"Johnny Ripper" as written by and Mark Gajadhar Jordan Blilie....

Twilight's million battered lips sleep in a house of fractured smiles.
Young love's clumsy fingertips are gonna find out for themselves.
The birds keep on singing from the tops of trees,
But the song's out of tune that drips from the breeze.
There's a razor in the garden waiting for a delicate head.
Look out!
Look out!
For diamonds sparkling where the trap doors swing into the bottom
Of a cold misery full of insults to add to your collection,
Parking lots dangling from your diction, daydreams bobbing in a shattered sea.
Look out!
Look out!
For sirens dancing where the nooses swing from gutted branches
Of your fantasies full of insults falling from your ceiling,
Motels where you're fucking without feeling, daydreams bobbing in a shattered sea.
Fake leaves shake like deceit on your tongue.
Desperate mothers devoured by young.
Hold on to love you learned to despise like an ocean choking on its own tide.
There's a razor in the garden waiting to cut through your seams.
Look out!
Look out!
The dull years drag the best days of your life through asphalt
And glass while summer's favorite fathers birthing next year's deadbeat dads.
Let's tack up another eviction note to matrimony's throbbing throat
Stuffed with songs from a synthetic past,
Silver clouds and artifacts full of insults to add to your collection,
Parking lots dangling from your diction, daydreams bobbing in a shattered sea.

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"Johnny Ripper" as written by John Whitney Cody Votolato


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    General CommentI'm very glad that Jordan gets a track to call his own in terms of vocals, but it's still a damn shame that he gets a track that never has any really piercing moments. It's melodic and linear, but it has no dignified substance or breakdowns to show his ranges of technique.

    He has been getting less and less vocals after each album, so it's good they at least gave him something to do by himself...
    Hykinixon October 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentJhonny Ripper = maybe this song is about jhonny
    B12on October 20, 2006   Link
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    General Comment... Stevie Ray Henderson?

    I didn't notice that in the song title.
    PianoIslandArsoniston October 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentagreed. Jordan is fucking awesome.

    p.s., I think this song has a similar theme to Love Rhymes with hideous car wreck.

    "True love is dead."
    just my thoughts
    theinterpreteron January 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentJohnny Ripper, Stevie Ray Henderson
    you should probably change the title to that.
    let uss be freeon March 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI totally love Jordan's voice and I hate how everyone defines the Blood Brothers through Johnny's voice. And that makes this awesome song one of the bests of Young Machetes for me.
    InspectorMustacheon August 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe title is actually Johnny Ripper Stevie Ray Hendrixson
    ericJon April 19, 2009   Link

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