Who Sang The Babysitter's Here? Dar Williams

Dar Williams The Honesty Room cover art
writers: Dar Williams
release date: 1995
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk
length: 3:58
Tonight was just great,
She taught us the sign for peace.
Now She's made us some popcorn,
We've turned out the lights and we're watching movies
I don't understand and she tries to explain
How a spaceship is riding through somebody's brain
And their blood and guts and oh

She's the best one that we've ever had
She sits on her hair
And she's tall as my dad
And she tie-died my shirt,
And pierced her own ear
And it's peace, man, cool, yeah, the babysitter's here

Her boyfriend is Tom but we call him the king of romance
He wears an American flag on the butt of his ripped up pants
And will they get married with kids of their own?
He says "Not if she's going to college we won't,"
And he kisses her, oh
Someday I'll have a boyfriend just like that

She's the best one that we've ever had
She sits on her hair and she's tall as my dad
And she got mad at dinner when Tom drank a beer
But peace man, cool, hey, the babysitter's here

And we all went to see her go dance at the high school
We made her a big
And she told us that she'd be the unicorn wearing the pink leotard
And there she was leaping up just like she said,
With a sparking horn coming out of her head
And she's oh...oh oh uh oh
I can't wait to give her card, I can't wait to give her the card

She's the best one

OK, so, the play was called the unicorn,
And she was the unicorn,
That means the star...was my babysitter!

But it's Saturday night,
I can't sleep, and we're watching the news
She says, "Do me a favor,
Don't go with a boy who would make you choose,"
And I don't understand, and she tries to explain
And all that mascara runs down in her pain
Cause she's leaving me, oh no

You're the best one that we've ever had
You sit on your,
And you're tall as my dad
And I'll make you a picture for college next year
So hush now, peace, man, the babysitter's here.
The best babysitter's here.

We will see the spinache.
Just sometimes, though, not all the time.

CD 1
  • 1 When I Was a Boy
  • 2 Alleluia
  • 3 The Great Unknown
  • 4 When Sal's Burned Down
  • 5 The Babysitter's Here
  • 6 You're Aging Well
  • 7 Traveling Again (Traveling I)
  • 8 In Love but Not at Peace
  • 9 Mark Rothko Song
  • 10 This Is Not the House That Pain Built
  • 11 I Love, I Love (Traveling II)
  • 12 Flinty Kind of Woman
  • 13 Arrival