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Signed Sealed Delivered
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Signed Sealed Delivered

Stevie Wonder
Album:
Signed Sealed and Delivered

Song Meaning and Background of Signed, Sealed and Delivered by Stevie Wonder


Wonder credited the song’s iconic refrain to his mother, who received a co-writing credit on the classic.

The song would be covered by everyone from Elton John to Ariana Grande and become a favourite of Barack Obama’s on the 2008 campaign trail.


"Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)" is a soul song, by American musician Stevie Wonder, released in June 1970 as a single on Motown's Tamla label. Reached number one on the U.S. R&B chart and peaked at number three on the U.S. Pop chart, the song was also released on the album Signed, Sealed & Delivered.


In the lyrics, the singer has left his girlfriend but realizes it was a mistake. "I've done a lot of foolish things that I really didn't mean."


Now he has returned, making the commitment that he's back, similar to a special delivery package from the post office, "signed, sealed, delivered, I'm yours."


The song gave Wonder his sixth Grammy nomination.


Lyrics of Signed, Sealed and Delivered by Stevie Wonder


Like a fool I went and stayed too long

Now I'm wondering if your love's still strong

Oo baby, here I am,

Signed, sealed delivered, I'm yours

Then that time I went and said goodbye

Now I'm back and not ashamed to cry

Oo baby, here I am,

Signed, sealed delivered, I'm yours

 

Here I am baby

Oh, you've got the future in your hand

(signed, sealed delivered, I'm yours)

 

Here I am baby,

Oh, you've got the future in your hand

(signed, sealed, delivered, I'm yours)

 

I've done alot of foolish things

That I really didn't mean

Hey, hey, yea, yea, didn't I, oh baby

 

Seen alot of things in this old world

When I touched them they did nothing, girl

 

Oo baby, here I am, signed, sealed delivered,

I'm yours, oh I'm yours

Oo-wee babe you set my soul on fire

That's why I know you are my only desire

 

Oo baby, here I am, signed, sealed delivered,

I'm yours Here I am baby

Oh, you've got the future in your hand

(signed, sealed delivered, I'm yours)

 

Here I am baby,

Oh, you've got the future in your hand

(signed, sealed, delivered, I'm yours)

 

I've done alot of foolish things

That I really didn't mean

I could be a broken man but here I am

 

With your future, got your future babe (here I am baby)

Here I am baby (signed, sealed delivered, I'm yours)

Here I am baby, (here I am baby)

Here I am baby (signed, sealed delivered, I'm yours)

Here I am baby, (here I am baby)

Here I am baby (signed, sealed delivered, I'm yours)

Release Date

1970

Songwriter/s

Stevie Wonder, Lee Garrett, Syreeta Wright, Lula Mae Hardaway

Producer/s

Stevie Wonder

Label/s

Tamla

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