Who Sang The Face of the Nation? John Mellencamp

John Mellencamp Scarecrow cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1985-9-5
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock/Hard Rock/Rock & Roll
length: 3:15
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
As I run through this life
Sometimes it breaks my heart
Seein' old people goin' downtown
Stumblin' their way through the dark
And the little babies cry
For their mothers' warmth
Sometimes I feel so helpless
I don't know where to start

And the face of the nation
Keeps changin' and changin'
The face of the nation
I don't recognize it no more
The face of the nation
The face of the nation

So many lonely people
Damn those broken dreams
Oh yes it could be better
You can say that about anything
Some got it worse than me
Some got it worse than you
You see the people starvin' underneath the tree
And you wonder what happened to the golden rule

And the face of the nation
Keeps changin' and changin'
The face of the nation
I don't recognize it no more
The face of the nation
The face of the nation

You know babe I'm gonna keep on tryin'
To put things right
If only for me and you
'Cause the devil sleeps tonight

And the face of the nation
Keeps changin' and changin'
The face of the nation
I don't recognize it no more
The face of the nation
The face of the nation

And the face of the nation
Keeps changin' and changin'
The face of the nation
I don't recognize it no more
The face of the nation
The face of the nation

Tracklist
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