"Keep Punching Joe" as written by and Daniel Johnston....
Ladies and gentlemen... he headed out west,
Looking for the best... and he's here tonight,
He says he's got a lot to get off his chest... here he is...
Ladies and gentlemen... none other than... Daniel D. Johnston!

Thank you, thank you very much for that lovely introduction. Thank you very much.
A one, a two, a one, a two
Listen folks, I gotta tell you now
I been singing the blues, and walking the cow

I tell you my soul's like running water
Hot or cold now one or the other
I guess I lean toward the excessive
But that's just the way it is when you're a manic-depressive

An angel appeared to me
Told me if you want love, you gotta give
Let me tell you now, it's been a long hard summer
And I feel every bit, every bit more dumber

Don't know where it is I'm gonna go
Heard someone say keep punching Joe
Keep punching Joe
Keep punching Joe

Keep punching- dial "P" for pest control, ahh...
Now let me tell you about my family
You know they've been right there beside me
Through all this time that I've been low

They've been punching joe
Keep punching Joe (kick him right in the face!)
Keep punching Joe (kick him when he's down!)
Keep punching Joe (kick him, kick him when he's low!)

I got some things to get off my chest
Well, I got some things to get off my chest
Yes, I've got some things to get off my chest
How am I supposed to give love

If I ain't never got love
And what the heck am I punching for?
And how am I to look right in the face
When I feel so much disgrace?

Now that's better off my chest
Then out of my mind
Keep punching Joe!
Woah! Whoo!
Woo!


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"Keep Punching Joe" as written by Daniel Johnston

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    General CommentYou always hear how depressed Dan was but it seems like he has fun with his songs, especially in the intro to this.
    bahbahmakron November 02, 2007   Link

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