"Goodbye Lucille #1" as written by and Paddy Mcaloon....
Ooh Johnny Johnny Johnny there is time for tears
Ooh Johnny Johnny Johnny you won't make it any better
Ooh Johnny Johnny Johnny you might well make it worse
Ooh Johnny Johnny Johnny I advise you to forget her

Ooh Johnny Johnny Ooh
You're not the first though it hurts, Johnny Johnny Ooh...

Ooh Johnny Johnny Johnny what are you twenty-one ?
Ooh Johnny Johnny Johnny why don't you give it a rest
Ooh Johnny Johnny Johnny the world is a million
Ooh Johnny Johnny Johnny there can be no contest

Ooh Johnny Johnny Ooh
Life's not complete till your heart's missed a beat
And you'll never make it up, or turn back the clock
No you won't, no you won't
No you won't, no you won't
Johnny Johnny Ooh

Ooh Johnny Johnny Johnny she is a person too
Ooh Johnny Johnny Johnny she has her own will
Ooh Johnny Johnny Johnny why don't you join the foreign legion
Ooh Johnny Johnny Johnny you're still in love with Hayley Mills

Ooh Johnny Johnny Ooh
Life's not complete till your heart's missed a beat
And you'll never make it up, or turn back the clock
No you won't, no you won't
No you won't, no you won't
Johnny Johnny Ooh
Johnny Johnny Ooh



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"Goodbye Lucille #1 (Johnny Johnny)" as written by Paddy Mcaloon

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    General CommentI was reading somewhere (liner notes?) that this song was inspired by a Police song, I think "Walking on the Moon" or something. It has a certain seeming simplicity which is nice.

    It's sort of a proto-pop song with the "oooh Johnny Johnny Johnny" parts.

    The Haley Mills line is great since it's so unexpected and exposes a certain immaturity and maybe tenderness.

    The thing that makes this song so poignant aside from the good music writing is that Thomas Dolby produced it and has a knack for making songs that are bizarrely moving even if it seems like the subject shouldn't have as much of an impact as it does.
    sbfisheron October 16, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationLove this. It plays as if an older, wiser man is giving advice to a young man on getting over a girl...at first. But then the singer is taken in his own thoughts of lost love, and how, he, too can never turn back the clock.

    You can't get over lost love. You can forget it for a decade or two, or three...but the pain returns when you least expect.
    talkaboutsongson November 16, 2015   Link

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