"Johnny Sunshine" as written by and Phair....
You took the car
It was my favorite one
Little white Dart
And drove it to Idaho
You took the horse
It was a thoroughbred
Saddled it up
Out on the interstate
You killed the cat
Burned it in antifreeze
Dumped in the trunk
With the rest of the cattlefeed
You took the house
You went and changed the locks
Now I am stuck
Living out of a box

You took the car
It was my favorite one (I think I've been taken)
Little white Dart
And drove it to Idaho
You took the horse (for everything I own)
It was a thoroughbred
Saddled it up
Out on the interstate
You killed the cat (I've been hurt so badly)
Burned it in antifreeze
Dumped in the trunk
With the rest of the cattlefeed
You took the house
You went and changed the locks
Now I am stuck
Living out of a box

You left me nothing
You left me nothing
Johnny Sunshine

You left me nothing
You left me nothing
Johnny Sunshine

You left me nothing (I think I've been taken)
You left me nothing (for everything I own)
Johnny Sunshine (I've been hurt so badly)

You left me nothing (I'm alone, baby, I'm alone)
You left me nothing (I'm alone, baby, I'm alone)
Johnny Sunshine

You left me nothing
You left me nothing
Johnny Sunshine

You left me nothing
You


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"Johnny Sunshine" as written by Liz Phair

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    General Commentall about salt in the wound, insult to injury, that sort of thing. it wasn't bad enough to completely abandon her, he had to take everything she held dear along with him. one of my favorites of hers.
    delialon October 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song totally reminds me of my ex.
    rjeenahon June 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt obviously has nothing to do with material loss as the result of a break up so Liz must be referring to the spiritual loss? As we know in most cases, the wife typically gets the lion's share of the loot in divorce settlements. The song more reminds of a scenarior of two folks living together (ie common law marriage) and the ol man decides to hop in a big ol yellow taxi cab and go out for the permanent milk run.
    yarbles67on November 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentA long-term couple ends up separating. Her perfect man, her ray of light, Johnny Sunshine, leaves her and takes everything. It's serious, but not serious. It uses some humor (he kills the cat?!?) but also some real things (he takes the car).

    In the end, we are left questioning whether the couple loved each other, or they just grew dependent of each other. She doesn't care about him not being around, does she? Nope. Just all of her stuff. She says she's alone, but only after all of her stuff is taken! Hahaha!

    It's like, "Why leave? Our stuff is already set up here!?!?"
    SupahManDudeon September 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentDefinitely about being taken for all you had.
    missmeon December 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAre these lyrics correct? Cause I'm hearing different lines. Like something about "You killed the cat. Put it in antifreeze" or something of the like?
    mwanteroon August 01, 2012   Link

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