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Johnny Boy

Joel Lerner Copyright 1996

 

Johnny Boy

 

Johnny grew up in a Midwestern town

He made his living planting things in the ground

He wanted more, thought of heading out west

His aspirations like a weight on his chest

 

He needed more than the soil could offer

And it took more than it could give

Johnny didn't want to die there slowly

What Johnny wanted to do was live

 

With a burning desire

Johnny boy set the world on fire

Dreamer Boy for hire

Johnny Boy set the world on fire

 

He was a bit scared of an uncertain future

But he danced around his fears

He never wallowed in self doubt or pity

He was wise beyond his years

 

Johnny sold his trailer

He sold his tiny farm

And he headed straight for Southern California

Where the climate's always nice and warm

 

With a burning desire

Johnny boy set the world on fire

Dreamer Boy for hire

Johnny Boy set the world on fire

 

Johnny got to the sunshine state

And he quickly settled in

Whatever he tried his hand at

It seemed he'd always win

 

Johnny never forgot where he came from

He went back from time to time

And the license plate on his new Ferrari said,

You got yours, now I've got mine

 

With a burning desire

Johnny boy set the world on fire

Dreamer Boy for hire

Johnny Boy set the world on fire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joel Lerner · 543 days ago
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