Hawkwind Lost Johnny cover

Lost Johnny
Lyrics and Meaning


Lost Johnny Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
You only get a single chance
The rules are very plain
The truth is well concealed inside
The details of the game
Verse 2
You can hear it coming
You can see it from afar
It's pale and it flickers
Like a faded movie star
Verse 3
And up there in the castle
They're trying to make us scream
By sticking thumb tacks in her flesh
And canceling the dream
Verse 4
Can you find the Valium?
Can you bring it soon?
Lost Johnny's out there
Baying at the Moon
Verse 5
The time has come for you to choose
You'd better get it right
Berlin girls with sharp white teeth
Are waiting in the night
Verse 6
But you oughta really get some
It surely can't be hard
There's always trouble waiting
When you leave your own back yard
Verse 7
And underneath the city
The alligators sing
About how the puppets cannot dance
Since someone cut the strings
Verse 8
Run and get the morphine
For God's sake make it brief
Lost Johnny's out there
Looking for relief
Verse 9
Now Simon looks so evil
And you know he really tries
But every time he makes a play
That vital number dies
Verse 10
And Sally buys her underwear
From a store where no one goes
She makes it big in photographs
On the strength of what she shows
Verse 11
Then here inside the waiting room
The radio still screams
And we're all taking Tuenol
To murder our young dreams

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