Who Sang Mansions in Heaven? John Mellencamp

John Mellencamp Big Daddy cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1989-5-9
Genre: Rock Pop
Style: Country Rock/Southern Rock
length: 3:07
The old paper mill stinks up the beaches
As I walk along the ocean shore.
I'm just a plain man, thoughts full of creases,
Haven't accomplished much, but I dream of more.

Mansions in heaven; I see myself walking with the King.
The angels are descending to wrap me up in red velveteen.

I don't control much of my home life.
I'm not an old man, but I'm not young anymore.
Haven't kept in contact with any of my good friends,
So I live with strangers and sleep on another man's floor.

Mansions in heaven; I see myself walking with the King.
The angels are descending to wrap me up in red velveteen.

As I pack my suitbag, 'cause soon I'll be leaving;
Going back to the Earth, which is where I come from.
Withstood the heartache,
Kept on believing;
It ain't winning or losing,
Just the singing of the song.

Mansions in heaven; I see myself walking with the King.
Mansions in heaven.

The old paper mill stinks up the beaches
As I walk along the ocean shore.

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Big Daddy of Them All
  • 2 To Live
  • 3 Martha Say
  • 4 Theo and Weird Henry
  • 5 Jackie Brown
  • 6 Pop Singer
  • 7 Void in My Heart
  • 8 Mansions in Heaven
  • 9 Sometimes a Great Notion
  • 10 Country Gentleman
  • 11 J.M.'s Question
  • 12 Let It All Hang Out