Johnny says he's bound by only six strings to this world
Johnny says he keeps them always one turn out of tune
Johnny never listens to the kids that say
Johnny x ain't never done the right thing anyway
Johnny wears his leather like a crown of thorns
Johnny spends alot of time wishing he was never born
Johnny waits at journal square and tells himself again
Johnny you're the patron saint of spitting in the wind'
Johnny's got all the scars but he'll never learn from them
Johnny's past is his guide but he can't remember where he's been.
Johnny looks up through the steam of his caffine and says
"life a train i barely caught just to find out i ain't got the fare"
i got my records of the king to keep me the red red wine in
the air is drifting four chords and the spite to use them and just enough wisdom to ignore the truth.
Johnny, Johnny, Johnny


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    General Commentjohnny X sounds like like a lot of people i know. one of my favorite Soul's songs. definately put this one on the next mix you make.
    Malleuson August 16, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of the best songs bouncing souls have done i think... gotta agree with malleus
    Katiwooon October 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentah ya gotta check out the bouncing souls dvd, johnny x plays the song and explains how the souls were gonna give up on it cause pete couldnt play it... but in the end, it all worked out
    IamTheEdon April 15, 2003   Link
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    General CommentNOFX reference this song in Jaw, Knee, Music (johnny music)
    BlackLungFeveron January 03, 2005   Link

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