R.O.C.K. In The USA

John Mellencamp

They come from the cities and they come from the smaller towns
And beat up cars with guitars and drummers goin’ crack boom bam

R O C K in the U.S.A.
R O C K in the U.S.A.
R O C K in the U.S.A., yeah
Rockin’ in the U.S.A.

Well they said goodbye to their families said goodbye to their friends
With the pipe dreams in their heads and very little money in their hands
Well, some are black and some are white
And ain’t to proud to sleep on your floor tonight
With blind faith of Jesus you know that they just might
Rockin’ in the U.S.A., hey


Voice from nowhere and voices from the larger town
Filled our head full of dreams and turned our world upside down
There was Frankie Lyman, Bobby Fuller, Mitch Ryder (They were rockin')
Jackie Wilson, Shangra-La’s, Young Rascals (They were rockin')
Spotlight on Martha Reeves let’s don’t forget James Brown
Rockin’ in the U.S.A., hey

R O C K in the U.S.A.    6x
Rockin’ in the U.S.A.