Well I was drivin' down the road just mindin' my own
When Johnny Law pulled up from behind
He walked up to my window and said roll it down
And let me see what I can find
I said no way what's mine is mine
And I'd appreciate it if you'd let me be
He said I'll leave you be all right
In a cell all night
I'll lock you up and throw away the key

He slapped them cuffs on my wrists
And my hands clenched into fists
And I wish I could have punched him in the jaw
And knocked out old Johnny Law

Oh Johnny Law
Johnny Law
He's the littlest man I ever saw
With his badge and his gun
He'll just hassle everyone
He'll get you on the run
Johnny Law

He took me down to the state house
And he hurled that book at me
And bein in a cell is like bein in Hell
For a man who longs to be free

I sat there and I wondered
Just what gave this man the right
To leave me to rot
Here on this rickety cot
Just a-starin' at the ceilin' all night

And I couldn't help but think
Of the words of my dear departed pa
He said do the best you can
Go be a good man
But don't you never trust Johnny Law

Oh Johnny Law
Johnny Law
He's the littlest man I ever saw
With his badge and his gun
He'll just hassle everyone
He'll get you on the run
Johnny Law

Without any proof they couldn't keep me there
So they let me out in the mornin'
And that cop said Son I don't know what you done
But just consider this a little warnin'

I said it must take a lot of nerve to protect and to serve
But I wonder what it would be like
If you didn't have that badge or that gun or that uniform
To hide behind

And although I feel that this whole deal
That I got was pretty damn raw
My conscience is clean cuz I'm a human being
And you're just Johnny Law

Oh Johnny Law
Johnny Law
Well you're the littlest man I ever saw
With your badge and your gun
You just hassle everyone
He'll get you on the run
Johnny Law

With his badge and his gun
He'll just hassle everyone
You'll never get me on the run
Johnny Law


Lyrics submitted by MattyP

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