Johnny used to babysit.
He was the misfit.
Momma's little brother in his military outfit.
Turning all the lights out,
Smoking on the floor,
We used to listen to him listening to the Doors.
My little brother must have been about two
He said,
"Johnny, you're the meaner man I never knew."
Oh.

Johnny dropped bombs on Viet Nam.
Couldn't really look back,
Never really came back.
Son don't you quit.
Get a handle on it.
Boy settle down, they know you too well in this town.
Got himself a wife.
Got himself a daughter.
She must be grown now;
He never even saw her.
Oooh, Johnny too blue.

Johnny be a good kid,
Do like your daddy did.
The man of the hosue can't afford to be stupid.
Driving down the road in your momma's big car.
Johnny don't you go too far.

Teenage girlfriend.
She was one of my friends.
Cooking Johnny supper in the little apartment.
They went one night
To get a cup of coffee.
Johnny got angry...
He hauled off,
He hit her upside the head,
Wasn't really murder,
He caught her on the temple,
Didn't mean to hurt her.
Johnny got out after serving three to five,
Still talking to her like she was still alive,
Why?
Johnny goodbye.

Johnny be a good kid,
Do like your daddy did.
The man of the hosue can't afford to be stupid.
Driving down the road in your momma's big car.
Johnny don't you go too far.

Ooooh.
Johnny be a good kid,
Do like your daddy did.
The man of the hosue can't afford to be stupid.
Driving down the road in your momma's big car.


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