"Scatman" as written by Antonio Nunzio Catania and John Paul Larkin....
(Scatting by Scatman John.)
I´m the Scatman.
(Scatting by Scatman John.)
I´m the Scatman.
(Scatting by Scatman John.)

Everybody stutters one way or the other,
So check out my message to you.
As a matter of fact, don´t let nothin´ hold you back.
If the Scatman can do it, so can you.

Everybody´s sayin´ that the Scatman stutters,
But doesn´t ever stutter when he sings.
But what you don´t know, I´m gonna tell you right now,
That the stutter and the scat is the same thing.
Yo, I´m the Scatman.

Where´s the Scatman? I´m the Scatman.
Why should we be pleasin´ all the politician heathens?
Who would try to change the seasons if they could?
The state of the condition insults my intuitions,
And it only makes me crazy, and my heart like wood.

Everybody stutters one way or the other,
So check out my message to you.
As a matter of fact, don´t let nothin´ hold you back.
If the Scatman can do it, brother, so can you.
I´m the Scatman.

(Scatting by Scatman John.)
Everybody stutters one way or the other,
So check out my message to you.
As a matter of fact, don´t let nothin´ hold you back.
If the Scatman can do it, brother, so can you.

I´m the Scatman.
I hear you all ask ´bout the meaning of scat.
Well I´m the professor and all I can tell you is...
While you´re still sleepin´, the saints are still weepin´ 'cause
Things you call dead, haven´t yet had the chance to be born.
I´m the Scatman.

(Scatting by Scatman John.)
I´m the Scatman...repeat after me:
It´s a scoobie, oobie, doobie, scoobie, doobie, melody.
I´m the Scatman...repeat after me:
It´s a scoobie, oobie, doobie, scoobie, doobie, melody.
(Scatting by Scatman John.)


Lyrics submitted by jcadden

"Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)" as written by Antonio Nunzio Catania, John Paul Larkin

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, EMI Music Publishing

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  • +2
    Song Meaningbest singer ever
    iampieon August 05, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentamong the craziness of the scatting, there are some well written lyrics in there.

    Why should we be pleasin' all the politician heathens
    Who would try to change the seasons if the could?
    The state of the condition insults my intuitions
    And it only makes me crazy and my heart like wood

    He isnt impressed with the state of the world, and the people who run it. Gotta wonder how he'd like the world these days...

    While you're still sleepin' the saints are still weepin' cause
    Things you call dead haven't yet had the chance to be born

    Another good lyric.

    Just a fun and meaningful song.
    big timmyon April 30, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentRIP Scatman......
    Kuni64on September 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningWow.
    Scatman was a stutterer but he turned it into scatting. He said his greatest weakness became his greatest asset. That explains so much about his song, literally.
    The scat and the stutter are the same.
    As a matter of fact, don't let nothing hold you back; if the Scatman can do it, so can you.

    And a little more vague:
    While you're sleeping the Angels are still weeping because things you call dead haven't had the chance yet to be born.
    I think he didn't believe he'd ever have a singing career. He declared it dead from the start. But then he made scatting, and before that he hadn't even let his singing career have a chance to be born.
    Tauroon April 13, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRIP Scatman...
    The greatest pop star ever...
    Ulciuson August 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat a fun song...
    flutmuttobsteron August 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah this song was in BASEketball when Remer turns in to a star. If you haven't seen that movie you really need too. It is very funny.
    DrFeelgood03on April 08, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI didn't think scatman would be on songmeanings! This was one of my favorite radio songs eons ago :-) how can you not love this?
    franzluv44on December 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbee dom dom dom dom! ba dom dom dom dom dom!
    franzluv44on December 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song is basically about how he'd had a history of stuttering, but had a talent for "scatting." With that said, he ended up making a name for himself doing so.
    Kevdoon December 23, 2004   Link

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