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Cherry Bomb Lyrics

Artist: John Cougar Mellencamp


Well I lived on the outskirts of town
In a eight room farmhouse, baby
When my brothers and friends were around
There was always somethin' doin'
Had me a couple of real nice girlfriends
Stopped by to see me every once in while
When I think back about those days
All I can do is sit and smile

That's when a smoke was a smoke
And groovin' was groovin'
And dancin' meant everything
We were young and we were improvin'
Laughin', laughin' with our friends
Holdin' hands meant somethin' baby
Outside the club, cherry bomb
Our hearts were really thumpin'
Say yeah yeah yeah
Say yeah yeah yeah

The winter days they last forever
But the weekends went by so quick
Went ridin' around this little country town
We were goin' nuts, girl, out in the sticks
One night, me with my big mouth
A couple guys had to put me in my place
When I see those guys these days
We just laugh and say do you remember when

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Say yeah yeah yeah
Say yeah yeah yeah

Seventeen has turned thirty-five
I'm suprised that we're still livin'
If we've done any wrong
I hope that we're forgiven
Got a few kids on my own
And some days I still don't know what to do
I hope that they're not laughin' too loud
When they hear me talkin'
Like this to you

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Comments/Interpretations
by marianne on 1/3/2009 6:25pm
best song ever!!! love the lyrics i am 48 and it makes me feel like a teenager!!!
by greg on 2/5/2009 1:39pm
i have been in the volunteer fire department for about a year now. at our instalation i learned that i have to know this song, cause it is our song. everyone at the hall knows it. it has been used for many many years. so thnk you John Cougar Mellencamp.
by Debbie Kean on 9/17/2009 11:22pm
A truly awesome song, despite that for years we thought it was 'that's when a smoke was a toke'... :)
by Madonnika on 11/27/2009 3:22pm
I'm 60 years old and still think it's one of the all time best songs to dance to. I request it at parties and get the younger generagion dancing to it too. I also use it to excercise to. Really getss my heart pumping. Thanks John
by Randy on 1/23/2010 6:08am
Best Mellencamp song ever! Describes my life perfectly. I'm a 54 year old dad with two kids of my own. We still live on the outskirts of town
by Listener_79 on 9/17/2010 2:15pm
Never heard this song, but I have to say, love it with every time more I am listening. Caught my attention by 1 hearing, so love at first hear. Thanks!
by shirley on 9/17/2010 2:49pm
My favorite Mellencamp song.
by Mariano g. Igao on 10/6/2010 12:47am
I'll played this song since i was 19 yrs old' now turnin 46, i like the melody and also the lyrics it touch when we are getting older... Surprised that we're still livin thank's GOD
by Claudia on 7/5/2011 9:39am
This song is the bomb! Makes you go back in time & just smile huge!!!!!!!!
by sherri l ellis browning on 8/29/2011 5:07pm
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by Jannie G on 2/16/2012 10:53pm
that's when a song was a song
by rich p on 2/23/2012 4:36pm
I'm sixty two and have loved this song since it came out. Brings back memories of being single, getting married and raising kids.brings tears to remember when. Thanks, john
by Jules on 5/19/2012 4:51am
Great song..gonna sing this one inmy duo..with my partner... Tango In The Night.... yeah yeah yeah
by Jesme on 6/26/2012 1:53am
Love the song and JCM. But it used to sound so rough and hard-driving-- next to more recent music it's nearly lilting. Greeaat lyrics.


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