Who Sang I Need a Lover? John Mellencamp

John Mellencamp John Cougar cover art
Release information
Writer(s): John Mellencamp
Release Date: 1979
Genre: Rock Blues Pop Folk, World, & Country
Style: Blues Rock/Folk Rock/Pop Rock
length: 5:38
producer: John Punter
engineer: John Punter
composer: John Mellencamp
lyricist: John Mellencamp
I need a lover that won't drive me crazy
(I need a lover that won't drive me crazy)
I need a lover that won't drive me crazy
Some girl that knows the meaning of, ah-
Hey hit the highway!

Well I've been walking the streets in the evenin'
Racin' through the human jungle at night
I'm so confused, my mind is indifferent
Hey - I'm so weak, won't somebody shut off that light?

Electricity runs through the video
And I watch it from this hole I call home
And all them stonies are dancin' to the radio
And I got the world callin' me up free tonight on the phone

(I need a lover that won't drive me crazy)
Some girl who'll thrill me and then go away
(I need a lover that won't drive me crazy)
Some girl that knows the meaning of ah-
Hey hit the highway!

Well I'm not wiped out by this poolroom life I'm livin'
I'm gonna quit this job, and go to school, and head back home
(head back home)
Now I'm not asking to be loved or be forgiven
Hey - I just can't face shakin' in this bedroom
One more night alone

(I need a lover that won't drive me crazy)
(I need a lover that won't drive me crazy)
(I need a lover that won't drive me crazy)
Some girl that knows the meaning of ah-
Hey hit the highway!

(I need a lover that won't drive me crazy)
Some girl to thrill me and then go away
(I need a lover that won't drive me crazy)
Some girl that knows the meaning of ah-
Hey hit the highway!

You betcha'

Tracklist
  • 1 A Little Night Dancin'
  • 2 Small Paradise
  • 3 Miami
  • 4 Great Mid-West
  • 5 Do You Think That's Fair
  • 6 I Need a Lover
  • 7 Welcome to Chinatown
  • 8 Sugar Marie
  • 9 Pray for Me
  • 10 Taxi Dancer