Intro : G, C ( 4 times)
There's a black man with a black cat living in a black neighborhood.
He's got an interstate running through his front yard.
F C G
You know he thinks he's got it so good
And there's a woman in the kitchen cleaning up the evening slop.
And he looks at her and says, "Hey darlin'
I can remember when you could stop a clock"
G C G
Oh but ain't that America for you and me
Ain't that America something to see baby
Aint that America home of the free
Little pink houses for you and me ( Enter Drums )
( G,C,G,C 2 times)
Well there's a young man in a tee-shirt
listening to a rockin' rollin' station
He's got greasy hair and a greasy smile he says,
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"Lord this must be my destination"
Cause they told me when I was younger,
"Boy you're gonna be president"
But just like everything else those old crazy dreams
just kinda came and went
( OH BABY FOR YOU AND ME ) ( G, C, G, C, G, C,
( F, C, G, F, C, G, F, C, G, F, C, G)
Well there's people and more people what do they know
F C G
Go to work in some high rise and vacation down at the Gulf of Mexico
And there's winners and there's losers
But they aint no big deal
Because the simple man baby pays for the thrills, the bills,
the pills that kill
Chorus ( Repeat Twice)
( G, C - 4 times ) ooooh yeah..... oooooh yeah.....