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John Mellencamp — Rumbleseat
Album: Scarecrow
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Released: 1985
Length: 2:54
Plays (last 30 days): 0
All the leaves are green
All my friends are gone
I'm livin' in my hometown
I can barely get along
I feel sorry for myself
That's an easy thing to do
I feel sorry for the world
I feel sorry for you
Yes I am a pitiful sight
I can't even get one thing right

I know just what it's like
To be ridin' in the rumbleseat
Yes I know just what it's like
To be a big time rider in the rumbleseat

Well I could have a nervous breakdown
But I don't believe in shrinks
I should be drunker than a monkey
But I don't like to drink
Call up some girls
But I'm afraid of the phone
I'm always talkin' to myself
I guess I'm never alone
Am I the only one that feels this way
I'd buy myself some stylish clothes
But I sure hate to pay

The sun is coming up
Just goin' to bed
I combed my hair with my pillow
Still got some dreams left
Tomorrow is a new day
Gonna make these dreams come true
I'm gonna believe in myself
I'll tell you what I'm gonna do
I'm gonna stop puttin' myself down
I'm gonna turn my life around

I'll be ridin' high
With my feet kicked up in the rumbleseat
Yeah we'll go for a drive
And we'll be singin' shotgun from that rumbleseat
Yes I'll blow you a kiss
And we'll be ridin' big time in my rumbleseat
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 rev_cletus wrote:
Tragically overlooked - Mellencamp never got his due, but I've been a big fan!
 
Tragically overlooked? I don't know about that after being subjected to about 8,167.5 FM turns of Little Pink Houses. 
I've heard this one before.  And I dig it a lot more than most other JCM, before and after he dropped the Cougar. 
Tragically overlooked - Mellencamp never got his due, but I've been a big fan!
Not bad at all. Great hearing cougarcamp
Great album. I haven't listened to it in a long time. It must be more than 25 years since I've heard this song! 
 kcar wrote:
Definitely early JM, when he was still learning how to write songs. 

 
Back when he was JC!
Good song, but the whole album (CD?) is worth a listen.
The guy now has a pretty good portfolio of work, good diversity. His songs hold up well over time. And he puts on very good RnR shows. 

He kind of looks like Brad Pitt? 
Definitely early JM, when he was still learning how to write songs. 
Fun song.  Back in the day when Mr. Mellencamp was figuring out who he wanted to be, and who he wasn't going to be.