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Jack & Diane
John Mellencamp Lyrics


A little ditty 'bout Jack & Diane
Two American kids growing up in the heart land
Jack, he's gonna be a football star
Diane's debutante, back seat of Jacky's car

Suckin' on chilli dog outside the Tastee Freez
Diane sitting on Jacky's lap
Got his hands between her knees
Jack he says
"Hey, Diane, let's run off behind the shady trees
Dribble off those Bobby Brooks
Let me do what I please"

Saying "Oh yeah
Life goes on, long after the thrill of living is gone"
Saying "Oh yeah
Life goes on, long after the thrill of living is gone"
They walk on

Jack he sits back, collects his thoughts for the moment
Scratches his head, and does his best James Dean
"Well then, there, Diane, we ought to run off to the city"
Diane says
"Baby, you ain't missing nothing"
But Jack he says, yeah

"Oh yeah, life goes on, long after the thrill of living is gone"
"Oh yeah"
He's saying "Life goes on, long after the thrill of living is gone"

Oh, let it rock, let it roll
Let the bible belt come and save my soul
Holdin' on to sixteen as long as you can
Change is coming 'round real soon
Make us women and men

"Oh yeah, life goes on, long after the thrill of living is gone"
"Oh yeah"
He's saying "Life goes on, long after the thrill of living is gone"

A little ditty 'bout Jack and Diane
Two American kids doin' the best they can

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: John Mellencamp

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Aaron Marshall

John Mellencamp's studio was about 4 or 5 doors down from my house when I was growing up in Belmont, Indiana. I used to watch him drive by in his Porsche and he would always wave real big when I was playing in the yard. He always inspired me. His big hits came from that studio right by my old house. World class. My siblings and cousins would see his music videos on rotation with the likes of Michael Jackson and the early MTV heavy hitters. It made everything feel so close to home. I thought, if that's possible and he's right here, I could do it too. I'm not a rockstar by any means, but I am a music producer & audio engineer now. I think John Mellencamp seeded that idea in my brain. Thanks! I'm forever grateful. I didn't realize just how cool that was when I was a kid.

Kris Edwards

Thank you for sharing heartwarming & inspiring

Tom Jones

@mphlohi well since he wrote that in real time ….assuming he could not see the future ….then yes they existed then

This The Breaks

Lucky

Phil Babb

you are a rockstar bud

June Bug

https://youtu.be/MRcXtKSk7lo

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Matt Flynn

"Oh yeah, life goes on, long after the thrill of living is gone". The truest lyrics ever written.

Dean Matthews

We played this song at my good friend funeral it's been 5 years today and I'm raising a beer

Donna Carr

I definitely can relate 💕

Jonathan Sanborn

@Blue Steel Absolutely. What a downer, nothing but discouraging. How about this: "When our time has ended, how will we have spent it? Did we see the beauty in each day? Was it God's devotion behind each emotion, or did it all just slip away?" - Cassandra Wilson

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