Who Sang Black Cat? Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson Rhythm Nation 1814 cover art

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Credits
publisher: ©JANET JACKSON DBA BLACK ICE
writers: Janet Jackson
release date: 1989-9-15
genres: Electronic Hip Hop Funk / Soul Pop
styles: RnB/Swing/Pop Rock/Downtempo/Synth-pop/Spoken Word
length: 4:50
remixer: Michael Wagener
producer: Janet Jackson and Jellybean Johnson
lead vocals: Janet Jackson
mixer: Steve Hodge
recording engineer: Steve Hodge
additional guitar: Nuno Bettencourt
One, two, three, four
All the lonely nights I spend alone
Never 'round to love me
You're always gone
'Cause you're hangin' out

Breakin' the rules
Oh the man has come
Lookin' for you

You're a rebel now
Don't give a damn
Always carrying on
With the gang

I'm tryin' to tell ya boy
It's a mistake
You won't realize
'Til it's too late

Don't understand
Why you insist
On ways of living such a dangerous life
Time after time you stay away
And I just know that you're telling me lies

Black cat nine lives
Short days long nights
Livin' on the edge
Not afraid to die
Heart beat real strong
But not for long
Better watch your step
Or you're gonna die

You're so together boy
But just at a glance
You'll do anything
If given the chance

Scheming, plannin' lies
To get what you need
So full of promises
That you never keep

Don't you tell yourself
That it's okay
Sick and tired of
All of your games

And you want me to stay
(Aww) Better change
Makes no sense to me
Your crazy ways

Don't understand
Why you insist
On ways of living such a dangerous life
Time after time you stay away
And I just know that you're telling me lies

Not afraid to die

Black cat
Black cat
Short days long nights
Livin' on the edge
Don't understand
Why you insist
On ways of living such a dangerous life
Time after time you stay away
And I just know that you're telling me lies

Black cat nine lives
Short days long nights
Livin' on the edge
Not afraid to die
Heart beat real strong
But not for long
Better watch your step
Or you're gonna die

Black cat nine lives
Short days long nights
Livin' on the edge
Not afraid to die
Heart beat real strong
But not for long
Better watch your step
Or you're gonna die



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Interlude: Pledge
  • 2 Rhythm Nation
  • 3 Interlude: T.V.
  • 4 State of the World
  • 5 Interlude: Race
  • 6 The Knowledge
  • 7 Interlude: Let’s Dance
  • 8 Miss You Much
  • 9 Interlude: Come Back Interlude
  • 10 Love Will Never Do (Without You)
  • 11 Livin’ in a World (They Didn’t Make)
  • 12 Alright
  • 13 Interlude: Hey Baby
  • 14 Escapade
  • 15 Interlude: No Acid
  • 16 Black Cat
  • 17 Lonely
  • 18 Come Back to Me
  • 19 Someday Is Tonight
  • 20 Interlude: Livin’… in Complete Darkness

  • Album Information
    label: A&M Records
    country(area): Netherlands
    format: CD
    barcode: 082839392020
    script: Latin