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They're So Tough Lyrics

"They're So Tough" was written by Mellencamp, John.
"They're So Tough" was written by Mellencamp, John.

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They're so tough
They like to make us feel little
They like to make us feel small
They like to put us down and keep us down
'Till we feel no good at all

Then they tell us that we're stupid
That we got no sense at all
They'll take away the spark
Keep us in the dark
Make us feel we have no vision at all

No, no, no, I don't believe it has to be this way
No, I don't believe it has to be this way

Then they tell us to be patient
That our time will come
But I've stood outside their doors
And walk their floors
And I ain't gonna do it again

They'd like to make me their nigger
I say to hell with them
I'm not getting down on my knees
And begging please
Can you throw me a crumb now and then

No, no, no, I don't believe it has to be this way
No, no, no, I don't believe it has to be this way

I can't really speak for you
And I don't know about them
They must be out of their minds
Can't read between the lines
They can stick it where the sun don't shine

Songwriters
MELLENCAMP, JOHN

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Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

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