“Pink Houses” by John Mellencamp

“And there’s winners and there’s losers, but they ain’t no big deal.”

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

Well, 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
Said boy, you’re gonna be president
But just like everything else
Those old crazy dreams
Just kinda came and went

For you and me
Ain’t that America
Something to see, baby

Oooh, little baby
For you and me

Well, there’s people and more people
What do they know, know, know

Oh, but ain’t that America
For you and me
Ain’t that America
Something to see, baby


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