Song of the Day #5,128: ‘Sign Your Name’ – Terence Trent D’Arby

Of all the artists I’m featuring over these two weeks, the one I’d most like to see revived is Terence Trent D’Arby (who now records under his given name, Sananda Maitreya).

D’Arby’s debut album, Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D’Arby, is a soul/pop classic that seemed poised to usher in a new superstar. But the singer-songwriter’s follow-up efforts failed to reach a wide audience, and he’s been recording in relative obscurity in the three decades since.

That makes the great songs on D’Arby’s debut ripe for rediscovery. And the track I think would work best is the lush, seductive ‘Sign Your Name.’ I could see this silky smooth track finding a whole new life with the TikTok generation.

[Verse 1]
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 so much too late
To turn away
We started out as friends

[Chorus]
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

[Verse 2]
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

[Chorus]
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

[Bridge]
Birds never look into the sun
Before the day is gone
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

[Verse 3]
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

[Chorus]
Sign your name across my heart (Sign your name)
I want you to be my baby (Be my baby)
Sign your name across my heart
I want you to be my lady
(Sign your name, sign your name)

Sign your name across my heart
(Sign your name, sign your name)
I want you to be my baby
Sign your name across my heart
I want you to be my lady

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
Sign your name across my heart
I want you to be my baby…

One thought on “Song of the Day #5,128: ‘Sign Your Name’ – Terence Trent D’Arby

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    “Wishing Well” would also be a great one to feature from this one hit album wonder.

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