Who Sang Lonely Ol' Night? John Mellencamp

John Mellencamp Scarecrow cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1985-9-5
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock/Hard Rock/Rock & Roll
length: 3:46
producer: John Mellencamp and Don Gehman
mixer: Greg Edward, Don Gehman and George Tutko
engineer: Don Gehman and Greg Edward
phonographic copyright by: John Mellencamp
lyricist: John Mellencamp
composer: John Mellencamp
She calls me home
She says baby it's a lonely ol' night
I don't know
I'm just so scared and lonely all at the same time
Nobody told me
She was gonna work out this way no no no no no no
I guess they knew
We'd work it out in our own way

It's a lonely ol' night
Can I put my arms around you?
It's a lonely ol nigh
Custom made for two lonely people like me and you

Radio playin' softly
Some singer's sad sad song
He's singing about
Standing in the shadows of love
I guess it feels awfully alone
She says I know
Exactly what he means yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
And it's a sad sad sad sad feeling
When you're living on those in betweens
(But it's OK)


She calls me baby
She calls everybody baby
It's a lonely ol' night
But ain't they all?


Girl like me and you
Yeah like me and you

CD 1
  • 1 Rain on the Scarecrow
  • 2 Grandma's Theme
  • 3 Small Town
  • 4 Minutes to Memories
  • 5 Lonely Ol' Night
  • 6 The Face of the Nation
  • 7 Justice and Independence '85
  • 8 Between a Laugh and a Tear
  • 9 Rumbleseat
  • 10 You've Got to Stand for Somethin'
  • 11 R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A. (A Salute to 60's Rock)
  • 12 The Kind of Fella I Am