"Johnny Falls" as written by Brian Howes, Tom Mac Donald, Chris Crippin, Dave Rosin and Jacob Hoggard....
He throws his hands
Into the air
Into these walls
He's freaking out
He's got a gun
He'll get his way
He'll have his fun

You make a mess
You bruise my name
Try to cut me down
With every word you say
If you wreck my day
If you wreck my day
You son of a bitch you're gonna get some

I'm tired of this stupid game
Running in circles for you again
Don't blame me for what I gotta do
I wont hate myself to be loved by you

Johnny runs
He shuts his eyes
He only see from 9 to 5
Don't let him down
He's got a gun
He'll get his way
He'll have his fun

All you wannabes
Don't have what it takes
To take a shot at me
To put me in my place
If you wreck my day
If you wreck my day
You son of a bitch you're gonna get some

I'm tired of this stupid game
Running in circles for you again
Don't blame me for what I gotta do
I wont hate myself to be loved by you

Don't push me
Don't blame me
Or you'll be sorry
Am I getting through?
I won't back down
As of right now
I won't hate myself to be loved by you

Oh oh oh

See me cry
See me smile
See me fall
See me cry
Yeah

I'm tired of this stupid game
Running in circles for you again
Don't blame me for what I gotta do
I wont hate myself to be loved by you

Don't push me
Don't blame me
Or you'll be sorry
Am I getting through?
I won't back down
As of right now
I won't hate myself to be loved by you

Oh oh oh I wont hate myself to be loved by you
Oh oh oh I wont hate myself to be loved by you
Oh oh oh I wont hate myself to be loved by you
Oh oh oh I wont hate myself to be loved by you
Oh


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"Johnny Falls" as written by Chris Crippin Brian Howes

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    My InterpretationThis song is so so powerful, probably my absolute favorite. I don't really interpret the lyrics as a guy suffering from a school bully, but rather abuse from a family member. This Johnny person is constantly bruised by the words from the abuser, blamed for the difficulties in their life, probably physically hit. He "only sees from 9 to 5" because those are the hours he's away from home- he can feel safe and find solace outside of that personal hell. This stupid game is the repeated acts of being abused, reconciling, then back to the beginning- running in a dizzying circle. The problem is never actually fixed, just beat further under the rug. None of these "wannabes" know what is really occurring, where he is breaking inside from such torment. Johnny is tired of hiding, and that gun doesn't serve as a threat to kill someone else, rather himself. The abuser will be sorry one day to find Johnny gone, where the abuser is now to blame. That sick game of letting the abuser experience a twisted high from hurting Johnny will finally be put to and end. He will no longer appease to the abuser by hating himself, because the abuser's "love" really isn't that at all. He will be free to fly, smile,and it will finally be the abuser's turn to suffer.
    Yea, too much analysis but whatever, intense lyrics!
    irishgirl76on February 09, 2012   Link
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    General CommentLove love looove this song.
    rhion August 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this song!! it was amazing live, and i cant WAIT to get the cd!! soooooo good! he sings it with so much emotion, and a kind of urgency..one question..whos johnny? ;) just kidding. i dont care ;)
    imgunnin4uon September 16, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"Don't blame me
    For what I gotta do
    I won't hate myself to be loved by you"

    that part is amazing............ lovvvvvvvvvvvvve hedley!!!! their whole album is awesome! I URGE YOU ALL TO BUY IT!! ITS WORTH IT!!!!!!!
    live4blinkon September 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's not
    "See me cryin"
    It's
    "See me flyin"
    Just so you know...
    i_love_sonny_mooreon October 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti'm seeing hedley.
    mts center.
    december 1st.
    so exiteddddd.
    =)
    LetMeSaveYou;on November 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI loved the motions that the crowd got to do when they performed this song in concert. I enjoyed getting to punch the jerk who was standing beside me at the "he throws his hands into these walls part". :)
    __midnightdrearyon December 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commentits actually not even "See me flyin'" its just "see me fly"
    poetic__tragedyon December 19, 2005   Link
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    General Commentpoewrful song
    introspectionon December 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOhmygawd

    Best Hedley song EVER.

    chèri---xon January 05, 2006   Link

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