San Cisco John's Song Lyrics

Golden Revolver Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Golden Revolver
  • 2 Girls Do Cry
  • 3 John's Song
  • 4 Spangled Streets
  • 5 Solitude Is Bliss
  • [Intro]
    I once met this old wise man
    He invited me into his caravan
    We sat down for a cup of tea
    He sat down very gingerly
    He said he's still got a sore back
    From the time on the roof with Jack

    [Verse 2]
    "We were on the roof one day
    When suddenly I heard Jack say
    'Look out for that crack!'
    Phewhack!
    I was lying on my back."

    [Verse 3]
    When I was just your age, I was already working
    For a shilling a day
    It was just enough to make ma say
    "Oh, Johnny you make me so proud!"

    [Verse 4]
    Pa would come home from work
    And say, "John, one day, you'll work with me down at the factory."
    But I don't want to work in no factory
    So I packed my bags and I headed for the tree

    [Verse 5]
    I was only away from home for about an hour
    But I was home in time for tea
    I said very politely that I didn't want to work in no factory

    [Verse 6]
    Pa said, "John you're a second-class citizen
    And you're never gonna get very far."
    I said, "Pa, I'm gonna see the world, I'm gonna see it all
    I'm gonna be all that I can be, and more."

    [Outro]
    And then he finished his cup of tea
    Reached into his pocket and pulled out a key
    He said, "You can have my old caravan, I won't be needing it anymore
    Because I've see all I wanna see, and more."

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