"Johnny B." as written by Robert Hyman, Eric Bazilian and Richard Chertoff....
The Hooters - Johnny be
It's a sleepless
night she's callin' your name
It's a lonely ride I know how you want her
Again and again you're chasin' a dream yeah
But Johnny my friend she's not what she seems

Johnny be how much there is to see
Just open your eyes and listen to me
Straight ahead a green light turns to red
Oh why can't you see oh Johnny be

And when you drive her home is she sittin' real close
Does she make you weak well that's the way that she wants you
You're strung out again she's taken you over
You've been here before why can't you let go

And when she calls your name my sweet Johnny be
You can drive all night and you know she'll be waiting
To love you again her kiss is her poison
Forever inside you wherever you go

Oh why can't you see

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"Johnny B" as written by Eric M Bazilian Rob Hyman

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Commentbeautiful song,reminds me of the bard's song by blind guardian.I first heard it a few days ago in a rock bar and I loved it....
    vampiratornhearton May 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song, once again, is about drugs. I think it is heroin.

    It's a sleepless night, she's calling your name,
    It's a lonely ride, I know how you want her.
    Again and again you're chasin' a dream, yeah,
    But Johnny my friend, she's not what she seems.

    He cant sleep, he needs drugs and he is going to get it. He´s lonely, cos drug users dont have real friends, again again using drugs, getting high. But drug isnt as good as it feels.

    And when you drive her home, is she sittin' real close?
    Does she make you weak? Well, that's the way that she wants you.
    You're strung out again, she's taken you over,
    You've been here before, why can't you let go?

    Now he have bought drugs. Heroin makes you weak, it takes you over. Johnny knows that, but he cant stop using it.

    And when she calls your name, my sweet Johnny B.,
    You can drive all night and you know she'll be waiting,
    To love you again, her kiss is her poison,
    Forever inside you, wherever you go.

    When you need heroin you do anything and spend all night getting it. Drugs are everywhere and finally he can buy it. Heroin is poison.
    starteron April 14, 2011   Link
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    General Commentlove this song. knew it was about heroin first time I saw video. Favorite drug song besides Junkie by Ozzy .
    michellehellon June 10, 2015   Link
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    My InterpretationThe person in question in this song could be his very young son. If the line went oh Johnny - why can't you see, he is in despair by trait he sees, or think he's seeing in his growing (infant) baby. The way he sings the verse would just add to the effect.
    casualsongsingon August 09, 2017   Link

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