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Author Topic: i would like to know the lyrics to "play guitar"...  (Read 4197 times)
guitar_tim
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« on: May 19, 2011, 11:49:12 pm »

...especially, the line in the last verse that occurs right before "...forget about all that macho s_t and learn how to play guitar"

thank you in advance

- "guitar" tim
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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2011, 12:28:05 pm »

Lyrics are below. The line you are referring to is just a bunch of nonsense lyrics. John has said in interviews that he couldn't come up with anything there that he liked so he just kind of mumbled into the mic.

Play Guitar

Written by Dan Ross, John Mellencamp and Larry Crane

You may drive around your town
In a brand new shiny car
Your face in the wind and your haircut's in
Friends think you're bizarre
You may find a cushy job and I hope that you go far
But if you really want to taste some cool success
You better learn to play guitar

(Chorus)
Play guitar, play guitar
Play guitar, oh yeah
Play guitar, play guitar
Play guitar, oh yeah

Well, you got your eyes on the cheerleader queen
And you're walkin' her home from school
You know that she's only seventeen
But you know that you're a fool
You know you can't touch that stuff
Without money or a brand new car
Let me give you some good advice young man
You better learn to play guitar

(Chorus)
Play guitar, play guitar
Play guitar, oh yeah
Play guitar, play guitar
Play guitar, oh yeah

All women around the world want a phony rock star
Who plays guitar

Well you pump your iron and shine your shoes
And wear your hair just right
You go down out on cruisin' street
'Cause you want to score tonight
Ra da ra da ra da
You really want to show your scars
Forget all about that macho shit
And learn how to play guitar
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