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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 the United States. In addition, he holds the record for the most tracks by a solo artist to hit number-one on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, with seven, and has been nominated for 13 Grammy Awards, winning one. His latest album, No Better Than This, was released on August 17, 2010 to widespread critical acclaim. more »


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You may drive around in your town 
Ina brand new shiny car 
Your face in the wind your haircut's in 
And your friends think you're bizarre 
You may find a cushy job and I hope that you go far 
But if you really want to taste some cool success 
You better learn to play guitar 

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You got your eyes on the cheerleader queen 
And you're walkin' her home from school 
You know that she's only seventeen 
But you know that  your a fool 
You know you can't touch this stuff 
Without money or a brand new car 
Let me give you some good advice young man 
You better learn to play guitar 


All women around the world want a phony rock star 
Who plays guitar 

Well you can pump your iron and shine your shoes 
And wear your hair just right 
You go down out on cruisin' street 
'Cause you want to score tonight 
We all want to strut our stuff 
And you really want to show your scars 
Forget all about that macho shit 
And learn how to play guitar 


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