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Artist: John Cougar Mellencamp


Pink Houses
John Cougar Mellencamp

There's a black man with a black cat livin' in a black neighborhood
He's got an interstate runnin' through his front yard
You know he thinks that he's got it so good
And there's a woman in the kitchen cleanin' up the evenin' slop
And he looks at her and says, "Hey darlin', I can remember when
you could stop a clock."

CHORUS:
Oh but ain't that America for you and me
Ain't that America somethin' to see baby
Ain't that America home of the free
Little pink houses for you and me
There's a young man in a t-shirt
Listenin' to a rockin' rollin' station
He's got greasy hair, greasy smile
He says, "Lord this must be my destination."
'Cause they told me when I was younger
"Boy you're gonna be president."
But just like everything else those old crazy dreams
Just kinda came and went

:|| CHORUS

Well there's people and more people
What do they know know know
Go to work in some high rise
And vacation down at the Gulf of Mexico
Ooh yeah
And ther's winners and there's losers
But they ain't no big deal
'Cause the simple man baby pays for the thrills, the bills,
the pills that kill

:|| CHORUS
Comments/Interpretations
by Chris on 5/16/2008 3:14pm
Love This Song it Rocks
by christal on 1/26/2009 3:43pm
one of my ALL tme favorites.. glad to see him this inauguration weekend...
by shann on 2/27/2009 12:42pm
John Cougar Mellencamp is the bomb...i grew up on his tunes and they make me feel really good.
by hadlockhemp on 3/15/2011 1:55pm
greaaaaaaaaaaaaaatttttttttttt
by glen from nh/alabama/allover on 4/15/2012 5:33pm
that song is so real 2me
by A fan! on 4/19/2012 8:01am
He doesn't say stop a clock, hes saying starve a flower. Seen him in concert and noticed it!
by kmack on 5/31/2012 8:48am
OMG! Starve a flower....that is hilarious!!!


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