Baby Come On (+44 song)

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"Baby Come On"
Baby Come On (+44).jpg
American radio promo CD
Single by +44
from the album When Your Heart Stops Beating
Released February 20, 2007
Format CD
Recorded 2005–2006
Length 2:46
Label Interscope
  • Mark Hoppus
  • Travis Barker
  • Jerry Finn (co-producer)
+44 singles chronology
"When Your Heart Stops Beating"
"Baby Come On"
"When Your Heart Stops Beating"
"Baby Come On"

"Baby Come On" is a song by American rock band +44, released in February 2007 as the fourth single from the group's debut studio album, When Your Heart Stops Beating (2006). The song impacted radio on February 20, 2007.[1]


"Baby Come On" was written halfway through the recording process and serves as an assessment of "what the band is about." It contains electronic drums and synthesizers that thicken a slow build throughout the track.[2] The lyric "The past is only the future with the lights on" has been cited as a standout; Hoppus elaborated on it on his personal Tumblr blog in 2011: "To me, it means: life is cyclical. People and situations change and come back again, and your experiences in the past give you foresight into the future before you. You can choose to change or break the cycle, or choose to let it happen again. That's what I interpret that line to mean."[3]

In 2012, Hoppus remarked that "sometimes I feel like "Baby Come On" is the best song that I could ever write."[4]

Format and track listing[edit]

CD (2007)
  1. "Baby Come On" – 2:46



Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label Ref.
United States February 20, 2007 Alternative radio Interscope [5]


  1. ^ " Alternative eWeekly". AllAccess. February 13, 2007. Retrieved July 1, 2016. 
  2. ^ Griffin, JR (December 2006). "Blink & You'll Miss It". Alternative Press. No. 221. Alternative Magazines Inc. pp. 136–140. ISSN 1065-1667. Retrieved January 12, 2013. 
  3. ^ Hoppus, Mark. "What are your feelings on the lyric "The past is only the future with the lights on"? The line means a lot to me and I want to get it tattooed someday, but I'm curious as to what it means to you and what you were thinking when you wrote it". Tumblr. Retrieved December 7, 2013. 
  4. ^ Zarrillo, Zack (February 7, 2012). "Mark Hoppus Discusses +44". Property of Zack. Retrieved December 7, 2013. 
  5. ^ "FMQB – Available for Airplay Archive". FMQB. Retrieved April 24, 2017. 

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