Sade - Tar Baby Lyrics

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Grandma came to see
Something she could not believe
How could her girl be
So naive

Tar baby, tar baby
Told the secret she conceived

Oh, that big old smile of yours
Could turn the wind into a song
How could I have doubted
Honey it's with me that you belong

Tar baby, tar baby
I love you so
(I love you)

Like a brand new blade
You cut into my life
Cut through two decades
Like a hot coal on ice

Tar baby, my tar baby
It maybe, was meant to be
When I look at you
I can't believe my eyes
And with your magic
I think you just might charm the birds out of the skies

Tar baby, tar baby, tar baby
Came good out of grief

A golden thread inside of the web
That I got caught in
Oh, it's a lover's revenge, but out of the pain
Come the best things you see

You cut into my life
You cut into my life (baby baby baby baby don't you know that)
You cut into my life (I love you)
You cut into my life

La la la la la ooh
You can turn the wind into a song
La la la la la baby baby baby
It's with me you belong

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Is It a Crime
  • 2 The Sweetest Taboo
  • 3 War of the Hearts
  • 4 You're Not the Man
  • 5 Jezebel
  • 6 Mr. Wrong
  • 7 Punch Drunk
  • 8 Never as Good as the First Time
  • 9 Fear
  • 10 Tar Baby
  • 11 Maureen


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Helen Adu, Stuart Matthewman
    album: Track 10 in album Promise
    release date: 1985-11-16
    popularity : 162 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Jazz Funk / Soul Pop
    styles: Vocal/Soul/Smooth Jazz/Downtempo
    length: 3:59
    producer: Robin Millar
    lead vocals: Sade Adu
    engineer: Mike Pela
    arranger: Sade
    keyboard: Andrew Hale
    strings arranger: Nick Ingman
    bass guitar: Paul S. Denman
    Album Information
    label: Epic
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    script: Latin