Black Cat

Album: Rhythm Nation 1814 (1990)
Charted: 15 1
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  • All the lonely nights I spend alone
    Never 'round to love me
    You're always gone
    'Cause you're hangin' out
    Breakin' the rules
    Oh, the man has come
    Lookin' for you

    You're a rebel now
    Don't give a damn
    Always carrying on
    With the gang

    I'm tryin' to tell ya, boy
    It's a mistake
    You won't realize
    'Til it's too late

    Don't understand
    Why you insist
    On ways of living such a dangerous life
    Time after time, you stay away
    And I just know that you're telling me lies

    Black cat, nine lives
    Short days, long nights
    Livin' on the edge
    Not afraid to die
    Heart beat, real strong
    But not for long
    Better watch your step
    Or you're gonna die

    You're so together, boy
    But just at a glance
    You'll do anything
    If given the chance

    Scheming, planning lies
    To get what you need
    So full of promises
    That you never keep

    Don't you tell yourself
    That it's okay
    Sick and tired of
    All of your games

    And you want me to stay
    Aw, better change
    Makes no sense to me
    Your crazy ways

    Don't understand
    Why you insist
    On ways of living such a dangerous life
    Time after time, you stay away
    And I just know that you're telling me lies

    Not afraid to die, guitar

    Black cat
    Black cat
    Man, I don't understand your ways
    Livin' on the edge

    Don't understand
    Why you insist
    On ways of living such a dangerous life
    Time after time, you stay away
    And I just know that you're telling me lies

    (Fellas) black cat, nine lives
    Short days, long nights
    Livin' on the edge
    Not afraid to die (talking about me)
    Heart beat real strong
    But not for long
    Better watch your step
    Or you're gonna die (sing it up)

    Black cats, nine lives
    Short days, long nights (yeah, yeah)
    Livin' on the edge
    Not afraid to die (no, don't don't die)
    Heart beat real strong
    But not for long
    Better watch your step
    Or you're gonna die

    Black cats
    Livin' on the
    Heartbeat
    Better watch your step Writer/s: Janet Jackson
    Publisher: JANET JACKSON DBA BLACK ICE
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Hannah from Hopkinton, MaThe song entered the Billboard Hot 100 in 9/15/1990. Six weeks later on 10/27/1990, it reached the top spot for one week. It was the third Rhythm Nation #1 hit after "Miss You Much" and "Escapade".
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