Johnny Can't Be

Story Behind The Song

This is a song we came up with fooling around in the basement one day

Song Description

This could be about a woman who was taken across by a jigalow. Or a person who owed money to the mob. You can fit a lot of different scenarios into this one.

Song Length 3:56 Genre Rock - Punk, Rock - Grunge
Tempo Fast (151 - 170) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Annoyed, Troubled Subject Crime, Theft, Anger
Similar Artists Green Day Language English
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

Johnny Can't Be
Spark Hartman and Rusty Newcomer

Well I don't mean to be rude
But I think I got screwed
Got an attitude
You better watch it dude
Yeah I'm speakin' to you
My impatience just grew
Whatcha gonna do
It's long overdue

One man lives while the other man dies
Johnny can run but he can't hide
It's in the midst of nowhere that he might be
Johnny's superficial Johnny can't be

You're a pain in the ass
I used to think you had class
My opinion didn't last
I should have looked at your past
Yeah you took all my cash
And you left me with your trash
You know your life will end fast
In a horrible crash

(Chorus)

Run Johnny run Run Johnny run
Run Johnny run Run Johnny run

Well I don't mean to be rude
But now I know I got screwed
Got an attitude
You better watch it dude
Yeah I'm speakin' to you
My impatience just grew
Whatcha gonna do
It's long overdue

(Chorus)

He ain't got no knife
He ain't got no gun
Run Johnny run Run Johnny run
Run Johnny run Run Johnny run

Great attitude. Good song structure. like the lyrics. Sounds like the kind of thing you would hear at CBGBs. Kinda that era. like it

Lyrics Spark Hartman and Rusty Newcomer Music Rusty Newcomer and Spark Hartman
Producer Rusty Newcomer Publisher TimeLoom Publishing
Performance Spark Hartman and Rusty Newcomer
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