Who Sang We Are the People? John Mellencamp

John Mellencamp The Lonesome Jubilee cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1987-8-24
Genre: Rock
Style: Folk Rock/Rock & Roll/Southern Rock
length: 4:17
producer: John Mellencamp and Don Gehman
engineer: David Leonard and Don Gehman
assistant engineer: Rick Fettig
composer: John Mellencamp
lyricist: John Mellencamp
If you're feeling shut down
May my thoughts be with you
If you're a black man bein' beat down
And shoved all around
May my thoughts be with you
If your world's getting' a little too tough
You know, our thoughts bein' with you
Hey, I know, that it's crazy out there
And my thoughts are with you

We are the people
And we live forever
We are the people
And our future is written in the wind
On the wind

If you are one of the homeless
May my thoughts be with you
If you are scared and alone
You know, our thoughts are with you
If you are one of the fortunate ones
We all know, it's lonely up there
We understand, that nobody's got it made
So our thoughts are with you

We are the people
And we live forever
We are the people
And our future is written in the wind
On the wind

You see yourself as a leader
May my thoughts be with you.
If you try to divide and conquer
We'll rise up against you
We know, only the strong will survive
But the meek will inherit
So if you got a coat of arms
Oh friend
I suggest, we wear it

We are the people
And we live forever
We are the people
And our future is written in the wind
On the wind

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Paper in Fire
  • 2 Down and Out in Paradise
  • 3 Check It Out
  • 4 The Real Life
  • 5 Cherry Bomb
  • 6 We Are the People
  • 7 Empty Hands
  • 8 Hard Times for an Honest Man
  • 9 Hotdogs and Hamburgers
  • 10 Rooty Toot Toot