"The Sweetest Taboo" as written by Martin Ditcham and Helen Adu....
If I tell you
If I tell you now
Will you keep on
Will you keep on loving me

If I tell you
If I tell you how I feel
Will you keep bringing out the best in me

You give me, you give me the sweetest taboo
You give me, you're giving me the sweetest taboo
Too good for me

There's a quiet storm
And it never felt like this before
There's a quiet storm
That is you

There's a quiet storm
And it never felt this hot before
Giving me something that's taboo
(Sometimes I think you're just too good for me)

You give me the sweetest taboo
That's why I'm in love with you (with you)
You give me the sweetest taboo
Too good for me
(Sometimes I think you're just too good for me)

I'd do anything for you, I'd stand out in the rain
Anything you want me to do, don't let it slip away
There's a quiet storm
And it never felt like this before

There's a quiet storm
I think it's you
There's a quiet storm
And I never felt this hot before
Giving me something that's taboo

You give me the (you give me, you give me the) sweetest taboo
That's why I'm in love with you (with you)
You give me, keep giving me the sweetest taboo
Too good for me

You've got the biggest heart
Sometimes I think you're just too good for me
Every day is Christmas, and every night is New Year's Eve
Will you keep on loving me
Will you keep on, will you keep on
Bringing out the best in me


Lyrics submitted by ruben

"The Sweetest Taboo" as written by Helen Folasade Adu Helen Adu

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  • +1
    General CommentWell, this song is talking about being in the epitome of intimacy, 'a quiet storm'. What away to describe it.

    O, Sade is not only a group, they're an institution!!
    preshpearlon March 09, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSade IS a group. Its so funny you calling that person a dork (dork?? what are you like 5 or something) when you don't even know what you talking about. Kinda ironic huh....

    Search "helen folasade adu" when you're not playing with your toy cars.
    markus__son May 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song makes me feel like im on an island . im in forida , thats close enough .
    NIKKIEon April 08, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, I did as you said to markus and quit playing with my cars for a second, and read about Sade on her official website. Her birth name is what you say, but she goes by Sade Adu, which is obvious if you actually read more than 2 sentences of her biography. She works with other people, but duh, Sade isn't the name of any group, its all over the website. Its so funny you trying to correct me when you don't even know what your talking about., kind of ironic huh? Dork.
    RaisedFistson June 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti do not want to start an argument, but please look at their greatest hits album. the booklet says:

    "sade are
    sade adu: vocals
    andrew hale: keyboards
    stuart matthewman: guitars and sax
    paul s denman: bass"

    i will leave it at that....
    markus__son July 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh i didnt know sade did drugs lol... this record is about passion, about obsession.. its sadistic like marquis de sade stuff... its also about low self esteem..
    PITONESon June 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"If I tell you
    If I tell you now
    Will you keep on
    Will you keep on loving me
    If I tell you
    If I tell you how I feel
    Will you keep bringing out the best in me"

    Can someone explain to me how not to resist to show someone special your feelings, for example, in the beginning of your relationship, to pretend and be cold, if you want to that relationship last longer???
    In my recent relationship (well, all of them...), just after I show my feelings to a girl, she know that she got me, and she turn herself off. As long as I stay cold, she keeps bringing me a hard work to attract me...
    Can someone give me an a opinion?!
    tordajavon February 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt makes me wanna go to sleep. It's just enchants my soul into a sleep trance if you ask me, lol.
    BlueMoonAtMidnighton October 11, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General CommentSade isn't a group dork, its just one woman.
    RaisedFistson March 29, 2005   Link
  • -1
    General CommentMiss Adu has said in a rare interview with TMU that the song, and much of her album Promise, is about heroin - the way it makes you feel, and the things you do for it when you're addicted. Apparently, she once let a dealer "do things" for a ten pound boot and wrote this song afterwards in an emotional trough. She talked about the bitter-sweet feelings smack gave her - the drive to do the dirty things she'd always fantasised about in one way or another, and yet after she'd done them, how she didn't feel good enough for the drug because of the way she'd lowered herself while under it's divine spell. She referred to it as basking in the Good Lord's perfect light, and then realising He (God/Heroin) could see all her blemishes so clearly when she was illuminated. Essentially here, she was scared of not being able to get high any more, either through tolerance or just being unable to source her skag. She said the thought terrified her, but none-the-less she couldn't stop riding the horse until she was heavily pregnant with her daughter.
    bugoffon March 19, 2007   Link

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