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My Baby Don't Tolerate is an album recorded by Lyle Lovett and released in 2003.

My Baby Don't Tolerate
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 30, 2003
LabelLost Highway
ProducerBilly Williams
Lyle Lovett chronology
My Baby Don't Tolerate
It's Not Big It's Large
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On Tolerate, Lovett favors his country side a bit more than his many other facets. While long-time fans were reportedly disappointed with the album's pop-flavored opening track "Cute as a Bug", many of the other songs demonstrated his strengths as a storyteller. Oddly, the album ends with two gospel songs with remarkably similar names, which some critics decried as an overly precious attempt at enforced quirkiness. Nonetheless, Tolerate garnered very positive responses and respectable sales figures.

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Lyle Lovett except as indicated

  1. "Cute as a Bug" - 3:39
  2. "My Baby Don't Tolerate" - 3:42
  3. "The Truck Song" - 2:56
  4. "In My Own Mind" - 5:36
  5. "Nothing But a Good Ride" - 4:28
  6. "Big Dog" - 3:37
  7. "You Were Always There" (Lyle Lovett, Viktor Krauss) - 5:56
  8. "Wallisville Road" - 5:06
  9. "Working Too Hard" - 3:46
  10. "San Antonio Girl" - 3:31
  11. "On Saturday Night" - 3:23
  12. "Election Day" (Blaze Foley) - 3:02
  13. "I'm Going to Wait" - 4:41
  14. "I'm Going to the Place" - 3:22


Lovett was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category Best Male Country Vocal Performance for "My Baby Don't Tolerate" & "In My Own Mind".

My Baby Don't Tolerate is Lovett's first album of original material since 1996's The Road to Ensenada as well as his first album released through Lost Highway Records.

Two tracks, "The Truck Song" and "San Antonio Girl", were previously released on the 2001 collection Anthology, Vol. 1: Cowboy Man.

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (2003) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 7
U.S. Billboard 200 63