Papa Don't Preach Lyrics by Madonna


Madonna Lyrics

Papa Don't Preach Lyrics
Papa I know you're going to be upset
'Cause I was always your little girl
But you should know by now
I'm not a baby

You always taught me right from wrong
I need your help, daddy please be strong
I may be young at heart
But I know what I'm saying

The one you warned me all about
The one you said I could do without
We're in an awful mess, and I don't mean maybe - please

Chorus:
Papa don't preach, I'm in trouble deep
Papa don't preach, I've been losing sleep
But I made up my mind, I'm keeping my baby, oh
I'm gonna keep my baby, mmm...

He says that he's going to marry me
We can raise a little family
Maybe we'll be all right
It's a sacrifice

But my friends keep telling me to give it up
Saying I'm too young, I ought to live it up
What I need right now is some good advice, please

Chorus:
Papa don't preach, I'm in trouble deep
Papa don't preach, I've been losing sleep
But I made up my mind, I'm keeping my baby, oh
I'm gonna keep my baby, mmm...

Daddy, daddy if you could only see
Just how good he's been treating me
You'd give us your blessing right now
'Cause we are in love, we are in love, so please

Chorus:
Papa don't preach, I'm in trouble deep
Papa don't preach, I've been losing sleep
But I made up my mind, I'm keeping my baby, oh
I'm gonna keep my baby, mmm...

Papa don't preach, I'm in trouble deep
Papa don't preach, I've been losing sleep
(repeat)

Oh, I'm gonna keep my baby, ooh
Don't you stop loving me daddy
I know, I'm keeping my baby
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Papa Don't Preach Info:

• According to Brian Elliot (St Petersburg Times) 'I just wanted to make this girl in the song a sympathetic character. As a father myself, I'd want to be accessible to my children's problems.'

• Brian Elliot & Madonna are credited for writing the song. Madonna & Stephen Bray produced the track for the album 'True Blue'

• The single was released on June 11th, 1986, certified gold by the RIAA, and topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart, Canadian RPM chart, UK Singles Chart, & Irish Singles chart.

• The music video was directed by James Foley and filmed in New York City, NY. It won a 1987 MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video.

• The song became controversial after Madonna dedicated it to Pope John Paul II. This lead to Italians boycotting her Who's That Girl World Tour in 1987.




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