Johnnie

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Buy Now The year was 1981, and inspired by a new guitar I'd purchased, I came up with this picking pattern and counter rhythm which I presented to the band. Dan Boddicker, one of the lead singers of our band at the time, immediately started writing lyrics while the rest of us jammed on the idea I'd come up with the night before. It fell together rather quickly as I recall, and we had a brand-new song! Our band at the time, \"Ratler\" eventually did a demo recording of the song and we played it hundreds of times over the course of our time together. I always wished we'd taken the song further, so that's why I decided to include it in this project.

Lyrics

\"JOHNNIE\" Daniel J. Boddicker, Kevin Simnacher/ ©2011 SimRocker Publishing (BMI) All rights reserved. The soldiers in blue run to the attack knowing that they might not ever come back and the Ice Man laughs as Winter is drawing near. The soldiers in gray run into the fray trying to drive the blue soldiers away and the Ice Man laughs as he begins his attack on the rear. The dying died and the wounded cried and everyone else got tired of the fight which all turned towards the Ice Man's lines. Johnnie left home when just a young man but when he came home he was an old hand at fighting and killing and maiming his fellow man. Searching, he's been searching so long—hoping for a place where he can run Searching, he's been searching so long—trying to find a place to hang his gun. Summer finally came but the killing went on no matter what he did Johnnie couldn't get warm it felt like the cold was just tearing him apart. The day that Johnnie met his death he realized with his final breath that the Ice Man was only the hatred in his heart. Searching, he's been searching so long—hoping for a place where he can run Searching, he's been searching so long—trying to find a place to hang his gun.

Credits

Lyrics: Dan Boddicker, Music: Kevin Simnacher, Producer: Kevin Simnacher, Bass Guitar: John Reardanz

Genre

Rock

License

All Rights Reserved
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waveydavey
May 2nd
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