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Between A Laugh And A Tear - John Cougar Mellencamp - Scarecrow (CD, Album)

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  1. Uh-Huh found John Mellencamp coming into his own, but he perfected his heartland rock with Scarecrow.A loose concept album about lost innocence and the crumbling of small-town America, Scarecrow says as much with its tough rock and gentle folk-rock as it does with its lyrics, which remain a weak point for erecriconfutaravareclaconna.coinfoheless, his writing has never been more powerful: "Rain on the Scarecrow.
  2. Mellencamp John Cougar Scarecrow Between A Laugh And A Tear When paradise is no longer fit for you to live in And your adolescent dreams are gone Through the days you feel a little used up And you don't know where your energy's gone wrong It's just your soul feelin' a little downhearted SOmtimes life is too ridiculous to live.
  3. Life in the American heartland here predominates, lyrically, whereas before it had raised its head with a handful of songs only, in fact about one per album and no more. So Scarecrow is the John Cougar Mellencamp who became truly successful: no.2 in US album charts with at least 5 singles released from it, 3 reaching the top /5(56).
  4. Between a laugh and a tear Smile in the mirror as you walk by Between a laugh and a tear And that's as good as it can get for us And there ain't no reason to stop tryin' When this cardboard town can no longer amuse you You see through everything and nothin' seems worthwhile And hypocrite used to be such a big word to you.
  5. Other Versions (5 of ) View All Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year; M-1, M John Cougar Mellencamp.
  6. Scarecrow was Mellencamp's eighth album, and by then he had paid his dues to become one of the most successful musicians in America. Despite his triumphs, he was going through severe emotional difficulties, including a panic disorder. In this song, he explores that dichotomy - how success can simply amplify your emotions, both good and bad.
  7. Editors' Notes Released in , at the peak of the decade’s neon garishness, John Mellencamp’s Scarecrow comes off like a tight Saturday night set played at the local VFW hall. “R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.” nails a balance of ’60s energy and ’80s grit. Meanwhile, the haunting-but-wholesome “Rain on the Scarecrow” is both celebration and elegy for an endangered American farm culture.
  8. Rough Harvest is the 16th album by American singer John Mellencamp, a collection of alternate, acoustic arrangements of his favorite tracks, as well as several covers, released on August 17, Recorded mostly in (with the exception of "Under the Boardwalk", which was recorded in , and "Wild Night" in ), the album fulfilled Mellencamp's contractual obligation with Mercury .

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