Jackie Brown

Album: Big Daddy (1989)
Charted: 48
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  • Is this your life, Jackie Brown?
    Poorly educated and forced to live on the poor side of town.
    Is this your daughter, Jackie Brown?
    This pretty little girl
    In the worn out clothes
    That have been hand-me down.
    Is this your wife, Jackie Brown?
    With sad blue eyes, walking on eggshells so you don't see her frown.
    Is this your family, Jackie Brown?

    Dream of vacationing on a mountain stream
    And giving the world more than it gave you.
    What ugly truths freedom brings
    And it hasn't been very kind to you.
    Is this your life, Jackie Brown?

    Is this your meal, Jackie Brown?
    Barely enough, I've seen people throw more than this out.
    Is this your home, Jackie Brown?
    This three room shack
    With no running water
    And the bathroom out back.
    Is this your grave, Jackie Brown?
    This little piece of limestone that says another desperate man took
    Himself out.
    Is this your dream, Jackie Brown?

    Going nowhere and nowhere fast
    We shame ourselves to watch people like this live.
    But who gives a damn about Jackie Brown?
    Just another lazy man who couldn't take what was his.
    One helluva life Jackie Brown.
    Forevermore, Jackie Brown
    Amen and amen - Jackie Brown? Writer/s: JOHN MELLENCAMP
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Comments: 2

  • Susie from Venice,flI've been a fan of his for many years. I don't think I could pick a favorite... but having said that I think that Love and Happiness is more relevant today than any other of his songs.
    'Were dropping our bombs in the southern hemisphere ...' and people are starving that live right here' then they raise the price of oil,then they sensor our mouths '
  • Zander from Los AngelesAmazing song. The use of repeated questions really shows the sad and hopeless emotions.
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