J.m.'s Question Lyrics

by John Mellencamp

Virginia's in the bath house sayin', "Don't drink the water"
And I'm already in the swimmin' pool
The woman in the straw hat said, "The meat ain't worth eatin'"
And sunbathin' here, baby, ain't so cool

There's a hole in the ozone and the rats all got cancer
From too much tartar and nicotine
Well, what kind of world do we live in?
When the babysitter treats all the kids so mean

No trespassing will blow your brains out
Will do it with atomic bomb
They're cuttin' down the rain forest and the food here's fattenin'
And I hope there's no satanic message in this song

But, there's live aid and farm aid and all kind of hand grenades
To help us all get along
Well, what kind of world do we live in?
When everything we do turns out so wrong

Well, what kind of world do we live in?
When eleven and seven equals two, yeah
What kind of world do we live in?
When you do it to your buddy fore he does it to you
Got to do it to your buddy for he does it to you

The preacher he hands out verse and scripture
Just like he wrote it down himself
Doctors and lawyers got a good thing going
But that ain't no place to go if you need help

There's too much sodium in my heartburn medicine
And I think I need to lay down for awhile
Well, what kind of world do we live in?
When everything we do we do with such style

Well, what kind of world do we live in?
When eleven and seven equals two, yeah
What kind of world do we live in?
When you do it to your buddy for he does it to you
Got to do it to your buddy fore he does it to you