Pink Houses

John Cougar Mellencamp

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Intro: | G | C G | (4 times)

               G
Well there's a black man with a black cat living in a black neighbourhood
He's got an interstate running through his front yard
            F           C         G
You know he thinks he's got it so good
              G
And there's a woman in the kitchen cleaning up the evening slop
        F                                  C                             G
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 something to see, baby 
             C                   D 
Ain't that America home of the free
                       C
Little pink houses for you and me, oh yeah, for you and me

| G | C G | (2 times)

          G
There's a young man in a t-shirt listenin' to a rockin' rollin' station
                                               F               C         G
He's got greasy hair, greasy smile, he says, "Lord this must be my destination."
            G
'Cause they told me when I was younger, they said "Boy, you're gonna be president."
              F                           C                               G
But just like everything else those old crazy dreams just kinda came and went

                    C                  G 
Oh but ain't that America for you and me
             C                   G 
Ain't that America something to see, baby 
             C                   D 
Ain't that America home of the free
                       C
Little pink houses for you and me, oh baby, for you and me

Guitar solo: | G | C G | (3 times)
             | F | C | G | G | (4 times)

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

                    C                  G 
Aw but ain't that America for you and me
             C                   G 
Ain't that America something to see, baby 
             C                   D 
Ain't that America home of the free, yeah
                       C               G
Little pink houses for you and me, ooh, ooh yeah
             C                  G 
Ain't that America for you and me
             C                              G 
Ain't that America, hey we're something to see, baby 
             C                           D 
Ain't that America, oh the home of the free
                              C                                     G
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, little pink houses for you and me
C    G
Ooh yeah
C    G
Ooh yeah

| G | C G | (2 times)