Sign o' the Times (song)

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Muse song
Name Sign o' The Times
Album/single -
Length 3:38 (Radio 1 Live Lounge)
Alternative titles Sign of the Times
First live performance 19th September 2012
Latest live performance 24th January 2013
Recorded -
Writer/composer Prince
Producer -



The pre-apocalyptic Prince song was performed by Muse twice during their The 2nd Law promotion tour and once during the tour itself. During an interview with MuseLive, Dom said they may try and record the song in the studio.


Cover of a Prince song that was done at two promotional gigs in 2012 which required the band do a cover song. The band performed it at an actual concert once in 2013, though very little footage remains from this performance. Prince has a notoriously uncooperative management team and any footage shot of the song was almost immediately taken off the internet. Because of this, there is very few known remaining footage of its 2013 performance.

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In France, a skinny man Died of a big disease with a little name By chance, his girlfriend came across a needle And soon she did the same

At home there are seventeen year old boys And their idea of fun Is being in a gang called 'The Disciples' High on crack, toting a machine gun

Time, times

Hurricane Annie ripped the ceiling off a church And killed everyone inside You turn on the telly and every other story Is telling you somebody died

A sister killed her baby 'Cuz she couldn't afford to feed it And we're sending people to the moon In September, my cousin tried reefer For the very first time Now he's doing horse, it's June

Times, times

It's silly no, when a rocket ship explodes And everybody still wants to fly? But some say a man ain't happy Unless a man truly dies, oh, why?

Time, time

Baby, make a speech, Star Wars fly Neighbors just shine it on But if a night falls and a bomb falls Will anybody see the dawn?

Time, time

Is it silly no, when a rocket blows And everybody still wants to fly? Some say that man ain't happy, truly Until a man truly dies Oh, why, oh, why? Sign 'o' the times

Time, time

Sign 'o' the times mess with your mind Hurry before it's too late Let's fall in love, get married, have a baby We'll call him Nate if it's a boy

Time, time

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