Cherry Bomb    (video)


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1. Well,       I lived on the outskirts of town,

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     in an eight-room farmhouse, baby,

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    when my brothers and friends were around,

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    there was always something doin’.

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    Had me a couple of real nice girl friends,

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    stopped by to see me once in a while,

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    when I think back about those days,

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    all I can do is sit and smile.


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    That’s when a sport was sport,       and groovin’ was groovin’,

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   and dancin’ meant everything,   we were young and we were improvin’.

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 Laughin’, laughin’ with our friends, holdin’ hands meant something, baby,

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    outside the club Cherry Bomb        our hearts were really thumpin’,

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say yeah, yeah, yeah,         say yeah, yeah, yeah.


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2.      The winter days, they last forever,

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    but the weekends went by so quick,

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    went ridin’ around this little country town,

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    we were goin’ nuts, girl, out in the sticks.

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    One night me with my big mouth,

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    a couple guys had to put me in my place,

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    when I see those guys these days,

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    we just laugh and say : Do you remember when ?




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+  Yeah yeah yeah !           Yeah yeah yeah !


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3.       Now seventeen has turned thirty-five,

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    I’m surprised that we’re still livin’,

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    if we’ve done any wrong,

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    I hope that we’re forgiven.

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    Got a few kids of my own,

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    and some days I still don’t know what to do,

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    I hope that they’re not laughin’ too loud,

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    when they hear me talkin’ like this to you.


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    (John Cougar Mellencamp)