Sign '☮' The Times

Recorded on July 15, 1986 and released as a single (February 18, 1987) and as the 1st track on album Sign "" The Times (March 31, 1987) and later (edited) on The Hits / The B-Sides (1993), The Very Best Of Prince (2001), Ultimate (2006) and Prince 4ever (2016). Written by Prince.

Oh yeah

N France a skinny man died of a big disease with a little name
By chance his girlfriend came across a needle and soon she did the same
At home there r 17-year-old boys and their idea of fun
Is bein' n a gang called "The Disciples" high on crack
And totin a machine gun
Time, times

Hurricane Annie ripped the ceiling of a church and killed everyone inside
U turn on the telly and every other story is tellin' U somebody died
My sister killed her baby cuz she couldn't afford 2 feed
And yet were sending people 2 the moon
N September my cousin tried reefer 4 the very 1st time
Now he's doin' horse, it's June
Times, times

It's silly, no, when a rocket ship explodes and everybody still wants 2 fly?
But some say a man ain't happy unless a man truly dies
Oh why? Time, time

Baby make a speech, star wars fly, neighbors just shine it on
But if a night falls and a bomb falls, will anybody see the dawn?
Time, mm, times

Is it silly, no, when a rocket blows and everybody still wants 2 fly?
Some say a man ain't happy, truly, until a man truly dies
Oh why, oh why? Sign of the times
Time, time

Sign of the times mess with ur mind, hurry b4 it's 2 late
Let's fall n love, get married and have a baby, we'll call him Nate
If it's a boy
Time, times

Times, time

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