"Johnny" as written by and Gordon Gano....
Oh Johnny
do you miss your mother
do you miss your father
oh an johnny, do you miss me
oh and I was so hungry
I just wanted to attack
and I was so hungry
and that mean I'll never look back
Oh Johnny
sometimes I wonder
sometimes I wonder
and I
and I wonder
what it's like to die
no yah see I could'da been a star
I could'da been a whip
I tell why'a somethin' else right now
we could'da been
sailing along on our ship
is this ring that he wore
it's just another thing that he wore
but there's something about this ring I just can't ignore
so I keep it though I don't no were it's from
oh Johnny
do you miss all the old the old ladys
do you miss all of the crazys
oh an johnny, do you miss me
oh Johnny
do you miss your mother
do you miss your father
Oh johnny there's something that I'd like to know
and I, and I
could you tell me john,
could you tell me what it's like to die


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"Johnny [Live][#]" as written by Gordon James Gano

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    General Commentthis is a very sad song about well what i presume to be either suicide or some other sort of unexpected death... its too bad that its such a sad song because the tempo and lyrics are catchy and i find myself singing it all the time... but its really miserable so well... that doesnt really fly
    coughatwhoeveron July 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHmm, I've always thought it was about blaming yourself for someone's suicide... Or maybe not blaming yourself. But being sad and a little bit pissed at the same time.
    americanmusicon March 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHmm, I've always thought it was about blaming yourself for someone's suicide... Or maybe not blaming yourself. But being sad and a little bit pissed at the same time.
    americanmusicon March 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think its just about grieving for someone you loved. It's a great song. I thought the lines were "and no not me, i'll never look back" and "so I keep it though i don't know what for". but i don't know.
    jackfouron June 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentPretty straightforward song about death, and the loss of a friend, and the natural curiousity that people have about the unknown. I like the really manic sounding ending. Nice.
    HagbardCelineon December 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYes, Pretty Clear meaning here.
    Obviously he had a friend that died.
    He misses his friend and wants to know how he is wherever he is.
    mrMojoRisenon May 11, 2006   Link

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