
It must be time
(Isn’t time you don’t have to wait)
(Don’t have to wait)
It oughta be time
(Losing this love could be your mistake)
(Isn’t it time)
(Isn’t it time you don’t have to wait)
(Don’t have to wait)
It must be time
(Losing this love could be your mistake)
(Isn’t it time)

Writer/s: JACK CONRAD, RAY KENNEDY

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5 thoughts on “The Baby’s – “Isn’t it Time”

  1. I love the Babys. My cousin saw them a few times and said they always wiped out the headliner when they opened. Their songs do take me back also. Not to when they were released but when I got their greatest hits in 85 I believe. Great times.

        1. I can truly relate to what you’re saying. It’s funny how some bands and their music are not on your radar, but something can happen, or you just randomly hear them on the radio and like what you hear.
          Music is therapy and the music from the ’60s, ’70s & ’80s era was and still is a huge part of my life and is the music that takes me back to a happy place in my life.

          1. It is therapy and along with it…it is a time machine. You are right…some songs can make me feel, smell, or taste what I was doing at a certain time…like total recall in a way.