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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

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Written by: John Mellencamp

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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 debutante in the 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 a shady tree
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
Sayin' oh yeah
Life goes on, long after the thrill of living is gone
Now walk on
Jack he sits back, collects his thoughts for a moment
Scratches his head, and does his best James Dean
Well, now then, there, Diane, we ought to run off to the city
Diane says:
"Baby, you ain't missing nothing"
But Jack he says:
"Oh yeah, life goes on, long after the thrill of living is gone"
Oh yeah
He says: "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 woman and man
Oh yeah, life goes on
A little ditty 'bout Jack and Diane
Two American kids doin' the best they can



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Movie Community College

The America that I grew up in!!

Ellen McCullough

Thank god we grew up with Rock n' Roll..it was OUR music!

Greenheart GoddessIX_Guidance

❤️

G J

Same here, right in southeastern Indiana.

Sticksel Pixel gaming

Yeah if your forget all the bad things about the past and all the good things about the present then the past was so much better

Mitchell Hilscher

Here from Indiana, as long as you stay out of the city Indiana is still the America you grew up in. Not much has changed since they filmed this. Hell, even lake Monroe looks the same

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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.

birdie

Ur so lucky

Anthony Paul

What a great story. God bless!

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@Denise Martin no need to be sarcastic love :)

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