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"Papa Don't Preach"
Released June 11, 1986
Length 4:29
Writer(s) Brian Eliot
Madonna
Producer(s) Madonna
Steve Bray

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"Papa Don't Preach" is the second single off Madonna's third studio album True Blue.

Background

This song is about teenage pregnancy. Madonna takes the voice of a confused teenager who wants advice from her father at a difficult time. In a 2009 interview with Rolling Stone, she said: "It just fit right in with my own personal zeitgeist of standing up to male authorities, whether it's the pope or the Catholic Church or my father and his conservative, patriarchal ways."

Composition

The song features acoustic, electric, and rhythm guitars, keyboards, and string arrangements.[19] The song samples Beethoven's Appassionata sonata.

Music Video

Music Video Information
Madonna - Papa Don't Preach05:08

Madonna - Papa Don't Preach

Released Unknown
Length 5:07
Director James Foley
Production Co David Naylor and Sharon Oreck
Choreographer None
Filmed None
Location New York
VEVO views 5+ Million Views

Lyrics

Papa, I know you're going to be upset
'Cause I was always your little girl
But you should know by now I'm not a baby
You always taught me right from wrong
I need your help, daddy please be strong
I may be young at heart, but I know what I'm saying

The one you warned me all about
The one you said I could do without
We're in an awful mess and I don't mean maybe

Please, Papa don't preach, I'm in trouble deep
Papa don't preach, I've been losing sleep
But I made up my mind, I'm keeping my baby
Oh, I'm gonna keep my baby, mmm

He says that he's going to marry me
We can raise a little family
Maybe we'll be all right, it's a sacrifice
But my friends keep telling me to give it up
Saying I'm too young, I ought to live it up
What I need right now is some good advice

Please, Papa don't preach, I'm in trouble deep
Papa don't preach, I've been losing sleep
But I made up my mind, I'm keeping my baby
Oh, I'm gonna keep my baby, mmm

Daddy daddy, if you could only see
Just how good he's been treating me
You'd give us your blessing right now
'Cause we are in love, we are in love

So please, Papa don't preach, I'm in trouble deep
Papa don't preach, I've been losing sleep
But I made up my mind, I'm keeping my baby
Ooh, I'm gonna keep my baby, ooh oh

Papa don't preach, I'm in trouble deep
Papa don't preach, I've been losing sleep
Papa don't preach, I'm in trouble deep
Papa don't preach, I've been losing sleep

(Papa don't preach) Oh, I'm gonna keep my baby
(Papa don't preach) Ooh
(Papa don't preach) Don't you stop loving me, daddy
(Papa don't preach) I know I'm keeping my baby


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