Crumblin' Down
John "Cougar" Mellencamp/George Green
Well, some people ain't no damn good.
You can trust 'em, you can't love 'em. No good deed goes unpunished.
And I don't mind being their whippin' boy.
I've had that pleasure for years and years
No, no, I never was a sinner. Tell me, what else can I do?
Second best is what you get 'til you learn to bend the rules
And time respects no person and what you lift up must fall
There waitin' outside to claim my crumblin' walls.

Saw my picture in the paper, read the news around my face.
And now some people don't want to treat me the same.

When the walls come tumblin' down;
When the walls come crumblin', crumblin';
When the walls come tumblin', tumblin' down.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah yeah yeah yeah

Well some people say I'm obnoxious and lazy,
I'm uneducated, my opinion means nothin'.
But I know I'm a real good dancer.
Don't need to look over my shoulder to see what I'm after.
Everybody's got their problems. Ain't no new news here.
I'm the same old trouble you've been havin' for years.
Don't confuse the problem with the issue, girl. It's perfectly clear.
Just a human desire to have you come near.

Want to put my arms around you, feel your breath in my ear.
You can bend me, you can break me but you better stand clear.

When the walls come tumblin' down;
When the walls come crumblin', crumblin';
When the walls come tumblin', tumblin';
Crumblin', crumblin' down.

When the walls come tumblin' down;
When the walls come rumblin', rumblin';
When the walls (when the walls) come tumblin', tumblin' down.

Want to put my arms around you, feel your breath in my ear.
You can bend me, you can break me but you better stand clear.

When the walls come tumblin' down;
When the walls come crumblin', crumblin';
When the walls come tumblin', tumblin';
Crumblin', tumblin'.

Repeat and fade.

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