Sign Of The Times

A couple of fridays ago we gathered to Celebrate the World Day of Prayer.

I couldn’t stop laughing when I saw it was called sign of the Times.
I had a vision of prince turning up and breaking into a 20 minute slot of sexfunk infront of a lot of ladies of certain age.

On a related matter recently I bought the Very best of prince. It’s a great album, but I had never realised how many of his songs deal with issues of social justice.

anyway here are the lyrics to sign of the times by prince.

Oh yeah
In 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 are seventeen-year-old boys
And their idea of fun
Is being in a gang called the disciples
High on crack, totin’ a machine gun

Time, time

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
Sister killed her baby cuz she could afford 2 feed it
And we’re sending people 2 the moon
In september my cousin tried reefer 4 the very first time
Now he’s doing horse, it’s june

Times, times

It’s silly, no?
When a rocket ship explodes
And everybody still wants 2 fly
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, times

It’s 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 o the times

Time, time

Sign o the times mess with your mind
Hurry before it’s 2 late
Let’s fall in love, get married, have a baby
We’ll call him nate… if it’s a boy

Time, time

Time, time