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    Pink Houses

    John Mellencamp

     

    Intro:  Riff x4

     

                   G

    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

            G

    could stop a clock"

     

    CHORUS:

                                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

                                    C
    Little pink houses for you and me

     

    Riff x2

     

    G
    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

                                    G
    Just kinda came and went  

    Chorus  

    Riff x3

     

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

     

    / G - - - / - - - - /

     

                      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,

                              G
    The bills and the pills that kill  

    Chorus

     

    / G - - - / - - - - /

     

    Chorus

     

    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.