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Nobody’s Baby: A Song


Remember when I said that a huge goal of mine was to do something that scared me… every single day? Well, check a ginormous one off my list.

This one I have to share with you today is something I wouldn’t have thought possible one year ago.

I never thought I’d:

be singing with my (oh so talented) sister, Meredith. (outside the privacy of her room!)

know any banjo chords.

have the guts to share something like this. 

I can’t tell you how excited and nervous I am for this post. This video is scratchy and done with a webcam, so the quality isn’t the best. However, the lyrics are sincere… and so are we.

My good friend Angelica Baca wrote this song and I’ll never forget the first time I heard it. I KNEW I had to learn it. In fact, this is the first song I ever really learned how to play, without looking at the chords written down in front of me. (Doing this is a HUGE step for a beginner like myself :) )

Please enjoy this song.

Meredith and I are calling ourselves Plain Jane Glory. Here’s our first cover. (Some originals to come!)


by Angelica Baca

And you can call me by my first name/ Because I’m nobody’s baby

And please don’t elevate me/ It’s that much farther to fall

No need to handle me so gently/ ‘Cause I’ve been broken completely

And even if you treat me sweetly/ It won’t get you anywhere at all


It’s just so hard/ For me to let down my guard

With such fresh scars from being on/ The losing end of the last one


I hope you know that you can’t blame me/ Anymore than you can save me

You’d almost have to be crazy/ To take me on

‘Cause I don’t know if I’ll get steady/ Or if I’ll ever feel ready

I’ll try to love you if you let me/ ‘Cause I ain’t no good at being alone


And you can go/ If you don’t wanna take it slow

Or let it grow, I just might be/ The greatest lover that you’ll ever know


But please call me by my first name/ Because I’m nobody’s baby








Author: Melinda Haas

Melinda is a writer, blogger, artist and teacher. She lives in Wisconsin with her family.

6 thoughts on “Nobody’s Baby: A Song

  1. Sounds great you two! Love the sound! Keep on Keepin’ on!

  2. I loved this. You two are so very talented.

  3. I’m so impressed by your banjo playing and your amazing harmony! It sounds beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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