Check it out    (video)

 

    C - G   - C - G     - C - G    - F - G  - F - G

 

          C                                G

1. A million young poets screaming out their words

              C                                 G

    to a world full of people, just livin’ to be heard.

       C                                               G

    Future generations ridin’ on the highways that we built,

         F                                             G

    I hope they’ll have better understanding.

 

                   C                                 G

2. Check it out, goin’ to work on Monday,

                  C                           G

    check it out, get yourself a family,

                   C                  G

    check it out, all utility pills have been paid,

                     F                                           G

    you can’t tell your best buddy that you love him.

 

                       Am                            G

3. So check it out, where does our time go,

                  C                                              G

    check it out, got a brand new house in escrow !

                   C                                         G

    Check it out, sleepin’ with your back to your loved one,

                F                                          G

    this is all that we’ve learned about happiness.

 

+  C - G   - C - G     - C - G    - F - G  - F - G

 

                   C                                             G

4. Check it out, forgot to say hello to my neigbors,

                    C                                                        G

    check it out, sometimes I question my own behavior,

                   C                                                        G

    check it out, talkin’ about the girls that we’ve seen on the sly,

                F                                                         G

    just to tell our souls that we’re still the young lions !

 

                       Am                                     G

5. So check it out, getting’ too drunk on Saturdays,

                  C                                                        G

    check it out, playin’ football with the kids on Sundays,

                   C                                 Em

    check it out, soarin’ with eagles all week long !

                       F                                          G

    And this is all that we’ve learned about livin’,

               F                                           G

    this is all that we’ve learned about livin’.

 

+  F - G   - F - G    - F - G         +  C - G   - C - G     - C - G    - F - G

 

                  Am    - G                Am   - G

+  Check it out !         Check it out !

                  Am   - G                  F      - G

    Check it out !         Check it out !

 

           C                               G

6. A million young poets screaming out their words,

        C                                 G

    maybe someday those words will be heard

          C                                                  G

    by future generations, riding on the highways that we built,

       F                                                  G

    maybe they’ll have a better understanding.

 

                    Am                                                      G

7.  Check it out, hope they’ll have a better understanding,

                  Am                                                        G

    check it out, maybe they’ll have a better understanding,

                  C                                                           Em

    check it out, maybe they’ll have a better understanding,

                   F                                                        G

    check it out, hope they’ll have a better understanding !

 

    C - G                 C      - G                C    - G                  F      - G

+            Check it out !         Check it out !        Check it out !

                  Am    - G                Am   - G

    Check it out !         Check it out           .....

 

    (John Cougar Mellencamp)