Johnny's Songs
by  Fraz

 

Here are some songs that Johnny might have written about his life. Written By Francisca Scott. ( Song no. 2) borrowed the harmony and some lyrics.)

 

1) A Good Nights Entertainment  

Place yer bets we`ve set it up

See who runs outta luck

The boy of eleven or the one of fourteen.

What a night of fun its been

To see which ones faster with their gun.

We`re both on show

coz we`re the youngest gunfighters you`ll ever know

Child fighters for adults to entertain

Their enjoyment, our pain

But this aint no childish game

Oh God I feel so ashamed.

 

Chorus:  Oh mama I`m yer only son

              Dont  look at what i`ve become

              Still a child but just a killer with a gun

 

              And I dont wanna be

              No I dont wanna be . . . eleven. 

 

I swear I didnt want to kill

But it was him or me

Kill or be killed.

I was faster on the draw

So he`s the one on the floor

 A bloody mess, but they all cheer

I hit him in the chest and i cant stop my tears

I dont wanna hear him beg me for it

To finish it with another bullet

Shaking, crying,  aiming my gun to his head

But I turned and ran instead. 

 

Chorus: Oh mama I`m yer only son

              Dont look at what I`ve become

              Still a child but just a killer with a gun

 

             And I dont wanna be

             No I dont wanna be . . eleven

            Wish I was in heaven with you

            Wish I was in heaven with you 

 

2)  A Gunfighters Dilemma 

Fight, you`ve gotta fight

To take back your land again

And we`ll be there

Yes we`ll there

 

Justice, you need justice

To win back the peace again

And we`ll be there

Yes We`ll be there

 

Here we go again

Fighting anothers cause

Here we go again

Breaking their unjust laws

They want you to believe that we

Are nothing but bad outlaws

But we`re willing to die alongside you.

 

I know its hard for you to wait

Gotta return before its too late

I`ll be there,  yes I`ll be there

 

Try to trust in my love

I long to share every part of me

And I`ll be there,  yes I`ll be there

 

I will always love you Anne-Marie

 

Cry I hear them cry

Women and children of the villge again

And we`ll be there, yes we`ll be there

 

Guns, pick up the guns

Freedom`s worth fighting for

And we`ll be there, yes we`ll be there

 

Here we go again

Fighting anothers cause

here we go again

Breaking their unjust laws

And they want you to beleive that we

Are nothing but bad outlaws

But we`re willing to die

Alongside you

coz freedoms worth dying for

 

Coz once we were like you

But no one was there to help.

 

And I will always love you Anne-Marie  

 

 

3)  Sorrel Canyon

 

dont go to sorrel canyon

bodies of the dead are lying there

dont go to sorrel canyon

the smell of death is in the air 

 

yes im going to sorrel canyon

someone has to stop the killing

im going to sorrel canyon

to get rid of those bad men

 

chorus  death waits for everyone

            if its waitin for me

            if thats what it takes to get the job done

            thats the way it has to be 

 

dont go to sorrel canyon

its a big mistake

dont go to sorrel canyon

your lives at stake

 

all of eighteen

is your sacrifice worthwhile

but he just picked up his canteen

and he rode off with a  smile 

 

chorus  death waits for everyone

            if its waitin for me

            if thats what it takes to get the job done

            thats the way it has to be

 

 

please leave it to the law

theyre on the way

to them you aint no better tthan an outlaw

get away from sorrel canyon get faraway

 

but the law aint trained to fight

the dirty tricks these men will play

just lambs to the slaughter

so you know i oughta  go to sorrel canyon

 

chorus  death waits for everyone

            if its waitin for me

            if thats what it takes to get the job done

            thats the way it has to be

 

caught between outlaws and lawmen

 you wont let either side take you alive

iwounded but you survived

 so away from sorrel canyon you ride 

 

no matter what you do

no matter how hard you try

it will never be good enough to proove

that what they know about you is a lie

 

so this song tells the truth

of what a good man you really are

shining brighter than any star

shining brighter than any star 

 

 

chorus  death waits for everyone

            i thought it was waiting for me

            but i got the job done

            wounded, alive,  and im still free  

 

4) Betrayed

The lawmen put me on the frontline

for jobs they`ll never do

to get the ones that did  the crime

With no back up ive been used

and when the bullets start to fly

they`re nowhere to be seen

i was expected to die

but i was quick and clean

get outa town  half breed

now the job is done

we dont need

you or your gun

\get outa town half breed

we dont want your sort  around 

by the way i forgot

one of those men you shot

was the mayors son

yes he turned bad

but still his pa wants you hung

you gotta understand

he`s an important man

sorry kid

thats what you get

for being johnny madrid. 

get outa town  half breed

now the job is done

we dont need

you or your gun

get outa town half breed

we dont want your sort around 

 

i took all the risks and won

but look at the thanks i got

only wanted me for my gun

incase i forgot

no one will ever believe you

            if you donít wear a badge

have you ever had the feeling

that you`ve been had 

get outa town  half breed

now the job is done

we dont need

you or your gun

get outa town half breed

we dont want your sort  around


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