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Crumblin Down  John Cougar Mellencamp


Well, some peo[A]ple    ain'[G/A]t no damn good.
You can trust[A] `em, you can't love `em.  No [G/A]good deed goes unpunished.
And I [A]don't mind   bein[G/A]g their whippin' boy.
I've [A]had that pleasure  [G/A]for years and years
No, no, I [A]never was a sinner.  Tell [G/A]me, what else can I do?
Second [A]best is what you get   `till [G/A]you learn to bend the rules
And [A]time respects no person  and [G/A]what you lift up must fall
There [A]waitin' outside to claim [G/A]my crumblin' walls.
    Saw my [E]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 [A]    come [G]tumblin' down;

[D] When the walls   come [G]crumblin', crumbl[D]in';
When the [A]walls   come [G]tumblin', tumbl[D]in'  down.[A]
> Repeat Intro

> VERSE II: (same chord pattern as Verse I)

Well some people say I'm obnoxious and lazy,
I'm uneducated, my opinion 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 havin' 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.

> Repeat Chorus.

> Repeat Intro and fade



A x 0 2 2 2 0
G/A x 0 5 4 3 3
E 0 2 2 1 0 0
D x x 0 2 3 2
G 3 X 0 0 0 3


Stuart Hamilton
University of Queensland


"If you really want to taste some cool success, better learn to play guitar.
Play guitar - play guitar. Play guitar - play guitar. . . ."



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