Coverafbeelding Scatman John - Scatman's World
  • Statistieken
  •   12 weken
  •   3 piekpositie
  •   331 punten
  •   1995

Artiestinformatie

Geboortedatum   13-03-1942
Land   Verenigde Staten

Scatman John (echte naam: John Paul Larkin) was een Amerikaanse artiest die het zogeheten scatten wist te combineren met dancemuziek. Hij werd in maart 1942 geboren in El Monte in Californië.

Larkin heeft een moeilijke jeugd want hij stottert, maar via het scatten weet hij daar juist zijn kracht van te maken. Die legt hem op zijn 53e uiteindelijk geen windeieren: in 1995 verkoopt hij miljoenen exemplaren van Scatman (Ski Ba Bop Ba Dop Bop) (#2 in Nederland) en Scatman's World (#3).

In 1996 verschijnt een tweede album en in 1999 komt zijn derde en laatste plaat uit, maar de eerste successen worden niet meer geëvenaard. Scatman John blijkt longkanker te hebben en hij overlijdt op 3 december 1999, thuis in Los Angeles, 57 jaar oud. Zijn as is uitgestrooid boven zee bij Malibu.

Songtekst

[Scatting by Scatman John]

Scatman's World

[Scatting by Scatman John]

I'm calling out from Scatland
I'm calling out from Scatman's world
If you wanna break free you better listen to me
You got to learn how to see in your fantasy
You got to learn how to see in your fantasy

Everybody's talkin' something very shockin' just to
Keep on blockin' what they're feelin' inside but
But listen to me brother, you just keep on walkin' 'cause
You and me and sister ain't got nothin' to hide

Scatman, fat man, black and white and brown man
Tell me 'bout the colour of your soul
If part of your solution isn't ending the pollution
Then I don't want to hear your stories told
I want to welcome you to Scatman's world

[Scatting by Scatman John]

I'm calling out from Scatland
I'm calling out from Scatman's world
If you wanna break free you better listen to me
You got to learn how to see in your fantasy

Everyone's born to compete as he chooses
But how can someone win if winning means that someone loses
I sit and see and wonder what it's like to be in touch
No wonder all my brothers and my sisters need a crutch

I want to be a human being not a human not a human doing
I couldn't keep that pace up if I tried
The source of my intention really isn't crime prevention
My intention is prevention of the lie (yeah)
Welcome to the Scatman's world

[Scatting by Scatman John]

I'm calling out from Scatland
I'm calling out from Scatman's world
If you wanna break free you better listen to me
You got to learn how to see in your fantasy
You got to learn how to see in your fantasy

[Scatting by Scatman John]

I'm calling out from Scatland
I'm calling out from Scatman's world
If you wanna break free you better listen to me
You got to learn how to see in your fantasy
You got to learn how to see in your fantasy
Listen to me

[Scatting by Scatman John]

In Your Fantasy

[Scatting by Scatman John]

I'm calling out from Scatland
I'm calling out from Scatman's world
If you wanna break free you better listen to me
You got to learn how to see in your fantasy
You got to learn how to see in your fantasy

[Scatting by Scatman John]

Scatman, fat man, black and white and brown man
Tell me 'bout the colour of your soul.
If part of your solution isn't ending the pollution
Then I don't want to hear your stories told.
I want to welcome you to Scatman's world

I'm calling out from Scatland
I'm calling out from Scatman's world
If you wanna break free you better listen to me
You got to learn how to see in your fantasy
You got to learn how to see in your fantasy

[Scatting by Scatman John]

I wanna welcome you to Scatmans World

Songinformatie

ArtiestScatman John
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Platenlabel RCA


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