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Pink Houses

John Mellencamp


Intro:  Riff x4



There's a black man with a black cat
Living in a black neighbourhood
He's got an interstate runnin' through his front yard

                       F                     C         G
You know, he thinks that he's got it so good
And there's a woman in the kitchen cleanin' up the evening slop
            F                                                 C

And he looks at her and says: "Hey darling, I can remember when you


could stop a clock"



                            C                             G
Oh but ain't that America for you and me

                    C                                G
Ain't that America we're someting to see baby

                    C                             D
Ain't that America, home of the free

Little pink houses for you and me


Riff x2


Well there's a young man in a t-shirt
Listening to a rockin' rollin' station
He's got a greasy hair, greasy smile

              F                      C                G
He says: "Lord, this must be my destination"
'Cuz they told me, when I was younger
"Boy, you're gonna be president"

                   F                                   C
But just like everyting else, those old crazy dreams

Just kinda came and went  


Riff x3


/ F - - - / C - - - / G - - - / - - - - / x4


/ G - - - / - - - - /


Well there's people and more people
What do they know know know
Go to work in some high rise
           F                           C              G

And vacation down at the Gulf of Mexico
Ohhh Yeah
And there's winners, and there's losers
But they ain't no big deal
             F                                       C

'Cuz the simple man baby pays for thrills,

The bills and the pills that kill  



/ G - - - / - - - - /




Riff x4

This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.