Song of the Day #4,719: ‘Too Much To Think About’ – John Mellencamp

Following his record label’s tepid reaction to what might be his best album, 1993’s Human Wheels, John Mellencamp decided to go in a different direction.

1994’s Dance Naked is a bare-bones rock record. Recorded over two weeks, with most of its songs captured in one or two takes, its best-known track is a cover of the Van Morrison song ‘Wild Nights.’

Mellencamp was on enough of a creative winning streak at the time for this album, despite its modest ambitions, to turn out pretty well. It might not be the first album of his I reach for, but it’s a fun listen.

Sister help me take this pain from my heart
Help me stand up and find out what is right
Don’t want to exist here in the dark
When the gates of Eden offer so much light

But there’s too much to think about
Too many problems in my brain
Yeah, there’s too much to think about
How could I ever make up my mind?

Young man lay down your guns
And hold your woman in your arms
This concrete’s not worth dying for
They say there’s more to this life

But there’s too much to think about
Too many problems in my brain
Yeah, there’s too much to think about
How could I ever make up my mind?
My mind
My mind

So what am I living for?
They say the truth is not hard to find
It’s right here in front of my eyes
If I could just open my heart sometimes
But there’s too much to think about
Too many problems in my brain
Yeah, there’s too much to think about
How could I ever make up my mind?

Too much to think about
Too many problems in my brain
Yeah, there’s too much to think about
How could I ever make up my mind?

Make up my mind
Make up my mind
Make up, make up my mind
Make up, make up my mind

One thought on “Song of the Day #4,719: ‘Too Much To Think About’ – John Mellencamp

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Agreed on all counts. It’s no Human Wheels (or Lonesome Jubilee) but a fun record nonetheless.

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