Ol' Johnnie (Lyrics and Song)

You can hear me singing this song here: Ol Johnnie

Sittin’ in this darkened room
The band plays its last song
The barkeep gives the signal
I’ve been here way too long
I check the clock up on the wall
Then down my shot and beer
Just one more’s all I really want
And it wants me, I hear

Johnnie’s in a bottle
And he’s tryin’ to get out
Listen, you can hear him
Can’t you hear him shout?
The whiskey there’s a screaming
I hear and know it true
I’m gonna free ol’ Johnnie
That’s what I’m gonna do

Told me he been stuck in there
At least 12 years to the day
I couldn’t let ol’ Johnnie down
I’ll get him out some way
If I have to keep on pouring
I know I’ll set him free
But, once he’s out and he’ll be out
What will he do to me?

Johnnie’s in a bottle
And he’s tryin’ to get out
Listen, you can hear him
Can’t you hear him shout?
The whiskey there’s a screaming
I hear and know it true
I’m gonna free ol’ Johnnie
That’s what I’m gonna do

Now the bottle’s done gone empty
The last of Johnnie’s in my glass
I gotta drink ol’ Johnnie down
And I gotta drink it fast
The barkeep, he’s a coming
He’s gonna throw me out
I finally grab that last shot
As I hear ol’ Johnnie shout

“You set me from this bottle
But I’m now inside of you
Because of all your kindness
This is what I’ll do
When you stand to get a goin’
And you turn there for the door
I’m gonna kick you in the ass
And knock you to the floor
You used me and you used me
Until I plum went dry
I think, too, I will knock you out
No reason to ask why”

Johnnie’s in a bottle
And he’s tryin’ to get out
Listen, you can hear him
Can’t you hear him shout?
The whiskey there’s a screaming
I hear and know it true
I’m gonna free ol’ Johnnie
That’s what I’m gonna do

Ol' Johnnie (Lyrics and Song)

Michael Degenhardt

Joined October 2009

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Again, my own lyrics and song. Johnie always wants to have his way with those that are weak, what a shame!

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