Erotica



Lyrics

Erotica, romance
Erotica, romance
My name is Dita
I'll be your mistress tonight
I'd like to put you in a trance

If I take you from behind
Push myself into your mind
When you least expect it
Will you try and reject it

If I'm in charge
And I treat you like a child
Will you let yourself go wild
Let my mouth go where it wants to

Give it up, do as I say
Give it up and let me have my way
I'll give you love
I'll hit you like a truck
I'll give you love
I'll teach you how to... aahh

I'd like to put you in a trance
All over

Erotic, erotic
Put your hands all over my body
Erotic, erotic
Put your hands all over my body
Erotic, erotic
Put your hands all over my body
Erotic, erotic

Once you put your hand in the flame
You can never be the same
There's a certain satisfaction
In a little bit of pain

I can see you understand
I can tell that you're the same
If you're afraid, well rise above
I only hurt the ones I love

Give it up, do as I say
Give it up and let me have my way
I'll give you love
I'll hit you like a truck
I'll give you love
I'll teach you how to... aahh

I'd like to put you in a trance
All over

Erotic, erotic
Put your hands all over my body
Erotic, erotic
Put your hands all over my body
Erotic, erotic
Put your hands all over my body
Erotic, erotic

Erotica, romance
I'd like to put you in a trance
Erotica, romance
Put your hands all over my body

I don't think you know what pain is
I don't think you've gone that way
I could bring you so much pleasure
I'll come to you when you say
I know you want me
I'm not gonna hurt you
Just close your eyes

Erotic, erotic
Erotic, erotic
Erotic, erotic
Erotic, erotic
Put your hands all over my body
All over me
All over me

Erotica, romance
I'd like to put you in a trance
Erotica, romance
I like to do a different kind of... aahh

Erotica, romance
I'd like to put you in a trance
Erotica, romance
Put your hands all over my body

Only the one that hurts you
Can make you feel better
Only the one that inflicts the pain
Can take it away

Eroti-ca

Credits

Written by Madonna and Shep Pettibone
Produced by Madonna and Shep Pettibone
Sequencing, keyboards and programming by Shep Pettibone and Tony Shimkin
Additional keyboards by Joe Moskowitz

Erotica contains a sample of 'Jungle Boogie', performed by Kool & The Gang.

Though there's no mention of this in the credits, Madonna also used a traditional Christian-Arabic hymn as backing vocals. The female voice that you hear in the background is actually Arabic singer Fayrouz, who sang 'Alyawm Olliqa' in 1964. The use of this religious song - which is still played on Friday before Easter in Middle East countries - created a big controversy over there and led to a ban on the Erotica album in many Middle East regions.


Album



Single

Erotica, the singleMadonna's raunchy sex period climaxed with the release of the Erotica album and the Sex book in the fall of 1992. The title track pretty much summed it up: Madonna talks about her sexual fantasies as 'mistress Dita'. But her attempt to break the taboos about sex were not appreciated by the critics. Many thought she had gone too far this time.

Erotica became the first lead-off single of a Madonna album (since the first album) that didn't reach #1. It got to #2 in Japan and Canada and to #3 in the UK and the US, where it was certified Gold. In clubs it was played a lot so it got to #1 in the Hot Dance / Club Play chart.

There's another version of the song with different lyrics, called Erotic, which was featured on a bonus-CD included in the Sex book. There are also demo versions of Erotica: Love Hurts, written with Junior Vasquez, and Erotica (dubbed You Thrill Me by the fans), written with Shep Pettibone.


Video

Erotica, the video Fabien Baron directed the video, which is often seen as 'the Sex book in motion'. It shows Madonna as a sex mistress, dressed in a black S&M-outfit, in different kinds of sex scenes. "In this video I present a fantasy. It's not like I'm saying 'this is what you should go out and do'. It's just a fantasy". It's no surprise MTV didn't want to show this fantasy in the daytime. They didn't ban it completely though; it was only shown after midnight.




Tour

Erotica @ Girlie Show Since the Girlie Show was promoting the Erotica album, the title track was a logical choice to open the show and set the erotic tone. The performance used the Kenlou B-Boy mix of the song. Dressed in black S&M gear, Madonna appeared in a circle of light and teasingly let her whip slide over her toned body. Dita in da house!

Erotica @ Confessions Tour Quite a surprise was the return of Erotica on the Confessions Tour, though Madonna used mostly lyrics from the original version, which got known as You Thrill Me. This gorgeous remix was performed by Madonna in her Abba-esque outfit in a beautiful choreography with her dancers. While Jason lets her fly through the sky, the disco balls on the ceiling remind us of Studio 54.

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