"Secret" as written by and Dallas L Austin Dallas Austin....
Things haven't been the same
Since you came into my life
You found a way to touch my soul
And I'm never, ever, ever gonna let it go

Happiness lies in your own hand
It took me much too long to understand
How it could be
Until you shared your secret with me

Something's comin' over, mmm mmm
Something's comin' over, mmm mmm
Something's comin' over me
My baby's got a secret

You gave me back the paradise
That I thought I lost for good
You helped me find the reasons why
It took me by surprise that you understood
You knew all along
What I never wanted to say
Until I learned to love myself
I was never ever lovin' anybody else

Happiness lies in your own hand
It took me much too long to understand
How it could be
Until you shared your secret with me

Something's comin' over, mmm mmm
Something's comin' over, mmm mmm
Something's comin' over me
My baby's got a secret

Mmm mmm
Something's comin' over, mmm mmm
Something's comin' over, mmm mmm
Something's comin' over me
My baby's got a secret

Happiness lies in your own hand
It took me much too long to understand
How it could be
Until you shared your secret with me

Mmm mmm
Something's comin' over, mmm mmm
Something's comin' over, mmm mmm
Something's comin' over me
My baby's got a secret

Mmm mmm
Something's comin' over, mmm mmm
Something's comin' over, mmm mmm
Something's comin' over me
My baby's got a secret

Mmm mmm, my baby's got a secret
Mmm mmm, my baby's got a secret
Mmm mmm, my baby's got a secret for me

Mmm mmm, mmm mmm, mmm mmm


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"Secret" as written by Madonna Louise Ciccone Dallas Austin

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  • +2
    General CommentI think the song is about the secret of happiness. When I read/listen to these verses: "until I learn to love myself, I was never ever loving anybody else", "happiness lies in your hands" and "untill you share your secret with me" it comes to my mind that the secret that this person keeps is what you have to to be happy...you have to love yourself, and make yourself happy, cause your happiness is YOUR responsability..this is the secret, then this person shares this great discovery of life with Madonna.
    juliaangston April 07, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNotice how Madonna doesn't actually tell you what the secret is... lol ... not directly anyway.

    '(a)(penis) lies in your own hands'

    'something's cumming over me'

    'Mmmmmm, my baby's got a secret'
    1stGospelon March 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song reminds me of the 'Law of Attraction". Which is discussed in the book and the dvd "The secret". Coincidence?
    lucythelimpon April 10, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentvery good song
    anima69316on February 25, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about the love of God. Her "baby" is God and the secret is the belief.

    "Things haven't been the same
    Since you came into my life
    You found a way to touch my soul
    ..
    Happiness lies in your own hand
    It took me much too long to understand
    ..
    You gave me back the paradise
    That I thought I lost for good
    You helped me find the reasons why"

    She's simply talking to God about how her life changed, how she understood things clearly after he came into her life.

    I always thought it's written for a lover but I couldn't fit that "Until I learned to love myself, I was never ever loving anybody else" line to it, but if you think about finding the love of God and inner peace, it fits.

    And finally "Something's coming over, my baby's got a secret" makes a lot of sense.

    The video itself has religious references and watch Secret DWT backdrop, it has religious rituals of Buddhists, African tribes, Sufis, Jews, Christians and other believers.
    belmadon November 04, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's about God, faith and spiritual awakeing like many of her songs.
    LeoLighton May 03, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's been suggested that the lover's "secret" was being a transexual.

    "Happiness lies in your own hand
    It took me much too long to understand
    How it could be
    Until you shared your secret with me"
    missmeon July 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just watched the video, if you noticed she lays on a person with a dress on, HE has man hands, and you see at the end that she and he are married with a child, and he is a cross dresser, or a trans sexual. So at the end she accepts him for who he is. Happiness lies in your own hands, it took to much for me to understand, how it could be.
    kendel1009on December 20, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShe wasn't able to love anyone because she didn't love herself. Finally she meets a guy who helps her through that and she is able to love him. The secret is that he knows EXACTLY how to win her over!
    anima69316on February 25, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningI saw the video for SECRET for the first time today (11-3-2012). There were a lot of old African-American musicians around Madonna while she sang. I think the secret could be heroin. I don't think it's about GOD. I'll have to re-view vid to catch the transexual and the kid.

    Anyway, from what I'VE HEARD, heroin lets you love everybody & everything, at least while you're high.
    KENNXon November 03, 2012   Link

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