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Johnny's Gonna Die Lyrics

Artist: The Replacements
Album: Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash

Johnny always takes more than he needs
Knows a couple chords, knows a couple leads
Johnny always needs more than he takes
Forgets a couple of chords, forgets a couple of breaks
And everybody tells me Johnny is hot
Johnny needs something that he ain't got

And Johnny's gonna die
Johnny's gonna die
Johnny's gonna die

Everybody stares and everybody hoots
Johnny always needs more than he shoots
Standing by a beach and there ain't no lake
He's got friends without no guts, friends that never ache
In New York City, I guess it's cool when it's dark
There's one sure way Johnny you can leave your mark

Comments/Interpretations

by nick W on 10/30/2008 12:18pm
i think it's friends what never ache. another piecce of bad westerberg grammar.
by mike to Nick the great grammarist on 3/16/2009 9:55pm
Nice to know you can criticize the best songwriter ever - maybe not this CD .. but "Let it Be" through Pleased to meet me" are great. Sorry if used bad syntax or spelling .. you don't get it. Or maybe you are putting me on ?
by Mike on 5/6/2009 6:17am
friend that never ache is just band member and friends who are too high to know and ache for Johny.
by Robb on 1/16/2010 10:50am
It is "Friends what never ache"......
by Iain on 6/23/2010 4:29pm
Is this referring to Johnny Thunder, late guitarist of the Dolls?
by MattShizzle on 8/18/2011 11:12pm
@Iain - yes. He lived another decade after the song, though.
by Pokes on 3/12/2014 12:46pm
I think it's "Blows a couple of chords, blows a couple of leads..." as Mr Thunders was known to do.








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