Jack and Diane

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John Mellencamp

John Mellencamp (born October 7, 1951) is an American rock singer-songwriter, musician, painter and occasional actor known for his catchy, populist brand of heartland rock which emphasizes traditional instrumentation. He has sold over 40 million albums worldwide and has amassed 22 Top 40 hits in th… more »

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

Written by: JOHN MELLENCAMP

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Jack and Diane