"Holy Johnny" as written by and Michael Holbrook Penniman....
My mate Johnny's a looker
His habit is a one night stand
He would walk the streets in the usual way
Oh, what a pretty man
My mate Johnny was a lover
He fell for the girl next door
She said Johnny I can't be with you
You're pretty but you're also a bore
Finding love was not so easy
'Cause people thought that he was too peculiar
So what was left for poor old Johnny
At least he found out that Jesus loves ya

Holy
Well he once was a whore
Now he's a priest at 24
'Cause he's holy
And he wanted the most
Now he's left with Holy Ghost
I prayed for Johnny but now Johnny prays for me
I prayed for Johnny but now Johnny prays for me

My mate Johnny's a preacher
He's holy as they come
He says follow the Lord and the Lord'll be good
And then he started callin' me son

For God was good to poor old Johnny
He hid his life behind the walls of religion
What was left was not so funny
'Cause I lost my friend to his new-found position

Now he's holy
When he once was a whore
Now he's a priest at 24
'Cause he's holy
What he wanted the most
Now he's left with Holy Ghost
I prayed for Johnny but now Johnny prays for me
I prayed for Johnny but now Johnny prays for me
I prayed for Johnny but now Johnny prays for me


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    General CommentI really like this song. I hope he'll play when I see him in Chicago.
    kk4408on May 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think it;s obvious what this song is about.
    cheeseygoodnesson August 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHi Kourtney.
    sarie-contraryon June 26, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwhen i first heard this song I thought it was a lovely story. i was singing along the second i saw him perform it. it reminds me of this Charmed episode I saw. It was about a demon who was half human and needed to become a preist to get away from the demon side of himself forever.
    FanOfHumanityon August 29, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"When he once was a whore/ Now he's a priest at 24"

    These lines make me laugh so much! I absolutely love this song and I really hope MIKA puts it on his next album.
    nightsky13on October 20, 2009   Link

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