Rooty Toot Toot Lyrics

by John Mellencamp

Got my hands on a little bit of dough
So I went to the grocery store
And got some steaks to go
Went by and picked up my gal, Teddi Jo
We had ourselves a picnic
Beside a dirt road

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Rooty toot toot
We had it made in the shade
Like a ball through the hoop
Spinnin' and tumblin' inside this hoola hoop
Livin' and learnin'
Rooty toot toot

We laid out a blanket and started a fire
Had the radio playin' from inside the car
I took off my shirt and kicked off my shoes
She read the paper and told me the news
She said, there's a lot of people out there
Who are at the end of their rope, sometimes baby, you've got to lay low

Rooty toot toot
Rooty toot toot
We had it made in the shade
Like a ball through the hoop
Spinnin' and tumblin' inside this hoola hoop
Livin' and learnin'
Rooty toot toot

We stayed there all day
We both got us some real good suntans
I thought that was okay
Sometimes life can be so grand

We were gettin' ready to shake out of that place
When the Illinois state trooper
Got in my face
He said, "You're on private property"
But once he cooled down he was okay
Sometimes you're golden, man that's all I got to say

Rooty toot toot
Rooty toot toot
We had it made in the shade
Like a ball through the hoop
Spinnin' and tumblin' inside this hoola hoop
Livin' and learnin'
Rooty toot toot

Rooty toot toot
Rooty toot toot
We had it made in the shade
Like a ball through the hoop
Spinnin' and tumblin' inside this hoola hoop
Livin' and learnin'
Rooty toot toot