The Tale of Johnny Wade

Story Behind The Song

I came up with the opening riff and it sounded so southern. I wrote the song about a man that loved his wife and would do anything for her, even when the town knew she was cheating. He never listened to the gossip but when he caught her red-handed he set fire to her and her lover in a hotel bed.

Song Description

Johnny Wade loved his undeserving, rude wife no questions asked,until he found her with a man from New Orleans.

Song Length 3:32 Genre Blues - Modern, Blues - Delta
Tempo Medium Fast (131 - 150) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Outraged, Infuriated Subject Dysfunctional Relations, Cheating
Similar Artists Miranda Lambert, Lynyrd Skynyrd Language English
Era 2000 and later


The Tale of Johnny Wade by Micheal Lee Collins
© 2009 All Rights Reserved

Johnny Wade was from way down in Southern Louisiana
yea they said that his wife she was made of gold
he made his way from Atlanta
they said she just grew up cold

well he stood beside her no matter what they said
they cursed her for the way that she treated him
one night she made the biggest mistake
she was caught red handed with a man from New Orleans

one night he caught 'em in bed
he duct taped their lips and their legs
he said they told me so
so now both of you got to go
right before that match made a flame
he filled that bed with gasoline

Wow great track.......grabs you from the start....Bon Jovi Van Halen......fantastic rock track......

Lyrics Micheal Lee Collins Music Micheal Lee Collins
Producer Pete Matthews Performance Haven Hill
This track is on 2 Member Playlists
Playlist Creator Playlist Name Date Added
Jim Pollock Kick-ass Songs The World Should Hear 4/12/2013
Micheal Lee Collins My Top Songs 7/6/2012

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