Jackie Brown Lyrics

by John Mellencamp

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