Peaceful World

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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 »

Come on baby take a ride with me
I'm up from Indiana down to Tennessee  Everything is as cool as can be
In a peaceful world

 People know this world is a wreck 
We're sick and tired of being politically correct 
If I see through it now but I didn't at first 
The hypocrites made it worse and worse 
Lookin' down their noses at what people say
 These are just words and words are okay
It's what you do and not what you say
If you're not part of the future then get out of the way

Come on baby take a ride with me
I'm up from Indiana down to Tennessee  Everything is cool as can be
In a peaceful world

 Racism lives in the USA today  Better get hip to what Martin Luther King had to say
I don't want my kids being brought up this way
 Hatred to each other is not okay
Well I'm not a preacher just a singer son
But I can see more work to be done
It's what you do and not what you say
If you're not part of the future then get out of the way

Come on baby take a ride with me
I'm up from Indiana down to Tennessee  Everything is cool as can be
In a peaceful world

The money's good and the work is okay
 Looks like everything is rollin our way
"Til you gotta look the devil in the eye
You know that bastard's one big lie
So be careful with your heart and what you love
Make sure that it was sent from above 
It's what you do and not what you say
If you're not part of the future then get out of the way

Come on baby take a ride with me
I'm up from Indiana down to Tennessee  Everything is cool as can be
In a peaceful world

Lay back the top and ride with me
I'm up from Indiana down to Tennessee  Everything is cool as can be
In a peaceful world

Hey yeah
Hey yeah
Hey yeah
Hey yeah

Written by: JOHN MELLENCAMP

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Peaceful World