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DANCE NAKED

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Written by John Mellencamp

I want you to dance naked
So I can see you
I'd like to get to know you
You don't have to act naughty

(Chorus)
Spin it round and round
Spin it round and round and round

I want you to dance naked
I promise I won't touch you
I promise to tell no one, no
I want you to dance naked

(Chorus)
Spin it round and round
Spin it round and round and round
Spin it round and round

I want you to dance naked
If you like I'll join you
I want to enjoy your body
I want to hear your secrets
I want to know if you like me
As much as I like you
I want you to dance naked
But only if you want to

(Chorus)
Spin it round and round
Spin it round and round and round
Spin it round and round

I want you to dance naked
So I can see you
I'd like to get to know you
But only if you want to

(Chorus)
Spin it round and round
Spin it round and round and round
Spin it round and round
Spin it round and round and round
I want you to dance naked



2.  Brothers

Written by John Mellencamp

Let's get to the point now
Just because we've got the same mom and dad
That don't mean I'm your keeper no
That don't mean I owe anything to you
You don't care for me
And man, I don't think that much of you

(Chorus)
'Cause we're brothers brothers brothers brothers
I don't approve of anything you do
'Cause we're brothers brothers brothers brothers
Cain and Abel and me and you

You drove my car when we were young boys
And you tore it up too
You never paid to get it fixed
And you got me beat up a time or two
I know I should forgive and forget
But man I still hold a grudge against you

(Chorus)
'Cause we're brothers brothers brothers brothers
I don't approve of anything you do
'Cause we're brothers brothers brothers brothers
Cain and Abel and me and you

It's as normal as it can be
This sibling rivalry
We should have dropped it at 22
But man I can't stand the things you do
'Cause we're brothers brothers brothers
You're always wanting something from me

(Chorus)
'Cause we're brothers brothers brothers
Yeah it was so much fun having you in the family
'Cause we're brothers brothers brothers
Now that we're grown up it ain't helped nothin' at all

'Cause we're brothers brothers brothers
On my birthday, please don't bother to call
'Cause we're brothers brothers brothers yeah
Brothers brothers brothers

Yeah, you're my brother brother brother
Brothers brothers brothers

Yeah, we're brothers brothers brothers
Yeah, we're brothers brothers brothers
Brothers brothers brothers




Written by John Mellencamp

When you were a kid you received no good instruction
And your mother was nowhere to be found
The lies were yelled and the truth was seldom spoken
That's what you get when Margaret comes to town
She likes to keep things upside down
When Margaret comes to town

When your thoughts are twisted and distorted
And your children are forced to choose sides and lie down
And the keeper is screaming drunk running around naked
It's for your pleasure

When Margaret comes to town
She likes to keep things upside down
When Margaret comes to town

Oh, but those who believe in her
They cut off their noses to spite their faces
Leaving you the little ones scared and lonely
Who really cares about you now

So if you see her coming man you'd better take cover
She stays down at the dark end of a frown
And just like the sirens that are so sweetly singing
It's better just to leave when Margaret comes to town

When Margaret comes to town
She likes to keep things upside down
When Margaret comes to town
She likes to keep things upside down
When Margaret comes to town




Written by Van Morrison

As you brush your shoes and stand before your mirror
And you comb your hair and grab your coat and hat
And you walk the streets trying to remember yeah
All those wild nights breeze through your mind

And everything looks so complete
When you're walking down on the street
And the wind catches your feet
And sends you flying, crying
Oooh, oo-ooh wee
The wild night is calling

All the girls walk by dressed up for each other
And the boys do the boogie woogie on the corner of the street
And the people passing by just stare with the wild wonder
And the inside jukebox roars just like thunder

And everything looks so complete
When you're walking out on the street
And the wind catches your feet
And sends you flying, crying
Oooh, oo-ooh wee
The wild night is calling

The wild night is calling
Come on out and dance
Come on out and make romance
Come on out and dance
Come on out and make romance

And everything looks so complete
When you're walking out on the street
And the wind catches your feet
And sends you flying, crying
Oooh, oo-ooh wee
The wild night is calling
Oooh, oo-ooh wee
The wild night is calling



5.  L.U.V.

Written by John Mellencamp

Guilty 'til proven innocent
I'm thinking about the government
Wondering where the money went
Into outer space, I guess
Lying C.S.'s everywhere
Pretty boys in their underwear
Statue of Liberty
Who really cares
About freedom

Singin' about l-u-v baby, luv
Singin' about l-u-v baby, luv

Throw up, throw down
Get yourself a better town
All these towns look the same
Self pity, number one recreation
We're dying in the USA
Preacher man, he keeps
Preachin'
While he covets your wife
I ain't sayin' what's good
I ain't sayin' what's right

Singin' about l-u-v baby, luv
Singin' about l-u-v baby, luv

Wait a minute, let me check my tan
Am I the same color as Superman
Helter skelter in a foreign land
Monkeys versus dogs
Lying under a big palm tree
With cream and bananas all over me
That's the way it's supposed to be
Here in the Garden of Eden.

Singin' about l-u-v baby, luv
Singin' about l-u-v baby, luv
Singin' about l-u-v baby, luv
Singin' about l-u-v baby, luv




Written by John Mellencamp and George Green

We see it on TV, we get calls on the phone
By the prophets of doom, they won't leave us alone
The planet is dying and there's no time to spare
They spend all our days sowing seeds of despair
We get enough bad news to harden our hearts
This fear that we feed on is what's keeping us apart
To say that we're doomed is just an obvious remark
And it don't make you right, it just keeps you in the dark

(Chorus)
I don't want to live angry, I don't want to live scared
I don't need no more prophets crying "brother beware."
Just put some work in my hands and give me a dollar to spare
And don't let me sow those seeds of despair

Well, this earth is a graveyard, it’ll swallow our bones
It was here long before us, It‘ll be here when we're gone
And it's a vain generation that looks for a sign
Don't you think we could make better use of our time
Yeah, the air could be cleaner and the water could too
But what we do to each other are the worst things that we do
And we can treasure our freedom behind our locked doors
But God speed the day when we're lonely no more

(Chorus)
I don't want to live angry, I don't want to live scared
I don't need no more prophets crying "brother beware."
Just put some work in my hands and give me a dollar to spare
And don't let me sow those seeds of despair




Written by John Mellencamp

Sister help me take this pain from my heart
Help me stand up and find out what is right
Don't want to exist here in the dark
When the gates of Eden offer so much light

(Chorus)
But there's too much to think about
Too many problems in my brain
Yeah, there's too much to think about
How could I ever make up my mind

Young man lay down your guns
And hold your woman in your arms
This concrete's not worth dying for
They say there's more to this life

(Chorus)
But there's too much to think about
Too many problems in my brain
Yeah, there's too much to think about
How could I ever make up my mind
My mind
My mind

So what am I living for
They say the truth is not hard to find
It's right here in front of my eyes
If I could just open up my heart sometimes

(Chorus)
But there's too much to think about
Too many problems in my brain
Yeah, there's too much to think about
How could I ever make up my mind

(Chorus)
Too much to think about
Too many problems in my brain
Yeah, there's too much to think about
How could I ever make up my mind
Make up my mind
Make up my mind
Make up, make up my mind
Make up, make up my mind




Written by John Mellencamp and George Green

I know you and you know me
We met many years ago
In the halls of some ivy covered university
Where we both used to go
Now we stand outside the Denmark hotel
With Japanese men in their business suits
it's midnight you're talking to some Frenchman
About who does what to you know who

(Chorus)
You want the big jack
You want the sky to crack
You want something that's going to give you
The big jack
You want the big jack
Hell we all want that
You want something that's going to give you
The big jack

You say you want to go somewhere
Where your ideals were much more than luxuries
And just like some great old painting
You set there so smug
With your hands between your knees

(Chorus)
You want the big jack
You want the sky to crack
You want something that's going to give you
The big jack
You want the big jack
Hell we all want that
You want something that's going to give you a
Heart attack

So go back down to that Mississippi town
Where you come from
Have a big time tonight
I can still see you in your father's coat
On the delta shore
That he once owned
I want to be your father's coat
I want you girl to marry me

(Chorus)
I want the big jack
I want the sky to crack
I want something that's going to give me
The big jack
I want the big jack
Hell we all want that
I want something that's going to give me a
Heart attack

(Chorus)
I want the big jack
Yeah we all want that
We want something that's going to give us the big jack
I want the big jack
I want the sky to crack
I want something that's going to give me the big jack




Written by John Mellencamp and George Green

Why do I think there's nobody out there
No one who wants me no one knows
I wait in this place, no one can see me
After all this time could I be so alone
I walk through this old town and still feel lonely
The wind plays sad songs high in the trees
The sun never shines this deep in the forest
Am I in the darkness or is the darkness in me

(Chorus)
I wanna break
I wanna break out
I wanna break
I wanna break out

I want to taste the tears of a lover
Warm as my blood, as wet as a kiss
But it's only dark rain that falls in this old town
Old as my memory and as cold as my lips

(Chorus)
I wanna break
I wanna break out
I don't wanna fake it
I want to break out
And when I feel lonely
And when I feel lonely
You fly me to the sun

Above this old town
From the top of the tower
I forget about living, I forget about pain
At the edge of the platform
At the edge of a heartbeat
Above this old town I flew away

(Chorus)
I wanna break
I wanna break out
I don't wanna fake it
I want to break out
I wanna break
I wanna break out
I want to break
I want to break out



10.  Wild Night (Acoustic Version - Bonus Track)

ALBUM DETAILS

1. DANCE NAKED
Kenny Aronoff: Drums & Percussion
John Mellencamp: Guitars
Andy York: Guitars
Mike Wanchic: Backing Vocals
Missy - Backing Vocals
Toby Myers: Bass

2. BROTHERS
Kenny Aronoff: Drums & Percussion
Andy York: Guitars
Mike Wanchic: Backing Vocals

3. WHEN MARGARET COMES TO TOWN
Kenny Aronoff: Drums & Percussion
Andy York: Guitars, Organ
Mike Wanchic: Organ

4. WILD NIGHT
Kenny Aronoff: Drums & Percussion
Andy York: Guitars
Me'shell ndegeocello: Bass, vocals
Mike Wanchic: Lap Steel, Backing Vocals
John Mellencamp: Vocals

5. L.U.V.
Mike "Spud" Dupke: Drums & Percussion
Mike Wanchic: Baritone Guitar
Andy York: Electric Guitar
Jimmy Ryser: Acoustic Guitar
Toby Myers: Bass
Lisa Germano: Backing Vocals
Pat Peterson: Backing Vocals

6. ANOTHER SUNNY DAY 12/25
John Mellencamp: Acoustic Guitar
Andy York: Percussion, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar

7. TOO MUCH TO THINK ABOUT
Kenny Aronoff: Drums & Percussion
Andy York: Guitars

8. THE BIG JACK
Kenny Aronoff: Drums & Percussion
Andy York: Guitars
Me'shell ndegeocello: Bass, Backing Vocals
Mike Wanchic: Backing Vocals

9. THE BREAKOUT
Kenny Aronoff: Drums & Percussion
Andy York: Guitars, Backing Vocals, Bass
Mike Wanchic: Backing Vocals

PRODUCTION CREDITS:

Produced by: John Mellencamp and Mike Wanchic
Engineered and Mixed by: Jay Healy
Additional Recording on L.U.V. by David Thoener
Technical Engineers: Mark Hood, Ross Alexander
Assistant: Rick Fettig
Mastered by: Bob Ludwig, Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, Maine
Management: The Left Bank Organization
Me'shell Ndegeocello appears courtesy of Maverick Records
This record was recorded and mixed in 14 days at the Belmont Mall, Belmont Indiana 1994

 

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