White Heat



Lyrics

A copper
How do ya like that boys, a copper
And we went for it, I went for it
Treated him like a kid brother
And I was gonna split fifty-fifty with a copper
They were there waitin' to pin a medal on him
"Come on get up, get your hands up!"
Yeah, that's it, a nice gold medal for the copper
Only maybe he's gonna get it sooner than he thinks!


Get up stand tall
Put your back up against the wall
'Cause my love is dangerous
This is a bust
Get up stand tall
Put your back up against the wall
'Cause my love is dangerous
This is a bust

You think you can have my love for free
Well, I've got news for you
That's not the way it's gonna be
So don't come hangin' round my door
If you're not ready to give
You're not gonna get much more

I don't want to live out your fantasy
Love's not that easy
This time you're gonna
Gonna have to play my way
Come on make my day

Get up stand tall
Put your back up against the wall
'Cause my love is dangerous
This is a bust
Get up stand tall
Put your back up against the wall
'Cause my love is dangerous
This is a bust

Can you feel the rhythm of my mind
Boy I've got so much to give
But I don't want to waste my time
I can't let my heart put on a show
'Til you surrender baby
You've got to let it go

I don't want to live out your fantasy
Love's not that easy
This time you're gonna
Gonna have to play my way
Come on make my day

Get up stand tall
Put your back up against the wall
'Cause my love is dangerous
This is a bust
Get up stand tall
Put your back up against the wall
'Cause my love is dangerous
This is a bust

Drop your weapons
You'd better come clean
I've got you covered
I'll catch you when you fall to me
I'm not gonna hurt you
'Cause I'm not that kind
We're not goin' nowhere
'Til you have a change of mind

You haven't got a chance, come out with your hands up
'Come out with your hands up', the man says
How do you like that ma'?
Here's my answer, you dirty

I don't want to live out your fantasy
Love's not that easy
This time you're gonna
Gonna have to play my way
Come on make my day

Get up stand tall
Put your back up against the wall
'Cause my love is dangerous
This is a bust
Get up stand tall
Put your back up against the wall
'Cause my love is dangerous
This is a bust

(Get up stand tall)
Come on baby, make my day
('Cause my love is dangerous)
You're gonna have to play my way
(This is a bust)
(Get up stand tall)
Put your back up against the wall
('Cause my love is dangerous)
This is a bust

(Get up stand tall) Get up, get up, get up
('Cause my love is dangerous)
This is a bust

(Get up stand tall)
I'm so good for you baby here I come
I'm gonna get to you before the day is done
('Cause my love is dangerous)
This is a bust

(Get up stand tall)
Come on baby, make my day
('Cause my love is dangerous)
You're gonna have to play my way

Credits

Written by Madonna and Patrick Leonard
Produced by Madonna and Patrick Leonard
Drums by Johnathan Moffett
Drum programming by Patrick Leonard and Steve Bray
Guitars by Paul Jackson Jr. and Bruce Gaitsch
Keyboards by Patrick Leonard
Background vocals by David Williams, Johnathan Moffett, Kiethan Carter, Jackie Jackson and Richard Marx


Album

True Blue, the album
True Blue


Song

This song is dedicated to legendary actor Jimmy Cagney, who's quoted during the intro and in the middle of the song. The lines are taken from the 1949 movie White Heat.


Tour

White Heat @ Who's That Girl TourDressed in a golden jacket over her black corset and a black hat, Madonna performed this song on the Who's That Girl Tour. Following the song's criminal undertone, she ran around, shooting on target boards with a pistol. At the end, the music turned jazzy, as she slowly shot everything within sight.


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