Ow!

Whoa, yeah!

There she goes and knows I'm dying
When she says, "Who is Johnny?"
Games with names that girl is playing.
All she says is, "Who is Johnny?"

I try to understand because I'm people too,
And playing games is part of human nature.
My heart's in overdrive.
It's great to be alive.

"Who's Johnny?" she said
And smiled in her special way.
"Johnny," she said
"You know I love you."
"Who's Johnny?" she said
And tried to look the other way.
Eyes gave her away.
All right!

Whoa, oh, oh ...

She makes sure I see her teasing,
Hear her say, "Who is Johnny?"
There's no way to take this easy,
Hear her say, "Who is Johnny?"

I really couldn't help but fall in love with her.
Her being there has made my life worth living.
I knew it from the start
That I would lose my heart.

"Who's Johnny?" she said
And smiled in her special way.
"Johnny," she said
"You know I love you."
"Who's Johnny?" she said
And tried to look the other way.
Still pretending.

"Who's Johnny? Who's Johnny?"
Whoa, oh, oh, no
"Who's Johnny? Who's Johnny?"
Oh, no, no, no. I don't believe it.

"Who's Johnny?" she said
And tried to look the other way.
Eyes gave her away.

(Girls like her) are very special.
Girls (like her) don't rest
'Til you too are a believer
'Til you too have caught their fever.

"Who is Johnny?"

There she goes and knows I'm dying
When she says, "Who is -- Who -- Who is ..."

"Who's Johnny?" she said
And smiled in her special way.
"Johnny," she said
"You know I love you."
"Who's Johnny?" she said
And tried to look the other way.
Eyes gave her away.

"Who's Johnny? Who's Johnny? Who's Johnny?"
"Who's Johnny? Who's Johnny? Who's Johnny?"
"Who's Johnny? Who's Johnny? Who's Johnny?"

That girl's pretending she can't remember my name.

"Who's Johnny? Who's Johnny? Who's Johnny?"
Oh, I can't believe it.
"Who's Johnny? Who's Johnny? Who's Johnny?"
I hope this girl is only teasing.
"Who's Johnny? Who's Johnny? Who's Johnny?"
She walked away with someone else
And left me standing there.

"Who's Johnny? Who's Johnny? Who's Johnny?"
"Who's Johnny? Who's Johnny? Who's Johnny?"
"Who's Johnny? Who's Johnny? Who's Johnny?"

Oh, Johnny come lately.

"Who's Johnny?"




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    General CommentI think it's an ostensibly mysterious reference to the question born in 1957 in Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged, "Who is John Galt?" The singer doesn't have any idea what the girl means, as it's sort of a cultish reference for those who've read the book. In a larger sense the girl may represent an 80s "yuppie" that the singer has trouble relating to. She may represent the 80s conservative movement, as Rand was not a conservative in name, but a right-wing thinker for sure.
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