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Well I was born in a small town
And I live in a small town
Probably die in a small town
Oh, those small communities
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Well I was born in a small town
And I live in a small town
Probably die in a small town
Oh, those small communities
full lyrics

Features of This Track

basic rock song structures
folk influences
a subtle use of vocal harmony
repetitive melodic phrasing
extensive vamping
mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation
major key tonality
a vocal-centric aesthetic
subtle use of the harmonica
electric rhythm guitars
a dynamic male vocalist
acoustic rhythm guitars
political lyrics

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Comments

Well I was born in a small town, but then I moved to a weird town that was infested with hoboes!!! YAY
For Sure but I love it
YUP! My high school graduation song! And yes it's a very small town!!!
Well I was born in chino California a small town just like me I love my small town and my high school don Antonio lugo high long live Chino were some day I will be buried
kellyledford 1 9 8 2
Aside from La doll,- I can totally relate.
madera!!!
F**KING LOVE HIM!!! ^_^
I love...my small-- town...it's so peacefully relaxing--wi t h great minds and astonishing people; like myself :-)
My Small Town is Plymouth, Wisconsin !
If this is a small town how can they fit in that town?
alexblueeyes
I love this song
from small town ohio, now im a LA doll
I come from a small town and I still live in it. Never left it yet... Maybe never will. If i do someday, I have to come back.
Follow me and I'll follow back
I live in smalltown and Big world. Enorme galaxy
I was born in a small town Comanche Oklahoma
i was born in a small town. lexington , nc
Born and grew up in a small town, Lewistown PA, Came to Philadelphia in 84 because I'm a Philly pro sports fan, but I'll probably die in a small town, Clementon NJ, where I now live.
dcpuppygirl
Nope, I wasn't born in a small town. I still like the song though.
toddc93
I was born in a small town.
my small town in lil ole ohio
This song is about Seymour, Indiana, where John was born. Back then, Seymour was much smaller than it is today. When he dies, they should bury him there in tribute to this song.
kimkriete
I love this song cause I am from Seymour, Indiana just like John
This probably describes my whole life. :D
Wish I was born in the 70s and grew up in the 80s
Sounds like a Road Trip song.. Though I've never been on a road trip.. Matter of fact only trip I've been on is a Field Trip lol xD.. Sad :(
I was born in a small town & I can breath in a small town that's probably where they'll bury me!! Love John!! One of my Indiana cousins got to play in concert w/him. Sweet❌❤❌❤
ICON!!! -JUST LIKE BRUCE!!!-CHA N G E D THINGS THROUGH MUSIC!!!!-AL W A Y S LOVE HIM!!!!!-
I was brought up in a smalk town my self I can relate to this song
Small towns everywhere in this country. Thanks John! Think about it.
In need of followers well follow me and ill follow back asp
I was raised in a small town, TAUGHT the fear of Jesus in a small town, good memories though
I thought it said Doctor Phill, Jesus, and small town. Yeah, it doesn't.
Ain't that America
This song is about Seymour, Indiana. At the time of his birth, Seymour had 9,600 residents.
valeriedelon e y 6
I was listen to this song. While cooking damn. Burnd my hand on the panhandle ouch!!
valeriedelon e y 6
that music seems to have help sum
Good tune!!!
beatriz_lewi s
LOVE THIS SONG!!!! :)
Classic Americana
I hate to be hateful, but I wish he'd shut the 773H up in that small town of his!!
he is great
1st concert was John Cougar opening for Heart! Good show although Cougar kept referring to the crowd as MFers!
a big man from a small town /so was bd.
j3ziente
I used to think it said, "Got to be a Jesus in a small town".
The Scarecrow album was Mellencamp's Born in the U.S.A., and "Small Town" is one of the songs that most powerfully drives that identity and led me to become a dedicated fan. The flipside of the original 45 rpm single had a great accoustic version that I liked even better.
my son's favorite song, so it is mine also
I love Mellencamp, but he shamelessly ripped of the chord progression of Pete Townshened's "Let my love open the door" on this one. Great song but Pete should get a songwriting credit.
Think he does a great job of capturing the essence of small town America!!!
good song! I too live on the outskirts of a semi-small town... and loving every second of it
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