Album:	Pre-Madonna
Artist:	Madonna
Year:	1996 (originally, 1980 and 1981)

Pre-Madonna

Lyrics provided courtesy of Ken Zalewski
E-mail comments or corrections to: madonnalyrics AT gmail.com


Songs on this album:

  1. Laugh To Keep From Crying
  2. Crimes Of Passion
  3. Ain't No Big Deal ('97 Edit)
  4. Everybody ('97)
  5. Burning Up
  6. Ain't No Big Deal ('81)
  7. Everybody ('81)
  8. Stay ('81)
  9. Don't You Know?
  10. Ain't No Big Deal ('97 Extended)

Laugh To Keep From Crying

written by Madonna and Stephen Bray
Track 1, Time: 3:52
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I can't lock my door
Oh, I don't have no privacy
The only thing that's mine
Is what's inside of me

When I've had enough
A little voice inside
It says you've got to be tough
You've got to take it in stride

Sometimes I am foolish
I let it get the best of me
At least I know that my mistakes
Are my responsibility
And

Chorus:

I just have to laugh to keep from crying
I just have to laugh to keep from crying

I don't have a dime
Oh, to buy those pretty things
But I hear all the evidence
You know it all sounds the same

But I'm still waiting
I've got my hands open wide
You know my dream isn't fading
I keep it hidden inside
Oh

(chorus)

I just have to laugh to keep from crying
I keep on trying

My friends don't understand
Oh, they think I've lost my mind
And I'm choking back the tears
I've got to swallow my pride

(chorus)

I just have to laugh, ah
La, ah
Lo, oh
La, ah



Crimes Of Passion

written by Madonna and Stephen Bray
Track 2, Time: 3:44
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Chorus:

Crimes of passion
Give me such a sweet reaction
Oh, crimes of passion
Give me so much satisfaction

Don't play dumb with me, I know you know the score
I wait impatiently, tonight I'm yours
Show you what it's like to have your cake and eat it too
I think you'll like what I'm gonna do, oh

(chorus)

I'm not the type of girl who likes to settle down
Some people say that I just want to fool around
Once I get a taste I want more
I'm like a baby in a candy store, oh

(chorus)

Intermediate:

There's no reason to feel guilty
It's too late now, what's done is done
If you can keep it a secret darlin'
We can have some fun

I always want the things that I can't get
I don't believe in rules that you can't bend
Even when you say you've got someone at home
Tell her tonight that she's on her own

(intermediate)
Oh

(chorus)

Oh, crimes of passion [sweet reaction]
Give me such a sweet reaction [so much satisfaction]
Oh, crimes of passion [sweet reaction]
Give me so much satisfaction
Oh, crimes of passion [sweet reaction]
Give me such a sweet reaction [so much satisfaction]
Oh, crimes of passion [sweet reaction]
Give me so much satisfaction



Ain't No Big Deal ('97 edit)

written by Stephen Bray
Track 3, Time: 4:03
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(Spoken:)
Reach out, reach out (repeat 3 times)

Chorus:

Ain't no big deal to say I love you still
Call out my name, I'll be here
Ain't no big deal to say my love is real
When you reach out I'll be there

Please don't be afraid to look me in the eye
Sad time is gone, I got no tears to cry
So don't so say you don't know I'm right
When I say we'll get by

(chorus)

Nobody makes me feel the way that you do
Night time's such a thrill when I spend it with you
Now ask me what is on my mind
So I can tell you true

Ain't no big thing, uh, yeah

Reach out, reach out
Reach out, reach out
Reach out, reach out, yeah (repeat 3 times)
Oww
Ain't no big thing
Ain't no big thing

(chorus)

Got love for you so strong it's making me high
Don't know what I'll do if you won't give it a try
So now's the time to make it clear
Let me show you why

(chorus)

Aint no big deal to say I.... love you still

Ain't no big deal
Ain't no big thing
Ain't no big deal
Ain't no big thing
(repeat and fade)



Everybody ('97 and '81)

written by Madonna
Tracks 4 and 7, Time: 4:52
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Everybody, come on
Everybody, you can do your thing
(repeat for track 7)

Chorus:

Everybody, come on, dance and sing
Everybody, get up and do your thing
Everybody, come on, dance and sing
Everybody, get up and do your thing

Let the music take control
Find a groove and let yourself go
When the room begins to sway
You know what I'm trying to say

Come on, take a chance
Get up and start the dance
Let the D.J. shake you
Let the music take you

(chorus)

Let your body take a ride
Feel the beat and step inside
Music makes the world go 'round
You can turn your troubles upside down

Gonna have to change your mind
Gonna leave your troubles behind
Your body gets the notion
When your feet can make the motion

(chorus, repeat)

Dance and sing, get up and do your thing (repeat 3 times)

Let the music take control
Find a groove and let yourself go
When the room begins to sway
You know what I'm trying to say

Come on, take a chance
Get up and start the dance
Let the D.J. shake you
Let the music take you

(chorus, repeat)

[Everybody] Dance and sing
[Come on] Get up and do your thing
[Everybody] Dance and sing
[You can do your thing] Get up and do your thing
(repeat and fade)



Burning Up

written by Madonna
Track 5, Time: 4:06
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Don't put me off, 'cause I'm on fire
And I can't quench my desire
Don't you know that I'm burning up for your love
You're not convinced that that's enough

I put myself in this position
And I deserve the imposition
But you don't even know that I'm alive
And this pounding in my heart just won't die
I'm burning up

Chorus:

I'm burning up, burning up for your love
I'm burning up, burning up for your love
I'm burning up, burning up for your love
For your love

You're always closing your door
Well that only makes me want you more
And day and night I cry for your love
But you're still not convinced that that is enough
To justify my wanting you
Now tell me what you want me to do
I'm not blind and I know
That you want to want me but you can't let go
Come on, let go, oh

(chorus)

Intermediate:

Oh, do you wanna see me down on my knees
Or bending over backwards now, would you be pleased
Unlike the others, I'd do anything
I'm not the same, I have no shame
I'm on fire

I'm burning up (repeat 7 times)

(intermediate)

I'm burning up, burning up for your love (repeat 7 times)

I'm burning up, burning up for your love
I'm burning up, burning up for your love

You know you got me burning up, baby
You know you got me burning up, baby

Burning up for your love
(repeat and fade)



Ain't No Big Deal ('81 and '97 extended)

written by Stephen Bray
Tracks 6 and 10, Time: 6:42
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(Spoken:)
Reach out, reach out (repeat 3 times)

Chorus:

Ain't no big deal to say I love you still
Call out my name, I'll be here
Ain't no big deal to say my love is real
When you reach out I'll be there

Please don't be afraid to look me in the eye
Sad time is gone, I got no tears to cry
So don't so say you don't know I'm right
When I say we'll get by

(chorus)

Nobody makes me feel the way that you do
Night time's such a thrill when I spend it with you
Now ask me what is on my mind
So I can tell you true

Ain't no big thing, uh, yeah

Reach out, reach out (repeat 5 times)

Reach out, reach out, yeah (repeat 2 times)
Oww
Ain't no big thing, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh
Ain't no big thing, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh

(chorus)

Got love for you so strong it's making me high
Don't know what I'll do if you won't give it a try
So now's the time to make it clear
Let me show you why

Aint no big deal to say I.... love you still

Ain't no big deal, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh
Ain't no big thing, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh
(repeat)

Just reach out
I'll be there (repeat 2 times)
I'll be there, yeah (repeat 3 times)

Reach out, reach out
Reach out, reach out
Reach out, reach out
Reach out

Oh, oh

Ain't no big deal
Ain't no big thing
(repeat)

Ain't no big deal
Ain't no big deal

Ain't no big deal, my love is for real, yow (repeat 5 times)

Oh, what's that you said, baby?

Ain't no big deal, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh
Ain't no big thing, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh
Ain't no big deal, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh
Ain't no big thing, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh
(repeat and fade)



Stay ('81)

written by Madonna and Stephen Bray
Track 8, Time: 4:23
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Verse:

Am I just dreaming or did you walk through my door?
Do you still feel the same way that you did before?
Did you come to bring me sorrow?
Like all those wasted days
Let's not think about tomorrow

You can stay

Am I just dreaming or did you say you have to go?
If you can't stay forever, I don't wanna know
There's no need to talk about it
The way things used to be
I'm not living here without you

(Chorus:)

Won't you stay, stay darlin'
You could stay, stay darlin'
Won't you stay, stay darlin'
You could stay, stay darlin'

You could stay, stay, stay darlin'
You could stay, stay, stay darlin'
(repeat)

No, no, can't let go
No, no, can't let go
No, no, can't let go

Am I just dreaming?

(verse)

You could stay, stay darlin'
You could stay, stay darlin'
Won't you stay, stay darlin'
You could stay, stay darlin'
(repeat)

You could stay, stay, stay darlin'
You could stay, stay, stay darlin'
(repeat and fade)



Don't You Know?

written by Madonna and Stephen Bray
Track 9, Time: 4:34
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Chorus:

You, you make my life much bright, baby
You're always on my mind
Don't you know you, you make my load much light, baby
True love is ours to find

You came along when I was losing my way
You touched my heart and now I'm ready to say
That all your sweetness callin' back ugly skies
And now I've fallen for the look in your eyes

I couldn't ask for more
You're what I'm looking for
Oh

(chorus)

Sometimes I feel I have to get away
I change my mind when I look in your eyes
And when those clouds come in to darken our day
You're never gonna hear me say good-bye

I couldn't ask for more
You're what I'm looking for
Oh

(chorus)
Don't you know
(chorus)

Don't you know?

Uh, oww, uh, oww
Uh, oww, uh, oww

(Spoken:)
Tainted love

Oh

(chorus)

Don't you know
(chorus)
(repeat and fade)