"Johnny Guitar" as written by and Matt Cameron Eddie Vedder....
Johnny Guitar Watson staring at me
Riding on 3 wheels, a woman on his knee
With a leg under the red dress I wish I could see
Further North the warmth of lovin' lingering
Now Johnny he be having lots of women
Oh the reason he'd be smiling known to him

On the left the girl in red so innocent
Never sheds her clothes even when she goes to bed
Yeah the type of girl responsible for original sin
Can't help but wonder where and who she is
Oh and the memory's always getting clearer
First thirty years and more I've loved her so
But now I need to know why she's with him

And I sleep with the light on in case she comes
And I sleep with the light on in case she,

Recently as I was waiting on a dream
She came to visit lost and lonely me
Oh she leaned over the bed and with the lips above my head
She asked if I had seen her Johnny
Oh and I hide my disappointment cause for years I have been hoping
Oh yeah I have been hoping that
When she came that she would come for me

Hey, hey,

I'll hide my disappointment cause for years I have been hoping
That when she came she'd be coming just for me,
I'll hide my disappointment cause for years I have been hoping
That when she came she'd be coming just for me,ah yeah!

Aw yeah!
Aw yeah!
Hoo


Lyrics submitted by Stephen Flow

"Johnny Guitar" as written by Matt Cameron Eddie Vedder

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    General CommentI like to think of this song as the modern day "Pictures of Lily"

    From backspacerlyricspearljam.blogspot.com:

    Vedder was inspired to write the lyrics for "Johnny Guitar" after viewing a collage of album covers that is pasted on the bathroom wall of Pearl Jam's rehearsal area. Eddie noticed the album cover for Johnny "Guitar" Watson's 1979 album, What the Hell Is This?, and imagined a man who becomes attracted to one of the various women on the cover and then wonders why this woman would rather be one of Watson's many girlfriends instead of his only one. Yup.

    I can see why he was inspired to write about this! LOL:
    cover7.cduniverse.com/MuzeAudioArt/Large/51/…
    Hrd2Imaginon September 16, 2009   Link

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