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Human Nature Madonna
"Human Nature"
Released June 6, 1995
Length 4:54
Writer(s) Madonna
Dave Hall
Shawn McKenzie
Kevin McKenzie
Milo Deering
Producer(s) Madonna
Dave Hall

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"Human Nature" is the fourth and final single off Madonna's sixth studio album Bedtime Stories.

Background

During 1992 and 1993, Madonna released her Sex coffee table book and her fifth studio album Erotica and also starred in the erotic thriller Body of Evidence. The three were highly explicit, with Madonna using extremely sexual imagery. She promoted her album with the controversial The Girlie Show World Tour. She faced strong negative publicity from critics and fans, who commented that "she had gone too far" and that her career was over. In response to the critics panning the sexual imagery fourth single. Madonna's record label wanted to release a more radio-friendly pop track for the fourth single.

Composition

Madonna confronts chauvinism head on as she sings, consisting of heavy bass and looping drum sounds in its four chord sequence, the song finds Madonna delivering a nasal tone reminiscent of 90s soul style.

Music Video

Music Video Information
Madonna ~ Human Nature (Official Music Video)04:34

Madonna ~ Human Nature (Official Music Video)

Released Unknown
Length 4:33
Director Jean-Baptiste Mondino
Production Co Anita Wetterstedt
Choreographer Jamie King
Filmed May 6-7, 1995
Location Hollywood, California
VEVO views 2 Million Views

Lyrics

Express yourself, don't repress yourself
Express yourself, don't repress yourself
Express yourself, don't repress yourself
Express yourself, don't repress yourself

And I'm not sorry (I'm not sorry)
It's human nature (it's human nature)
And I'm not sorry (I'm not sorry)
I'm not your bitch don't hang your shit on me (it's human nature)

You wouldn't let me say the words I longed to say
You didn't want to see life through my eyes
(Express yourself, don't repress yourself)
You tried to shove me back inside your narrow room
And silence me with bitterness and lies
(Express yourself, don't repress yourself)

Did I say something wrong?
Oops, I didn't know I couldn't talk about sex
(I musta been crazy)
Did I stay too long?
Oops, I didn't know I couldn't speak my mind
(What was I thinking)

And I'm not sorry (I'm not sorry)
It's human nature (it's human nature)
And I'm not sorry (I'm not sorry)
I'm not your bitch don't hang your shit on me (it's human nature)

You punished me for telling you my fantasies
I'm breakin' all the rules I didn't make
(Express yourself, don't repress yourself)
You took my words and made a trap for silly fools
You held me down and tried to make me break
(Express yourself, don't repress yourself)

Did I say something true?
Oops, I didn't know I couldn't talk about sex
(I musta been crazy)
Did I have a point of view?
Oops, I didn't know I couldn't talk about you
(What was I thinking)

Express yourself, don't repress yourself
Express yourself, don't repress yourself
Express yourself, don't repress yourself
Express yourself, don't repress yourself

(I'm not apologizing)
(Would it sound better if I were a man?)
(You're the one with the problem)
(Why don't you just deal with it)

(Would you like me better if I was?)
(We all feel the same way)
(I have no regrets)
(Just look in the mirror)

(I don't have to justify anything)
(I'm just like you)
(Why should I be?)
(Deal with it)


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