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Tell It to My Heart

Taylor Dayne

Tell It to My Heart Lyrics

[Verse 1]
I feel the night explode
When we're together
Emotion overload
In the heat of pleasure

[Pre-Chorus 1]
Take me I'm yours into your arms
Never let me go
Tonight I really need to know

[Chorus]
Tell it to my heart
Tell me I'm the only one
Is this really love or just a game
Tell it to my heart
I can feel my body rock
Every time you call my name

[Verse 2]
The passion's so complete
It's never ending
As long as I receive
This message you're sending

[Pre-Chorus 2]
Body to body, soul to soul
Always feel you near
So say the words I long to hear

[Chorus]
Tell it to my heart
Tell me I'm the only one
Is this really love or just a game
Tell it to my heart
I can feel my body rock
Every time you call my name

[Bridge 1]
Love, love on the run
Breaking us down
Though we keep holding on
I don't want to lose
No, I can't let you go

[Chorus]
Tell it to my heart
Tell me I'm the only one
Is this really love or just a game
Tell it to my heart
I can feel my body rock
Every time you call my name

[Bridge 2]
Tell it to my heart
Tell me from the stars
Tell it to my heart
Tell it to my heart
Tell me from the stars
Tell it to my heart
Never make it stop
Oh take it to the heart
Oh no no ah ah

[Chorus]
Tell it to my heart
Tell me I'm the only one
Is this really love or just a game
Tell it to my heart
I can feel my body rock
Every time you call my name

[Outro]
Tell it to my heart
Tell me I'm the only one
Is this really love or just a game
Tell it to my heart
I can feel my body rock
Every time you call my name

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About “Tell It to My Heart”

On “Tell It to My Heart,” Taylor Dayne asks for a status update on her relationship.

It’s the debut single from the singer born Leslie Wunderman in Long Island, NY.

The sound is dance-pop meets Latin freestyle—perfect for 1987 Top 40 radio.

Seth Swirsky, one of the song’s cowriters, penned the track with Madonna in mind. After he and cowriter Ernie Gold finished the tune, Swirsky nearly let his girlfriend talk him out of submitting it to Sony.

Before she heard the demo, Dayne was recording dance tracks under the name Les Lee. Her producer, Ric Wake, knew right away the song had potential to cross over from the clubs to radio. Dayne borrowed $6K from her dad to record a version, which led to a “single-option” deal with Arista Records. If the single was a hit, the label could ask for an entire album—otherwise, she was canned.

Even without Madonna, the song reached #7 on the Billboard Hot 100, launching Dayne’s career in a big way.