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  1. Shot Johnny Down

Lyrics

They Shot Johnny Down by R. Bain 4/24-5/4/06 ©2017 R. Bain
we can forgive but we must never forget
There’s smoke on the water, there’s a plane shot down
Over Truc Bach Lake at the edge of town
There’s a parachute falling from the sky above
There’s an angry mob filled with vengeance and love

They shot Johnny down
They shot Johnny down
Over Truc Bach Lake on the edge of town

Johnny was just doin’ his job
So was the dude who shot him on down
Everybody’s just, doin’their job
Hey, I’m doin’ my job

They shot Johnny down They shot Johnny down
Over Truc Bach Lake on the edge of town

Spies, propaganda, the knock on the door
War crimes, land mines, prisoners of war
Destroy the enemy destroy the soul
Have another drink, fill another bowl

They shot Johnny down They shot Johnny down
Over Truc Bach Lake on the edge of town

A mighty strong nation doesn’t stand a chance
America, England, Russia or France
If the people they are fighting are on their own soil
It’s never worth the trouble or the terrible toil

They shot Johnny down They shot Johnny down
Over Truc Bach Lake on the edge of town

Sometimes countries lose their way
It happened back then and it happens today
You can’t occupy and expect to win
The hearts and minds of the countrymen—of the country that you’re in

They shot Johnny down They shot Johnny down
They shot Johnny down They shot Johnny down
Over Truc Bach Lake on the edge of town

There’s nothing more precious than freedom (repeat)
There’s nothing more precious than freedom
Independence and freedom
There’s nothing more precious than freedom
Independence and freedom
There’s nothing more precious than freedom
Independence and freedom