"Johnny Thunders" as written by the Murder City Devils...
Johnny Thunder lives on water, feeds on lightning.
Johnny Thunder don't need no one, don't want money.
And all the people of the town,

They can't get through to Johnny, they will never, ever break him down.
Johnny Thunder speaks for no one, goes on fighting.
And sweet Helena in bed prays for Johnny.

Ba ba-ba ba ba-ba ba,
Ba ba-ba ba ba-ba ba,

Thunder and lightning.

Ba ba-ba ba ba-ba ba,
Ba ba-ba ba ba-ba ba,

Thunder and lightning.
Though everybody tried their best,
Old Johnny vowed that he would never, ever end up like the rest.
Johnny Thunder rides the highway, moves like lightning.
But sweet Helena just says, "God bless Johnny."

Ba ba-ba ba ba-ba ba,
Ba ba-ba ba ba-ba ba,

Thunder and lightning.

Ba ba-ba ba ba-ba ba,
Ba ba-ba ba ba-ba ba,

Thunder and lightning.


Lyrics submitted by pnkdaffodil, edited by Psicofreak667

"Johnny Thunders" as written by Raymond Douglas Davies

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Johnny Thunders song meanings
Add your thoughts

4 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General Commenti really love this song. hah johnny thunders.
    _sasson July 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat a weird song
    jackiecurtison April 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs this just a story they made up, or is it really about someone who was really actually killed?
    radiofuckon June 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJohnny Thunders was the guitarist for the New York Dolls.
    They split and he became Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers.
    He was a notorious heroine addict for most of his career.
    Even though he was clean for a while he was found dead in the St. Peter House in New Orleans because of an overdose, which is what this song is about.

    The story was that he tried to score heroine from these guys but they gave him acid instead. There was methadone involved somewhere and blah blah the amount of drugs in his system was allegedly "not fatal" and people typically think there was foul play involved.

    The police didn't care enough to investigate because Johnny Thunders was a junkie.
    But he existed none the less.
    And kicked ass at that.
    mightyvagueon March 23, 2008   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain