Pink Houses

John Cougar Mellencamp

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Intro - G C

G
There's a black man with a black cat living in a black neighborhood
He's got an interstate running 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 cleaning up the evening slop
       F
And he looks at her and says,
             C                             G
"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

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

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

Guitar solo (Intro 3X and F C G)

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, oh yeah
And there'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 (2X)