Crumblin' Down

Album: Uh-Huh (1983)
Charted: 9
  • Some people ain't no damn good
    You can't trust 'em, you can't love em
    No good deed goes unpunished
    And I don't mind being their whipping boy
    I've had that pleasure for years and years
    No, no I never was a sinner-tell me what else can I do
    Second best is what you get-till you learn to bend this rules
    Time respects no person-what you lift up must fall
    They're waiting outside-to claim my crumblin' walls

    Saw my picture in the paper
    Read the news around my face
    And now some people
    Don't want to treat me the same

    When the walls come tumblin' down
    When the walls come crumblin' crumblin'
    When the walls come tumblin' tumblin' down

    Some people say I'm obnoxious and lazy
    That I'm uneducated and my opinion means nothin'
    But I know I'm a real good dancer
    Don't need to look over my shoulder to see what I'm after
    Everybody's got their problems-ain't no new news here
    I'm the same old trouble you've been having for years
    Don't confuse the problem with the issue, girl,
    'Cause it's perfectly clear

    Just a human desire to have you come near
    Want to put my arms around you
    Feel your breath in my ear
    You can bend me, you can break me
    But you better stand clear

    When the walls come tumblin' down
    When the walls come crumblin' crumblin'
    When the walls come tumblin' tumblin' down Writer/s: GEORGE GREEN, GEORGE MICHAEL GREEN, JOHN MELLENCAMP
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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