"Johnny Come Home" as written by Roland Lee Gift and David Steele....
Nobody knows
The trouble you feel
Nobody cares
The feelin' is real

Johnny,
We're sorry,
Won't you come on home
We worry,
Won't you come on
What is wrong in my life
I must get drunk every night
Johnny,
We're sorry

Use the phone,
Call your mom
She's missing you badly,
Missing her son

Who do you know,
Where will you stay
Big city life
Is not what they say

Johnny,
We're sorry,
Won't you come on home
We worry,
Won't you come on
What is wrong in my life
That I must get drunk every night
Johnny,
We're sorry

You'd better go,
Everything's closed
Can't find a room,
Money's all blown
Nowhere to sleep,
Out in the cold
Nothing to eat,
Nowhere to go

Johnny,
We're sorry,
Won't you come on home
We worry,
Won't you come on
What is wrong in my life
That I must get drunk every night
Johnny,
We're sorry
Won't you come on home
We worry,
Won't you come on home
Johnny
Won't you come on home


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"Johnny Come Home" as written by Roland Lee Gift, David Steele

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    General Commentjust wanted say that i love the lines:
    "What is wrong in my life
    That I must get drunk every night "
    eric_mon January 12, 2005   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationMy interpretation of the song is about the parents of a runaway child "Johnny" I believe the reason why Johnny runs away from home is because their is trouble at home. "What is wrong in my life that I must get drunk every night" one of the problems at home is that one or both of the parents is a alcoholic. Johnny thinks that life on the streets is a better way of living than being at home. Johnny's parents are insisting that things will change if and when he returns home.
    bddrexon February 09, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEasy one this its about alcohol abuse.

    Yes eric_m that is a great line!
    Onlineon December 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about a runaway. The parents are so out of their minds with grief over their teen son's running away that they get smashed every night to deal with their sorrow
    CuteSparkinaon April 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDefine the 80's.
    annazoffon November 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI also think this song is about a runaway. Whatever has gone down at "home" is unhealthy and the kid needed to leave home to be themselves and be safe. But the kid is too young to be on his/her own. The parents want the kid home so they can control him/her. They deal with the pain by drinking, OR the kid does.
    brokentelephone78on September 05, 2009   Link

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