Ba-bada, oh, yeah

(Ah) I got a new life
You would hardly recognize me, I'm so glad
How can a person like me care for you?
(Ah) Why do I bother, when you're not the one for me?
Ooh-ooh
Is enough, enough?

I saw the sign and it opened up my eyes, I saw the sign
Life is demanding without understanding
I saw the sign and it opened up my eyes, I saw the sign
No one's gonna drag you up
To get into the light where you belong
But where do you belong?

(Ah) Under the pale moon
For so many years I wondered who you are
How could a person like you bring me joy?
Under the pale moon, where I see a lot of stars
Ooh-ooh
Is enough, enough?

I saw the sign and it opened up my eyes, I saw the sign
Life is demanding without understanding
I saw the sign and it opened up my eyes, I saw the sign
No one's gonna drag you up
To get into the light where you belong
But where do you belong?

Oh, oh-oh

I saw the sign and it opened up my mind
And I am happy now living without you
I've left you, oh, oh-oh
I saw the sign and it opened up my eyes, I saw the sign
No one's gonna drag you up
To get into the light where you belong

(I saw the sign, I saw the sign) I saw the sign
(I saw the sign, I saw the sign)
(I saw the sign, I saw the sign) I saw the sign
And it opened up my eyes, I saw the sign


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    Shes saying she was stuck deeply inlove with a boy without human empathy only capable of truely careing about his own egotistic needs. In who she holds a lot of hostility for. shes saying hes manpulative and didnt posses normal human communication skills, and would stop talking to her without telling her why, shes saying shes a perfectionist, and very critcal of herself.

    This song is about the ever visting denail people face in something that goes against, everything there use to, grown to known, understand, or beileve in.

    strawletteon July 27, 2008   Link
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    OMg, I LOVE this song! It was my first real favorite song ever...in 2nd grade. Me and my friend sused to blast it in my living room and I would sing it over and over! LoL, anyway...the song is saying that a girl is finally realizing that the gy who caused her so much trouble isn't worth everything he's putting her through. She finally saw "The Sign" and now she has a new life without him and all of the drama he brought to her life.

    TrOoBaBiEeon April 13, 2003   Link
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    ctrl+f "the mountain goats" = not found

    What gives? tMG does this way better than Ace of Base ever did.

    RedDwarfon November 05, 2007   Link
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    hahaha this song was so cool when i was in 4th grade..i wanted the tape, just cause it was cool...i didn't even know what the song was bout lol i just knew the chorus! walks away singing "I saw the sign..."

    sunnyday254on April 16, 2002   Link
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    I think I remember seeing in an interview many many years ago that Joker pretty much wrote this song about the life he left behind. He was heading down a hateful path towards self-destruction. Yet he was able to "wake up" before it was too late. I cannot remember the trigger event that did it for him, but I think that was "the sign." I know what's in the video. But that story has nothing to do with the events that inspired the song.

    sol1082886on May 06, 2016   Link
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    i remember that, it was my favorite song and i listened to it over and over

    geekgirl9on May 04, 2002   Link
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    i can remember whenever you went into a shop it wld be playin- u'd have try really hard not to sing along 2 loudly! also walks away singin!

    heir2beulahon May 04, 2002   Link
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    i love this song so much...i was singing it the other day for some reason in maths class...brings back good memories of my younger parts of childhood...its great.

    theonepeterfon June 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    i still listen to it all the time.

    madwillyon September 09, 2002   Link
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    Hahaha this is a classic song. It reminds me of like 4th or 5th grade. God, that was a while back, it's gettin hard to remember...

    borntorunon March 08, 2003   Link

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