Steve Dafoe - Songwriter
Johnny, Drop That Gun (Rock)
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Lyrics
JOHNNY, DROP THAT GUN
by STEVE DAFOE 2006


VERSE 1:

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THE DRUGS, THE DRINK....AND THE ROBBERIES....
THAT'S WAS HIS ONLY EDUCATION IN LIFE...
JUST LIKE HIS DAD....GROWING THE FAMILY TREE..
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PETTY CRIMES AT FIRST....LIVING BEHIND A KNIFE...
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BURNT EVERY BRIDGE..... COULD NEVER GO BACK
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COULD NEVER GO BACK....... TO: CHORUS 1

VERSE 2:

THEN THE FATEFUL DAYS OF CHICAGO....
HIS GRADUATION WAS BLOOD ON HIS HANDS...
THREE DEAD AS HE SHOT THEM ALL IN A ROW..
HIS DAD WOULD BE PROUD OF THIS.........
BUT JOHNNY NEVER FELT SO LOW
OH SO LOW..........TO: CHORUS 1

VERSE 3:

AND AS HE HIT THE LONELY HIGHWAY...
HE REMEMBERED A CHILD HE DIDN'T REALLY KNOW..
WITH NOWHERE TO GO...HE HEADED FOR THE BORDER
A PLACE AND LIFE HE WISHED NOT FOR HIS SON
HE BURNED HIS BRIDGES...STILL LOTS OF MILES TO RUN
LOTS OF MILES TO RUN... TO: CHORUS 2


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pro Reviews

good story with the decent hooks sung with feeling plenty of drama and tension in the arrangement which enhances the story

- lost on foot

Good vibe from the outset, and bringing the vocal forward (0:39) draws attention to the storytelling. the production is slick, with some useful emphasis from the backing vocals. I enjoyed listening; keep up the good work!

- Greg Frain
Description
Short Song Description:
The life of a kid following in the family business of crime and murder
Long Song Description:
pro Reviews

good story with the decent hooks sung with feeling plenty of drama and tension in the arrangement which enhances the story

- lost on foot

Good vibe from the outset, and bringing the vocal forward (0:39) draws attention to the storytelling. the production is slick, with some useful emphasis from the backing vocals. I enjoyed listening; keep up the good work!

- Greg Frain


Story Behind the Song:
bpm 136.7
Credits
Lyric Credits: Steve Dafoe
Music Credits: Steve Dafoe
Producer Credits: Tom Roller
Publisher Credits: Steve Dafoe
Performance Credits: John Buttersworth Band
Label Credits:
Metadata
Song Length: 4:39
Primary Genre: Pop-Alternative
Secondary Genre: Rock-Indie/Low-Fi
Tempo / Feel: Medium Fast (131 - 150)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Crime, Theft
Subject Matter 2: Guns
Mood 1: Disturbed
Mood 2: Heartbreaking
Similar Artist 1: Chicago
Similar Artist 2: Offspring, The