Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours

First performance: 16/10/2008


Coverinfo

Bruce performed the song only once:

2008-10-16 - HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM, NY
 
Bruce performed the song during "Change Rocks" benefit show for Barack Obama's presidential campaign . Bruce and Billy Joel do a mixture of Joel and Springsteen songs. Patti Scialfa, Roy Bittan, India Arie, John Legend were also present.
 
With John Legend: IF YOU'RE OUT THERE With Billy Joel and his band, Patti Scialfa, and Roy Bittan : MOVIN' OUT (ANTHONY'S SONG) / A MATTER OF TRUST / ALLENTOWN / NEW YORK STATE OF MIND / RIVER OF DREAMS / PEOPLE GET READY (with John Legend and India Arie) / SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED I'M YOURS (with John Legend, India Arie, and Barack Obama)
 
During the 2008 presidential election, Barack Obama's presidential campaign frequently played the song immediately after Obama's speeches at campaign events. Wonder performed the song live on the final night of the 2008 Democratic National Convention at Invesco Field in Denver, Colorado. During the campaign, Obama's chief campaign strategist, David Axelrod, used the song as the special ring tone on his cellular phone whenever he received a call from Obama.
 
 

Songinfo

"Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" is a soul song, by American musician Stevie Wonder, released as a single on Motown's Tamla label and released in June 1970. The song was arranged by Paul Riser and featured a distinctive "sitar-guitar" in the introduction.The song was a series of firsts for the 20-year-old Wonder: "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" was the first single Wonder produced on his own, and was also the first to feature his female backup singing group composed of Lynda Tucker Laurence (who went on to become a member of The Supremes), Syreeta Wright (who also co-wrote the song), and Venetta Fields. The song also gave Wonder his sixth Grammy nomination.
 
 
 

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

Like a fool I went and stayed too long
Now I'm wondering if your love's still strong
Ooo baby, here I am
Signed, sealed, delivered, I'm yours
Yeah
Then that time I went and said goodbye
Now I'm back and not ashamed to cry
Ooo baby, here I am
Signed, sealed, delivered, I'm yours
(I'll be yours)
Here I am baby
Signed, sealed, delivered, I'm yours
Here I am baby, I am
(Signed, sealed, delivered)
I'm yours, baby
Done a lot of foolish things
That I really didn't mean, yeah
Ooo-wee babe you set my soul on fire
That's why I know you're my one desire
Ooo baby, here I am
Signed, sealed, delivered, I'm yours
(I'm yours)
Yeah
Here I am baby
Signed, sealed, delivered, I'm yours
Here I am baby
Signed, sealed, delivered, I'm yours
Done a lot of foolish things
(Done a lot)
That I really didn't mean
(Got a feeling)
I could be a broken man
(Here I am, here I am)
Here I am baby
Signed, sealed, delivered, I'm yours
Here I am baby
Signed, sealed, delivered, I'm yours, baby
Here I am baby
Signed, sealed, delivered, I'm yours
Here I am baby
Signed, sealed, delivered, I'm yours
I'm yours
I'm yours
(Everybody)
I'm yours
I'm yours
I'm yours
I'm yours
(I'm yours)
I'm yours
I'm yours
(Ooh, I'm yours)
I'm yours
(Remember I am yours)
Here I am baby
Signed, sealed, delivered, I'm yours
Here I am baby
Signed, sealed, delivered, I'm yours
Here I am baby