Johnny joined the army
The cause he didn't know
He served three years
In the Middle East
You know it doesn't show

Johnny was a soldier
He can't dance anymore

When he came out
He tried to form a band
But he's only got one leg
And he can hardly stand

Now he drinks alone
He gets sentimental
He watches girls dance
And he's thrown away his medals

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    this is what i think war does to people... it fucke em up.. i mean you get hurt so bad it affects your life afterwards... meaning in this case Johnny came back home from serving his time in the army, and he lost a leg, and he cant do nothing cause he is imobalized.. How bush should be
    oldskoolpunker23on October 28, 2004   Link
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    wat the hell does he say?? bush? rush? push? or something else??
    E6PUNKon January 25, 2006   Link
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    As I listen to the song and read over the lyrics it makes me think that "Johnny" joined the army without knowing how long he'd be gone or what might happen to him but enlisting because the government generally glorifies the military. He served his 3 years and came back home injured and free from having to go back into war. But he wants to do the things he used to be able to do and going to war has ruined his life. Kinda makes him wish he never enlisted.
    CantKillAViruson June 23, 2006   Link
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    i thought i said mosh, coz it says johnny cant dance anymore (mosh) as in the punk dance right??
    stereocaseon October 06, 2006   Link
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    haha, this song reminds me alot of the book "Johnny Got His Gun" diffrent johnny, but it was about this guy who is this good kid, lady friend, family ect. ect. but then there is a draft and sent to war. The whole book is his thoughts, because thats all he can do now, he got him by some sort of bomb, and he lost both legs, arms, he is parrilied to, he got the whole bottom of his face blown off, so he is blind deaf and dumb. It is honestly perhaps one of thee greatest books ever.
    _Misirlou_on July 27, 2007   Link
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    i agree with Misirlou it dose remind me of the book and the movie and if you haven't seen the movie look it up on youtube it's a great movie.but thats what i think they were doing
    SpazzGrotestpunkon February 09, 2008   Link

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