Express Yourself

Album: Like a Prayer (1989)
Charted: 5 2
  • Baby
    B-b-b-baby
    Come on girls
    You believe in love
    'Cause I've got something to sing about it
    And it goes something like this

    Don't go for second best baby
    Put your love to the test you know, you know you've got to
    Make him express how he feels and maybe
    Then you'll know your love is real

    You don't need diamond rings or eighteen karat gold
    Fancy cars that go very fast you know they never last no, no
    What you need is a big strong hand to
    Lift you to your higher ground
    Make you feel like a queen on a throne
    Make him love you till you can't come down

    Don't go for second best baby
    Put your love to the test you know, you know you've got to
    Make him express how he feels and maybe
    Then you'll know your love is real

    Long stem roses are the way to your heart but
    He needs to start with your head
    Satin sheets are very romantic
    What happens when you're not in bed
    You deserve the best in life
    So if the time isn't right then move on
    Second best is never enough
    You'll do much better baby on your own

    Don't go for second best baby
    Put your love to the test you know, you know you've got to
    Make him express how he feels and maybe
    Then you'll know your love is real

    Express yourself
    You've got to make him
    Express himself
    Hey, hey, hey, hey
    So if you want it right now, make him show you how
    Express what he's got, oh baby ready or not
    And when you're gone he might regret it
    Think about the love he once had
    Try to carry on, but he just won't get it
    He'll be back on his knees to express himself
    You've got to make him express himself, hey hey

    Don't go for second best baby
    Put your love to the test you know, you know you've got to
    Make him express how he feels and maybe
    Then you'll know your love is real

    Express yourself
    You've got to make him
    Express himself
    Hey, hey, hey, hey
    So if you want it right now, make him show you how
    Express what he's got, oh baby ready or not
    Express yourself
    Respect yourself, hey, hey
    So if you want it right now, make him show you how
    Express what he's got, oh baby ready or not
    Express yourself Writer/s: Stephen Pate Bray, Madonna Ciccone
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1989 {July 9th} "Express Yourself" by Madonna peaked at #2 {for 2 weeks} on Billboard's Top 100 chart, for it's first week at #2, the #1 record for that week was "If You Don't Know Me By Now" by Simply Red, and for it's second week at #2, "Toy Soldiers" by Martika was in the top spot...
    Twenty days later on July 29th, 1989 "Express Yourself" reached #1 {for 2 weeks} on the Canadian RPM Singles chart...
    "Express Yourself" was Madonna's third of six of her records to peak at #2, her five other #2 records were "Material Girl" for 2 weeks in 1985, "Causing A Commotion" for 3 weeks in 1987, "Cherish" for 2 weeks in 1989, "I'll Remember" for four weeks in 1994, and "Frozen" for 1 week in 1998...
    Madonna, born Madonna Louise Ciccone, will celebrate her 62nd birthday next month on August 16th, 2020...
    * And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, the remainder of Billboard's Top 10 on July 9th, 1989:
    At #3. "Good Thing" by The Fine Young Cannibals
    #4. "Toy Soldiers" by Martika
    #5. "Baby Don't Forget My Number" by Milli Vanilli
    #6. "Batdance" by Prince
    #7. "Miss You Like Crazy" by Natalie Cole
    #8. "What You Don't Know" by Expose
    #9. "The Doctor" by The Doobie Brothers
    #10. "So Alive" by Love And Rockets
  • Leo from Westminster 1, MdNow Express Yourself is a brilliant Dance/Rocker-at Verizon Center in Washington during the MDNA Tour, I had the time of my life and Madonna gave a brilliant performance. One of my favorite Madonna tunes, I love the message of this Kabbalah melody concerto! Madonna=Brilliance!
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