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Johnny Had A Girl

Johnny was my best friend through our early teenage years;
Wherever one of us went the other could always be found near;
Until he found a girlfriend who soon supplanted me,
But because he was my best friend, for Johnny I was happy;
Johnny had a girl
He had a girl
Johnny had a girl
She rocked his world
Johnny had a girl.

Throughout four years of high school I was always the third wheel;
Going off often by myself, leaving Johnny with his girl;
They learned about biology outside the class room walls;
Johnny always had plans with her every time I would call;
Johnny had a girl
He had a girl
Johnny had a girl
Oh, what a thrill
Johnny had a girl.

One week before graduation, coming home from a date,
Johnny never saw the drunk driver until it was too late.
For three months in a coma, I sat by Johnny’s side;
I knew that when he woke up, someone had to tell him she’s not alive;
Johnny had a girl
He had a girl.

I took him to the gravesite so he could see it with his own eyes;
We stayed there for hours so Johnny could say his goodbyes.

Johnny got in his car that day and started heading west;
Nobody has seen Johnny since, I wish him the very best.
I’ve taken care of her graveside for thirty years and more;
If Johnny ever comes home again, we’ll be friends just like before;
Johnny had a girl
He had a girl
Johnny had a girl.

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  1. Date: 10/11/2010 7:19:00 PM
    wow................ this is really good.

  1. Date: 10/7/2010 4:15:00 PM
    I love your lyrics and I hope you have it set to music already. I can hear someone like Anne Murray singing it. A low female voice. Love Scarlett

  1. Date: 10/7/2010 9:24:00 AM
    Put some music to it. Sad song. A little bit country. Vince

  1. Date: 10/7/2010 8:02:00 AM
    I feel as if I am driving down a country road, hearing this one on the radio. One of those songs that make you want to listen to every word, and how the lyric stays with you long after the ride. So sad, so emotional.

  1. Date: 10/7/2010 6:35:00 AM
    Joe a sad write but also one of hope that friendship and it dynamics might change but if two are in it together friends they will remain.. Thanks for sharing this with us, also a favorite of mine :) take care Wilma

  1. Date: 10/7/2010 5:17:00 AM
    Thank you for sharing your amazing poetry with us Joe. May your days always be filled with inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/7/2010 5:04:00 AM
    Nice recalling of the woes that be fallen on Johny, your friend - quite fits to the form of ballad. The repeating lines gives a lyrical tone and rhyming the rhythm. Enjoyed it, Joe.

  1. Date: 10/7/2010 12:04:00 AM
    This is so very sad but I can just hear it as a beautiful,touching song you can't get out of your head..Take care~Deb

  1. Date: 10/6/2010 4:25:00 PM
    Joe, this is very moving. Didn't expect the twist after reading the first couple verses. Johnny probably had to move away to get her off of his mind. That's what I did when John died. I moved to Florida. Sometimes the physical distance helps put memories in the past. I do hope you hear from him again one day. Good night, Joe. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 10/6/2010 4:11:00 PM
    Hi Joe This so full of emotion.It reminds me of those songs that told a story back in the 60s.I loved the way you wrote it .You can't read it without being affected by it,as I was.Yet it was a pleasure to read.Luv June(sylvia)

  1. Date: 10/6/2010 3:59:00 PM
    Pretty sad song Joe but viewed it at your request luv.. good luck if u try to get it published and out in the market ..luv..

  1. Date: 10/6/2010 3:13:00 PM
    My did it!! I'm peeling onions!! : ) I really love this poem..... Heartbreaking, my friend! Great work....It's going to my FAVs! Ruben.

  1. Date: 10/6/2010 2:07:00 PM
    This is an awesome example of the ballad form, Joe. I could see it being used in a commercial against drunk driving or even maybe produced by a country singer or something. Great message! Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 10/6/2010 1:14:00 PM
    aaaah Joe, where are my kleenex, this is so very sad and so very beautiful, please do not change one single word... it broke my heart ~~ Love Constac

  1. Date: 10/6/2010 1:00:00 PM
    Excellent, brought tears to my eyes. raskin

  1. Date: 10/6/2010 11:31:00 AM
    wow, you have written such a heartbreaking piece, it is so emotionally evocative, gave me chills. well done my friend.

  1. Date: 10/6/2010 11:26:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading this sad tale. Have you set it to music? I think it would make a wonderful song. God Bless Phyl

  1. Date: 10/6/2010 10:21:00 AM
    Sad...That you loved so deeply and he couldn't find it in his heart to have time for you in return...I understand,also, about the meeting that special person of the opposite sex and hoping that they will be there for life for they occupy one's every waking thought and most dreams as well...Here you are being a friend to his dead love...Or is this just a topic about which you wrote a lyrical poem..Sara

  1. Date: 10/6/2010 9:47:00 AM
    beautiful Joe, brought tears to my eyes, unfortunately deaths caused by drunk drivers is something too many of us have in common, will make a lovely song

  1. Date: 10/6/2010 9:25:00 AM
    I thought it was a beautiful touching ballad Joe. God bless, Agape, Moses