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Happy Birthday, Johnny Lyrics Meanings
by St. Vincent


Happy Birthday, Johnny Lyrics

Remember one Christmas, I gave you Jim Carroll
Intended it as a cautionary tale
You said you saw yourself inside there
Dog-eared it like a how-to manual
Remember one summer, we walked in Times Square
I showed you the zombies with hundred-inch stares
You took a Bic, set your hotel on fire
We took the blame, took the bags to the train

Happy birthday, Johnny
Wherever you are
Happy birthday, Johnny
Wherever you are

The last time you called it was on New Years' Eve
You asked me for dough to get something to eat
Since we last spoke, you live on the street
Yeah, I wouldn't believe all the shit that you've seen

Happy New Year, Johnny
Is it twenty-three?
Happy New Year, Johnny
Are there lights on the trees? When I said "Let me think" and you yelled through your teeth
Accused me of acting like all royalty
Always for show, no true charity
You see me on magazines and TV

But if they only knew the real version of me
Only you know the secrets, the swamp and the fear
What happened to blood? Our family?
Annie, how could you do this to me?

Of course, I blame me
When you get free, Johnny
I hope you find peace

Writer(s): Annie Clark, Jack Antonoff
Copyright(s): Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, WORDS & MUSIC A DIV OF BIG DEAL MUSIC LLC
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