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John Mellencamp — Crumblin' down
Album: Uh-huh
Avg rating:
6.2

Your rating:
Total ratings: 287









Released: 1983
Length: 3:29
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Some people ain't no damn good
You can't trust 'em
You can't love em
No good deed goes unpunished
And I don't mind being their whipping 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
Time respects no person
And when you lift up must fall
They're waiting 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, yeah

Some people say I'm obnoxious and lazy
That I'm uneducated
And my opinipn 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 having 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', tumblin'
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'

When the walls
(When the walls)
Come tumblin' down
When the walls
(When the walls)
Come crumblin', crumblin'
When the walls
Come tumblin', tumblin'
Crumblin', tumblin'

When the walls
(When the walls)
Come tumblin' down
When the walls
Come crumblin', crumblin'
When the walls
Come tumblin', tumblin'
Crumblin', tumblin'
Down
Comments (11)add comment
Cougarcamp is welcome on my speakers any day.
 DocStrangelove wrote:
less of this and more stuff that we have not heard 100,000 times on the radio

{#Frustrated}

 
... "we"?
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz...😞😞
less of this and more stuff that we have not heard 100,000 times on the radio

{#Frustrated}
just got score up to 6, but still too low in my opinion...
Please contribute guys!
{#High-five}

Aud wrote:
Why soo low??   5.9? OK It was over played but still good to get up and dance!

 


Yes, very underrated song and album.  Very creative effort and the video is cool too.
Why soo low??   5.9? OK It was over played but still good to get up and dance!
I was there in Bloomington - the call went out for backup singers.
Word was that Lil' Johnny was looking for tall blonde singers. {#Beat}

He managed to survive that and produce some hits for the ages.
 
Now you're talking!
I remember seeing him perform this on SNL way back in 84'.
 
Cougar rocked the little pink houses in the hood.. {#Mrgreen}