Johnny

by Julie Kathryn, Felix McTeigue

Genre: Americana/Country

Lyrics

I clap my hands at the break of day
Hug my children, watch them play
Their sunken eyes, baggy clothes

Ain’t seen rain in a month or more
I’m gonna smile like I did before
Dust was in the air and in our home.

Johnny says we should just head west
Leave Oklahoma for the road
Johnny says he’ll find work again
Lets leave this dusty town town the coast

Big dust cloud, we live and breathe
Pretend that we have enough to eat
But Johnny says we’re losing the farm

The crops are gone, land is dead
And they’re taking all that we have left
The tractor, the horses and the barn

Johnny says we should just head west
Leave Oklahoma for the road
Johnny says he’ll find work again
Lets leave this dusty town for the coast

Remember you spelled my name in stones
By the river’s edge at the break of dawn
We were young, the world was big
You promised me everything… Johnny
Johnny…

Now we pack our bags with clothes and books
Wait in the dark, no one’s looking
Hop in the back of a cargo train

The children say they’re scared and I say
Hold your tears, almost there
California’s not so far away .

Johnny says we should just head west
Leave Oklahoma for the road
Johnny says he’ll find work again
Lets leave this dusty town for the coast

Johnny says he’ll find work again
Lets leave this dusty town for the coast

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