Who Sang Miami? John Mellencamp

John Mellencamp John Cougar cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1979
Genre: Rock Blues Pop Folk, World, & Country
Style: Blues Rock/Folk Rock/Pop Rock
length: 3:54
Well, I hear in Miami they have a lot of girls
Who toast their flesh in the sun
Living on allowances they receive from the old man at home
To keep up appearances, to have fun

[Chorus]
Hey, baby
Living in Miami
I know you're hip to those hotel alibies
I know you're nowhere near twenty
But I ain't the kind to kiss and tell, or tell lies

Well they are easy to look at; they are hard to hold
They have high opinions of themselves
But at night you can find them drinking in the bar
Wishing that they could find somebody else

[Chorus]

Well, they pull and tug on their high fashion clothes
As they strip off their armour in their apartment bedrooms
They wish that somewhere they can find a spark
Well, their sights, and visions, and dreams are set high
They think the world can be won with a smile
I hear 'em giggle out loud, lost in the crowd
Give me a cuddle when we get outside

[Chorus x 2]

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