John Mellencamp – Crumblin’ Down


Some people say I’m obnoxious and lazy
Some people ain’t no damn good
When the walls come crumblin’ crumblin’
When the walls come crumblin’ crumblin’
You can’t trust ’em you can’t love ’em
I’ve had that pleasure for years and years
And I don’t mind bein’ their whippin’ boy

No no I never was a sinner–tell me what else can I do
When the walls come tumblin’ down
I’m uneducated–my opinion means nothin’
Second best is what you get ’til you learn to bend the rules

I’m the same old trouble you’ve been havin’ for years
When the walls come tumblin’ tumblin’ down
Wanna put my arms around you
Don’t need to look over my shoulder to see what I’m after
When the walls come tumblin’ down
It’s perfectly clear

And now some people don’t want to treat me the same
Everybody’s got their problems–ain’t no new news here
You can bend me you can break me
Just a human desire to have you come near
Don’t confuse the problem with the issue girl

When the walls come tumblin’ tumblin’ down

But I know I’m a real good dancer
They’re waiting outside to claim my tumblin’ walls

Read the news around my face
No good deed goes unpunished
But you’d better stand clear
Feel your breath in my ear
Saw my picture in the paper
And time respects no person–what you lift up must fall