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Jack and Diane 2009

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Little ditty ’bout Jack and Diane
Two American folks going broke in the heartland
Jack never was a football star
Diane got pregnant backseat of Jackie’s car

Cookin’ up chili dogs inside the Tastee Freeze
Diane says, “It’s all I can get, despite my two degrees.”
Jackie says, “Hey Diane let’s run off behind that shady tree,
Hide away from that repo man who’s coming for me.”

And Jackie say:
Oh yeah, life went on
Right up until our credit was gone
Oh yeah, I say life went on
Right up until our credit was gone.

Jackie sits back reflects his thoughts for a moment
Scratches his head and looks at Diane’s pay
“Well you know Diane what’s this here big fat zero?”
Diane says, “Baby, that’s our 401(k).”

Jackie say:
Oh yeah, life was great
Until the lapse of our teaser rate
Oh yeah, I said life had hope
Until all three of our Visas maxed out

Let the market drop
Let it crash
Let your zero-down mortgage bite you
In the ass
Hold off foreclosure as long as you can
Changes come around real soon make you sleep in a van

Little ditty ’bout Jack and Diane
Two American folks doin’ the best they can.

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