Check It Out Lyrics

by John Mellencamp

A million young poets, screamin' out their words
To a world full of people, just livin' to be heard
Future generations ridin' on the highways that we built
I hope they have a better understanding

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Goin' to work on Monday
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Got yourself a family
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All utility bills have been paid
You can't tell your best buddy that you love him

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Where does our time go
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Got a brand new house in escrow
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Sleepin' with your back to your loved one
This is all that we've learned about happiness

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Forgot to say hello to my neighbors
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Sometimes I question my own behavior
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Talkin' about the girls that we've seen on the sly
Just to tell our souls we're still the young lions

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Gettin' too drunk on Saturdays
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Playin' football with the kids on Sundays
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Soarin' with the eagles all week long
And this is all that we've learned about living
This is all that we've learned about living

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A million young poets screamin' out their words
Maybe someday those words will be heard
By future generations ridin' on the highways that we built
Maybe they'll have a better understanding

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Hope they'll have a better understanding
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Maybe they'll have a better understanding
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Maybe they'll have a better understanding
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Hope they have a better understanding

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