Who Sang Close Enough? John Mellencamp

John Mellencamp American Fool cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1982
Genre: Rock Pop
Style: Country Rock/Southern Rock/Pop Rock
length: 3:39
producer: John Mellencamp and Don Gehman
lead vocals: John Mellencamp
bass: George Perry
guitar: Larry Crane and Michael B. Wanchic
drums (drum set): Kenny Aronoff
phonographic copyright by: John Mellencamp
composer: John Mellencamp
lyricist: John Mellencamp
I may not be a pillar in my town
Or have the kind of job, you think that I should
I know you see me out runnin´ around with a couple of people
You think are no good

I´ve tried to clean it up a couple of times, but I´m a
Backslidin´ fool when it comes to walkin´ that line
It´s OK. You think, you´re better than me
Yeah, that´s all right, girl, that´s all right

´Cause I´m close enough for rock and roll
Close enough for rock and roll
Close enough for rock and roll
I´m close enough for a little rock and roll

Yeah, it´s true, I don´t plan my time
When you´re looking for me, I ´m hard to find
I know, you don´t wanna run around with me
With my socks fallin´ down, girl, I´m just poor company

I´ve seen your face, and it´s a one-eyed Jack
We like to talk about this or that
None of these things really interest me
Hey, that´s all right, girl, that´s all right

´Cause I´m close enough for rock and roll
Close enough for rock and roll
Close enough for rock and roll
I´m close enough for a little rock and roll

I know you think I´m a rough cut, baby
I ain´t as rough cut as I am the blood on your hands
Gonna love that blood right off your hands

Yeah, that´s all right, girl, that´s all right
Close enough for rock and roll
Close enough for rock and roll
Close enough for rock and roll
I´m close enough for a little rock and roll

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Hurts So Good
  • 2 Jack & Diane
  • 3 Hand to Hold on To
  • 4 Danger List
  • 5 Can You Take It
  • 6 Thundering Hearts
  • 7 China Girl
  • 8 Close Enough
  • 9 Weakest Moments