Who Sang Small Town? John Mellencamp

John Mellencamp Scarecrow cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1985-9-5
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock/Hard Rock/Rock & Roll
length: 3:42
producer: Don Gehman and John Mellencamp
mixer: Greg Edward, George Tutko and Don Gehman
engineer: Don Gehman and Greg Edward
phonographic copyright by: John Mellencamp
composer: John Mellencamp
lyricist: John Mellencamp
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

All my friends are so small town
My parents live in the same small town
My job is so small town
Provides little opportunity

Educated in a small town
Taught the fear of Jesus in a small town
Used to daydream in that small town
Another boring romantic that's me

But I've seen it all in a small town
Had myself a ball in a small town
Married an L.A. doll and brought her to this small town
Now she's small town just like me

No I cannot forget where it is that I come from
I cannot forget the people who love me
Yeah, I can be myself here in this small town
And people let me be just what I want to be

Got nothing against a big town
Still hayseed enough to say
Look who's in the big town
But my bed is in a small town
Oh, and that's good enough for me

Well I was born in a small town
And I can breathe in a small town
Gonna die in this small town
And that's probably where they'll bury me

CD 1
  • 1 Rain on the Scarecrow
  • 2 Grandma's Theme
  • 3 Small Town
  • 4 Minutes to Memories
  • 5 Lonely Ol' Night
  • 6 The Face of the Nation
  • 7 Justice and Independence '85
  • 8 Between a Laugh and a Tear
  • 9 Rumbleseat
  • 10 You've Got to Stand for Somethin'
  • 11 R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A. (A Salute to 60's Rock)
  • 12 The Kind of Fella I Am