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Dropkick Murphys Boys On The Docks Lyrics

Last updated: 04/05/2009 11:00:00 AM


[Dedicated to the memory of John Kelly]

Say hey Johnny boy, the battle call.
United we stand, divided we fall.
Together we are what we can't be alone,
We came to this country, you made it our home.

This man so humble, this man so brave.
A legend to many, he fought to his grave.
Saved family and friends from the hardship and horror,
in a land of depression he gave hope for tomorrow.

Say Johnny me boy, this ones for you.
With the strength of many and the courage of few.
To what do we owe this man who's fight
was for the masses, he gave his life.

Say hey Johnny boy, the battle call
United we stand, divided we fall.
Together we are what we can't be alone,
We came to this country, you made it our home.

A friend to the locals who dabbled in crime.
He'd give you a job and he'd give you his time.
He wasn't a crook, but he couldn't be conned.
John knew the difference between right and wrong.

Say Johnny me boy, you live no longer,
Others forgotten, your memory's stronger.
Lets drink to the causes in your life:
Your family, your friends, the union, your wife.

Say hey Johnny boy, the battle call.
United we stand, divided we fall.
Together we are what we can't be alone.
We came to this country, you made it our home.
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And the boys on the docks needed John for sure.
When they came to this country he opened the door.
He said "Man I'll tell ya, they don't like our kind.
Though it starts with a fist it must end with your mind."

Say hey Johnny boy, the battle call.
United we stand, divided we fall.
Together we are what we can't be alone.
We came to this country you made it our home.


Thanks to Charlie Russell for submitting Boys On The Docks Lyrics.



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Great Song | Reviewer: Sky | 4/5/09

This is another great song by Dropkick Murphys about our nations birth. "Johnny" is most likely a reference to Johnny Tremain, a legendary and symbolic figure of the American Revolution.

Boys On The "Docks" is probably a reference to the Boston Tea Party, as Dropkick Murphys is a Boston based band, and Johnny Tremain was said to have taken part in the tea party.

They embody the entire spirit of the American Revolution into Johnny in this song, as in he fought for our independence along with thousands of others. Great song.