Song – Baby, If You Don’t Know Now

WRITER

  • Bob Gibson
  • Shel Silverstein

PUBLISHER(S)

  • Robert Josiah Music
  • Melody Trails

Song Licensing information

RECORDINGS BY OTHER ARTISTS

  • None

Bluesy but tender song of recrimination featuring upright bass and finger-snap percussion.

LYRIC

Baby, If You Don't Know Now

You’ll never know
Baby, if you don’t know now
You’ll never know
Baby, I can’t show you how

You never knew the thoughts rollin’ ’round inside my head
You never saw my heart reachin’ upwards to the sun
You never knew the dreams I’m dreamin’ in my bed
You’ll wouldn’t understand all the things you should’ve done

You’ll never know
Baby, if you don’t know now
You’ll never know
Baby, I can’t show you how

You never knew my heart, you never knew my soul
You never even knew my special kind of sorrow
You never felt the pain, you never felt the cold
You wouldn’t understand why I’m leaving you tomorrow

You’ll never know
Baby, if you don’t know now
You’ll never know
Baby, I can’t show you how

You never knew the thoughts rollin’ round inside my head
You never saw my heart reaching’ upwards to the sun
You never knew the dreams I’m dreaming in my bed
You wouldn’t understand all the things you should’ve done

You’ll never know
Baby, if you don’t know now
You’ll never know
Baby, I can’t show you how

You’ll never know
Baby, if you don’t know now

Words & music by Bob Gibson and Shel Silverstein
© 1968 Robert Josiah Music / Evil Eye