Sign Your Name

Album: Introducing The Hardline According To Terence Trent d'Arby (1987)
Charted: 2 4
  • Fortunately you have got
    Someone who relies on you
    We started out as friends
    But the thought of you just caves me in
    the symptoms are so deep
    It is much too late to turn away
    We started out as friends

    Sign you name
    Across my heart
    I want you to be my baby
    Sign your name
    Across my heart
    I want you to be my lady

    Time I'm sure will bring
    Disappointments in so many things
    It seems to be the way
    When your gambling cards on love you play
    I'd rather be in hell with you baby
    Than in cool heaven
    It seems to be the way

    Sign your name
    Across my heart
    I want you to be my baby
    Sign your name
    Across my heart
    I want you to be my lady

    Birds never look into the sun
    Before the day is done
    But oh the light shines brighter
    On a peaceful day
    Stranger blue leave us alone
    We don't want to deal with you
    We'll shed our stains showering
    In the room that makes the rain

    All alone with you
    Makes the butterflies in me arise
    Slowly we make love
    And the earth rotates
    To our dictates
    Slowly we make love

    Sign your name
    Across my heart
    I want you to be my baby
    Sign your name Writer/s: Terence Trent D'Arby
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 5

  • Annabelle from Eugene, OrMy Aunt Kathy is convinced that this song was originally written by Stevie Wonder. I think she's a little bit crazy!
  • Dane from Lima,ohio, FlWhat a cool song.I love everything about it.It has really neat changes.The bridge is my favorite part,with the do-wop harmonies.Good words too.Should have been a bigger hit.This one crushes "Wishing Well"
  • Valerie from Eureka, CaThis song touches one's soul. It is beautiful!
  • Tayo from Lagos, NigeriaMost phrases of this song were well thought out.
  • Raymond from Sydney , AustraliaThis song speaks about the awesome power of love to make the world the way we want it to be -- in this case the singer assumes this world has to be a mix of heaven and hell: 'it seems to be the way'. The power of love: 'and the earth rotates to our dictates'. I believe this is an example of sexual addiction called lust of concupiscence -- that's the bad news but the good news is awesome. Find me. Consider Isaiah 28:15: heaven and hell and the lie.
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