John Mellencamp – Crumblin’ Down

When the walls come crumblin’ crumblin’
When the walls come tumblin’ down
I’ve had that pleasure for years and years
They’re waiting outside to claim my tumblin’ walls

Second best is what you get ’til you learn to bend the rules

Don’t need to look over my shoulder to see what I’m after

No good deed goes unpunished
No no I never was a sinner–tell me what else can I do
It’s perfectly clear
Everybody’s got their problems–ain’t no new news here
But you’d better stand clear

And time respects no person–what you lift up must fall
You can bend me you can break me
Wanna put my arms around you
Some people say I’m obnoxious and lazy
When the walls come tumblin’ down
Don’t confuse the problem with the issue girl
Some people ain’t no damn good
Just a human desire to have you come near
Saw my picture in the paper
Read the news around my face
When the walls come crumblin’ crumblin’
And I don’t mind bein’ their whippin’ boy
But I know I’m a real good dancer
When the walls come tumblin’ tumblin’ down

When the walls come tumblin’ tumblin’ down
I’m uneducated–my opinion means nothin’
I’m the same old trouble you’ve been havin’ for years
Feel your breath in my ear
You can’t trust ’em you can’t love ’em
And now some people don’t want to treat me the same