Who Sang Mismatch? Harry Chapin

Harry Chapin Dance Band on the Titanic cover art
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Harry F. Chapin
release date: 1977
genres: Rock
styles: Folk Rock/Soft Rock
length: 5:01
producer: Stephen Chapin
membranophone: Howie Fields
vocal: Harry Chapin, Doug Walker, John Wallace and Stephen Chapin
guitar: Harry Chapin
keyboard: Stephen Chapin
percussion: Arthur Jenkins
cello: Kim Scholes
bass guitar: John Wallace
slide guitar & acoustic guitar & electric guitar: Doug Walker
tambourine: Chris Waite
composer: Harry Chapin
lyricist: Harry Chapin
At first you seemed just like my dream
Of a finer better life
Much more than I could ask for
In a lover or a wife
Though I work with my body
And my work makes my hands rough
There are gentle things inside me
That are anything but tough

There are lessons you could teach me
Things I do not know
Things I've never done, girl
And places we could go
But you only wear your tailored suits
For me to rip and tear
Ah, can't I hold you quietly
And smell your perfumed hair?

I saw you as the answer
That I never dared to dream
I saw you as the window
Into a world I'd never seen
I saw you as the vision
Come to raise me from the mud
But you came to use my sweat to cool
The fever in your blood

I'm not Marlon Brando
On his motorcycle bike
When you call me your animal
It's a name I do not like
Please do not tear my back
Yes, of course I bleed
The violence you thirst for
Is not what I need

Your silken skin is armor
That begs for brutal hands
But why can't I be gentle
And tell you of my plans?
I know that you're using me
Not I just using you
And you're not so scared
Of losing me as I losing you

At first you seemed...

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Dance Band on the Titanic
  • 2 Why Should People Stay the Same
  • 3 My Old Lady
  • 4 We Grew Up a Little Bit
  • 5 Bluesman
  • 6 Country Dreams
  • 7 I Do It for You, Jane
  • 8 I Wonder What Happened to Him
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Paint a Picture of Yourself (Michael)
  • 2 Mismatch
  • 3 Mercenaries
  • 4 Manhood
  • 5 One Light in a Dark Valley (An Imitation Spiritual)
  • 6 There Only Was One Choice