Extraordinary
When johnny was a little kid
he always did what he did
not because of anyone
just cause he was having fun
every sky was an untold story
every morning was filled with glory
i was made for it & it was made for me

when he got a little older
johnny got a little bolder
he told his mother off
but he got the revolution cough
he was the school bully
takin' others lunch money
even sabotaging the school play

do something that's great
time will never wait
now's the chance to say
life is gonna be extraordinary

now he was an adolescant
but his mind was pre-pubesant
he armed himself to the teeth
started shooting people he'd meet
he was a rebel proud
he adourned a starry shroud
"bombs burst in the air"
he screamed so loud

then one morning america woke
and he found he was the world's joke
he jumped to get his gun
but the world did not run
johnny, johnny it's so true
what are you gonna do?
when the world decides
that it ain't gonna take anymore shit from you

america
why do you do what you do?
the world it bleeds for you


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    General CommentAwesome Song
    Maybe the greatest ever.
    OmegaTLEon April 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti agree. i love morning glory
    d0rk0sauruson July 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBrilliant Song. Perfect story of the submission of the general public, only to finally stand up to the suppressors. "then one morning america woke
    and he found he was the world's joke
    he jumped to get his gun
    but the world did not run
    johnny, johnny it's so true
    what are you gonna do?
    when the world decides
    that it ain't gonna take anymore shit from you"

    Definitely a relevant song in this new-age fascism that our gov't is slowly evolving into without anyone noticing. We need to revolt and tell our government we want the original freedoms that our forefathers fought and died for, not this Patriot Act fascist bullshit to give more power to the exec.
    madmartigenon April 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgood point madmartigen, but i think its mostly about america's foreign policy. how they dont give a shit what the UN, NATO, the EU, or any other international organization says.

    what are you gonna do?
    when the world decides
    that it ain't gonna take anymore shit from you
    so he's singing about when america goes too far and the international community gets fed up. i wish something like this would take place in america, before it has to come to something like this
    tacomunch3ron March 16, 2008   Link

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