The Strange Story of Johnny Punish Vol. 2

by Johnny Punish

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released October 12, 2016

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Johnny Punish Ensenada, Mexico

Former punk rock lead singer from 90s underground band Twisted Nixon (1996-2002) Johnny Punish is now pushing his artistic boundaries into the 21st century creating diverse music that matters. In addition, he's also engaging around the world as a global social justice political activist, eco-activist, socially responsible businessman, and syndicated writer.. ... more

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Track Name: Cup Of Joe
J.D. in a BrickTown home hanging out at Krauzers
Policemen calling all cars so he don't burn down houses
From the Jerseyshore criminal side the town was terrorized
By a holy man Haifa guy on a roller coaster ride

This is Joe Allen
Our fearless leader
This is Joe Allen
This is how he feels

On the 79 cali express the boy done made his stride
Blastin' Boston Cars and Kiss the Big Ten Inch ride
So we heard that disco had died that rock n roll was king
What's next on Brixton tape player I hear that Strummer sing

This is Joe Allen
Our fearless leader
This is Joe Allen
This is how he feels

I see a gang fire Anaheim jam town street
There goes a motorcycle crash breaking bones and feet
In an Audi Fox 2 dollar gas the 4 quarts oil burns fast
At the junky town Shakey's Pizza the Galaga slap fight mash

This is Joe Allen
Our fearless leader
This is Joe Allen
This is how he feels

At home in an alley garage a search for human rights
Radio Clash done spoke to him and gave him fuel to fight
It's a Palestine warrior call the peoples die tonight
In a protest army jacket F J C punk crowd cried

This is Joe Allen
Our fearless leader
This is Joe Allen
This is how he feels

Back in the garageland the dirt weed piled high
Always thought he owned our thoughts but he never knew why
Spoke democracy and peace n love a seasoned dictator
Thought he had a good voice so we made him the lead singer

This is Joe Allen
Our fearless leader
This is Joe Allen
This is how he feels

This is Joe Allen
Our fearless leader
This is Joe Allen
This is how he feels
Track Name: Gangsters
Why must you record my phone calls?
Are you WORKING FOR THE NSA?
Said you've been threatened by gangsters
Now it's you, that's threatening me

Can't fight corruption with con tricks
They use the law to commit crime
And I dread, dread to think what the future will bring
When we're living in gangster time

Don't call me Jonas

Can't interrupt while I'm talking
Or they'll confiscate all your guitars
And Catch 22 says if I sing the truth
They won't make me an overnight star

Don't offer us legal protection
They use the law to commit crime
I dread to think what the future will bring
When we're living in real gangster time

Paul Hampton knows Don't Argue
Track Name: GTO Joe
Screamin' round the corner, GTO Joe
Put the pedal to the metal oh oh, GTO Joe
Lets go draggin for some c-note cash, GTO Joe
The strip is really where it's at come on, GTO Joe

GTO Joe
Come on lets go
it's time for the show
Oh GTO Joe

Rippin' down the alley, GTO Joe
There goes dirty Mustang Sally, GTO Joe
She's getting down for the money, GTO Joe
I think it's really kinda funny ya I know, GTO Joe
Track Name: Kryptonite Moe and The Richy Karma Gang
When you're Kryptonite Moe and the Richy Karma Gang
You get yourself a drum and go du-lang du-lang
Going on a grift or ego-centric trip
You better take cover cause the worlds about to slip when

Jackie says jump Roger says how high
Sorry turtle dove I'm just makin' trailer pie
While I steal your song and eat your brain sorry
Devon baby maybe O.G. was too insane, it goes ...

Upside Down and all over town
The people hear the cry and the music hit the ground an'
You never hear the call like the phone never rang
When you're the Kryptonite Moe and the Richy Karma Gang

ew ew ew, its time for the show
ew ew ew, the bands on the go
ew ew ew, it's a click clack bang
When you're the Kryptonite Moe and the Richy Karma Gang

Me me me moe-knees never never wrong
Its' everybody's fault like the guy who wrote this song
Drama party girl is the queen of the show when
West of Cairo burned the people want to know if

Richy is a good guy who shines like his car
or a bag full of thorns while he laughed at my guitar
He can drum with smile putting Debbie on a leash
While his crazy family mami cuts him off at the knees ...they go....

While Biv and his bong and the Skeletone-nees
They dirty pitch for money they know what I mean
There's Brian Jay Strummer at the Sports Pub Bar
He tried to say hello but he didn't get too far....

ew ew ew, in the midnight sun
ew ew ew, let's get to the fun
ew ew ew, it's a click clack bang
When you're Kryptonite Moe and the Richy Karma Gang

ew ew ew, an she's alright
ew ew ew, in the middle of the night
ew ew ew, the band was in the tank
When you're Kryptonite Moe and the Richy Karma Gang

ew ew ew, what's wrong with your head
ew ew ew, Chuck B's not dead
ew ew ew, too much beer you must of drank
When you're Kryptonite Moe and the Richy Karma Gang
Track Name: Lady From Tiger Bay
I am man of dinstiction
And I'm a big spender too
I'm gonna really make you want me
cause love me tender dreams come true

There's something in the way you show me
When I hear your lovely voice
It's that emotion that just kills me
I guess I really have no choice

cause you're the....
The lady from tiger bay
I really want you to stay....
Cause I can't help falling for you
There's nothing I would rather do
Cause you're the...
lady from Tiger Bay

They say that diamonds are forever
So don't be cruel just understand
It may be I who have nothin'
But tonite I'll be your man

Who put that gold on your finger?
Give me his name I'll make a noise
I'll take him down to the alley
I guess I really have no choice

Cause you're the Lady from Tiger Bay
I really want you to stay
Cause I can't help falling for you
Tell me what I gotta to do
Cause your the lady from Tiger Bay

Suspicious minds make me wonder
If I should touch your sexy skin
I really want write my name on
That part of you that lets me in

Litle sister can you feel me
I am the King just hear my voice
There ain't no return to sender
I guess you really have no choice

cause you're the Lady from Tiger Bay
I really want you to stay
Cause I can't help falling for you
You know there's nothing we can do

Cause you're the Lady from Tiger Bay
It's time for you to stay and play
Cause I can't help falling for you
You know there's nothing we can do

Cause your the lady from Tiger Bay
the lady from Tiger Bay
the lady from Tiger Bay
the lady from Tiger Bay
Track Name: Landintown
On the 12th of December
What a day to Remember
When Landin came to town

The bells were ringing
and choir was singing
When Landin came to town

In Landin Town
It's a brand new day
In Landin Town
So put your worries away
In Landin Town
An party all night long
In Landin Town
A place where we all belong

An the economy slumpin'
An the people where jumping
Landin came to town

Jannette was running
An Chucky was humming
When Landin came to town

In Landin Town
It's a brand new day
In Landin Town
So put your worries away
In Landin Town
An party all night long
In Landin Town
A place where all belong

Marcy was a joyride
An Grandma always tried
To get on the phone
And hear him say "Remote Control"

12th of December
A Day to Remember
When Landin, came to town

He had a smile was humping
The people were jumping
When Landin, came to town

In Landins Town
It's a brand new day
In Landin's Town
What' I am trying to say
In Landins Town
We're gonna make it a go
In Landin's Town
And that your daddy's G.I. Joe

In Landins Town
YOur mommy cried all night
In Landins Town
She said she'd be alright
In Landins Town
And everybody knows
In s Landin Town
That's the way the story goes

In Landins Town
It's a brand new day
In Landins Town
So put your worries away
In Landins Town
An party all night long
It's Landin Town
A place where we belong

Oh oh oh oh
Track Name: Lowdown
Written by Johnny Punish
Produced by Johnny Punish, Dan and David Cordero
Mastered by Black Dog Mastering Studios
Track Name: Reno
It’s at times like these, I fall down on my knees
cause lady luck ain’t nowhere to be found
My prayers fall on deaf ears, I’m drowning in my tears
that mean ‘ol roulette wheel keeps spinning round.

Ain’t no pennies from above raining down on me
No divine intervention in response to my plea
An I just can’t understand why the lord up in the sky would let my SOS just slip on by
The angels won’t tell my why

I guess that Jesus never made it up to Reno,
Never stood in a casino and shouted “let it ride”.
Saint Mary Magdalen, oh could you please step in.
Come get this wretched sinner through the night

The neon twilight gleams upon these slot machines
I slowly drift away into despair
Another jackpot rings and my poor heart stings
I’m pretty sure a full house beats my pair

And poor old Lazarus, he sure had better odds than me
The cocktail waitress makes my drinks for free
And I’m waiting for the trumpets and the choir to begin
One hundred rosaries won’t save my skin.
Ah, shoot I just can’t win

I guess that Jesus never made it up to Reno,
never stood in a casino and shouted “Twenty one”.
Saint Mary Magdalen,oh could you please step in.
I hear back in the day you used to have some fun

And If these walls, like Jericho, came tumbling down
You’d never see me come back around
Never more would I stray, on your path I would stay heaven bound.

Now as the dusk turns to dawn, convention folks get gone,
I throw the dice they fly across the line
The dealer yells out “craps”, I nearly piss my chaps
I’m back on top, and damn I’m feeling fine

That light shining down must have been there for me.
My eyes start welling up you know I can barely see
I humbly bow my head look down at the floor
You ain’t never gonna see me here no more
I’m heading for the door

I guess that Jesus must have made it up to Reno,
stood in a casino and shouted “let it ride”.
Saint Mary Magdalen, thanks for stepping in.
And getting this poor sinner through the night

I guess that Jesus must have made it up to Reno
Hung in the casino and shouted out “twenty-one”
Saint Mary Magdalen, heck we’re as close as kin
If she could change her ways then so can I
Track Name: Room 100
You know its dark in my way city
Smack it up there goes John Simon Ritchie
There's bodies buried and their pretty vacant
Life's no use you know he's gonna take it cause....

Someone's in Room 100
Get up here we got something to fear
There's trouble in Room 100
1-2-3 it's anarchy

So the call comes in on the front desk line
She's really sick and she ain't doin fine
Please sweet darling can do me a favor
Chelsea doesn't want to be in paper cause...

Someone's in Room 100
Get up here we got something to fear
There's trouble in Room 100
1-2-3 it's anarchy

I am the anti-christ
I am an Anarchist

78 every thing was great
Punks in the street and everyone on their feet
Never Mind the Bollocks she's the talk of the town
October redrum gonna bring us down

Someone's in Room 100
Get up here we got something to fear
There's trouble in Room 100
1-2-3 mister Anarchy

There's trouble in Room 100
A vicious kid hey look what he did!

There's trouble in Room 100
1-2-3 mister Anarchy
Track Name: Starmaker
They say father time has passed me by
That the music scene has changed I don't know why
Like me the radio used to be hi-fi
But I can still write a song that makes you cry

Everything I wanted to be
Nothing can ever stop me
From rockin' this 72 BJC Super G

Starmaker, Starmaker, Ohh
Maker, Starmaker, Ohh
Maker, Starmaker, Ohh Whoa

They say punk rockers never ever die
This time around I feel I can fly
Like me the radio can still buy time
But I still need you right here by my side

Everything I wanted to be
Nothing can ever stop me
From rockin' this 72 BJC Super G

Starmaker, Starmaker, Ohh
Maker, Starmaker, Ohh
Maker, Starmaker, Ohh Whoa

Everything I wanted to be
Nothing can ever stop me
From rockin' this 72 BJC Super G

Starmaker, Starmaker, Ohh
Maker, Starmaker, Ohh
Maker, Starmaker, Ohh Whoa

Starmaker, Starmaker, Ohh
Maker, Starmaker, Ohh
Maker, Starmaker, Ohh Whoa
Track Name: Strangehead
I spent all my years fightin'for a place in the sun
And I hit the ground running thinkin' it was all about fun
But late at night there is no shinin' sun and I'm a hero to none
And I'm here all alone
Can't help feeling like I'm alone

And no one names their kids after criminals or guys like me
Cause people on the run never get a gig its one and done
Can't be a person, place, or thing
Cause I'm not a human being

And I'm here all alone
Can't help feeling like I'm alone

And I guess I left
my fingerprints somewhere
And that's good enough for me
So Why can't you see
Cause I'm still around
And I stand my ground
And that's good enough for me
but not for you
not for you
not for you
not for you

Living on a dirt road in the twilight of my golden years
In a one room palace that I bought with my tears for fears
But late at night there is no shinin' sun and I'm a hero to none
And I'm here all alone
Can't help feeling like I'm alone

Its so strange to be alone
Can't help feeling like this is not home
All Alone
All Alone
Alone, Alone
Track Name: Super Knockout
Will you gimme something
I can feel good about
Every time you walk my way
you make me want to scream and shout
I want the world to know
that for the first time
I want to be the one and only
hope you don't mind

If anybody wants to feel the way I do when I'm
alone with you
What a sensation
Just cant hide ide
My anticipation
No no oh....

Screamin down the rider
good vibrations
My heart was like a ghost town
Till I found salvation

So lonely those days before
Now you're the only
one I live for
Oh oh oh

Will you gimme something
I can feel good about
Every time you walk my way
you make me want to scream and shout

I want the world to know
that for the first time
I want to be the one and only
hope you don't mind

Oh what a knockout
I am dancing on freedom street
Thinkin's bout nuthin'
cept being wild and free
Alone wid you
Track Name: Tea With Stevie
TEA WITH STEVIE (punish)
Thinking bout my better days
On the edge of seventeen phase
All alone in my bed at night
Dreams go round in my head I might

Spread the Rumours around
that I was gettin' outta of town
with my turn table on
just hidin' out with my favorite song

One day in another world
Someday with another girl
But tonite its' only me
I wanna drink tea with Stevie

Stop dragging my heart around
Let's make love in the underground
Thunder happens in the rain
Still hear ya sayng you'd never break the chain

All the Rumours around
I was fallin' at the speed of sound
with my headphones on
rain washes me and my favorite song

One day in another world
Someday with another girl
But tonite its' only me
I wanna drink tea with Stevie

crystal visions make ya sayin
Players love ya when ya playin'

Got my leather where's your lace?
stand back or get me outta this place
a wild heart makes lovin fun
when a Gypsy's got nowhere to run

All the Rumours around
I was missing at the lost and found
So turn your radio on
and look for me in my favorite song

One day in another world
Someday with another girl
But tonite its' only me
I wanna drink tea with Stevie

One day some day
I will go my own way
Women come and they will go
But tonite on the lonely show

I wanna drink tea with Stevie
I wanna drink tea with Stevie
Did you see her on TV?
I wanna drink tea with Stevie

Oh oh oh oh take it easy
I wanna drink tea with you
Track Name: Those Were The Days
Once upon a time there was a tavern
Where we used to raise a glass or two
Remember how we laughed away the hours
Think of all the great things we would do

Those were the days my friend
We thought they'd never end
We'd sing and dance forever and a day
We'd live the life we choose
We'd fight and never lose
For we were young and sure to have our way.
La la la la...

Then the busy years went rushing by us
We lost our starry notions on the way
If by chance I'd see you in the tavern
We'd smile at one another and we'd say

Those were the days my friend
We thought they'd never end
We'd sing and dance forever and a day
We'd live the life we choose
We'd fight and never lose
Those were the days, oh yes those were the days
La la la la...

Just tonight I stood before the tavern
Nothing seemed the way it used to be
In the glass I saw a strange reflection
Was that lonely man really me

Those were the days my friend
We thought they'd never end
We'd sing and dance forever and a day
We'd live the life we choose
We'd fight and never lose
Those were the days, oh yes those were the days
La la la la...

Through the door there came familiar laughter
I saw your face and heard you call my name
Oh my friend we're older but no wiser
For in our hearts the dreams are still the same

Those were the days my friend
We thought they'd never end
We'd sing and dance forever and a day
We'd live the life we choose
We'd fight and never lose
Those were the days, oh yes those were the days
La la la la...
Track Name: Way Too Cool
Woke up in 79
She was so precious that she blew my mind
Rocked 2000 miles was she way too cool for me?

I fell in love with her
Her tattooed love boys were everywhere
Her space invader always captured me

That's when I found her
Hiding under my covers
She was way too cool for me

That's when I discovered
Chrissie Hynde, I love her
She was way too cool for me

Don't get me wrong
I got my brass in pocket but her city was gone
Her mystery acheivement fell up the neck on me

So I sent her a message of love
She was the talk of town but I wasn't enough
She was way too cool for me

That's when I found her
Hiding under my covers
She was way too cool for me

That's when I discovered
Chrissie Hynde, I love her
She was way too cool for me

Time the avenger is never too late
There's always a thin line between love and hate
The wait child neon light still way too cool for me

That's when I found her

Oh Oh Oh Oh
Oh oh oh oh oh
She was way too cool for me

That's when I discovered
Chrissie Hynde, I love her
She was way too cool for me

That's when I discovered
Chrissie Hynde, I love her
She was way too cool for me
Way too cool for me
Track Name: Zoo Rock City
Nine million people all fighting for the same piece of the pie
Taxi cabs screeching while the dregs roll by there’s some sweet young trade on the corner she's giving me the eye. I remember Williamsburg was nothing but a slum. The Lower East Side can always get you some. Feels like the end of the world but you can’t buy a gun. I’m trapped with nowhere to run ….

Zoo York City got me feeling the rage
Zoo York City got me clawing at my cage
Zoo York City still kind of pretty for a girl your age.

I turn my collar up and hide my face don’t make no eye contact with my strange rat race tenements keep on crumbling its so hard to keep up with the pace. People getting pushed on the Subway tracks keep my money in my shoe and I watch my back
Home is where you hang yourself when there’s no turning back
Harlem hustlers keep hustling fat stacks.

Zoo York City got me feeling the rage
Zoo York City got me clawing at my cage
Zoo York City kind of pretty for a girl your age

Zoo York City where my story began
Zoo York City never tells you the plan
Zoo York City what a pity you wont' let stand

East side river
just an Indian giver
can’t find a sliver of promises made
See that old French maid
Liberty was her name
We need to send her back some day

Nine million people all fighting for a piece of the pie the projects and high rises stand side by side filthy rich and dirt poor yeah they all come along for the ride.

Maybe someday I’m gonna find my uptown girl take her for a spin on the tilt a whirl I’ve got the scars on the inside and out covering up my world. Hold my hand as the story unfurls

Zoo York City got me feeling the rage
Zoo York City got me clawing at my cage
Zoo York City kind of pretty for a girl your age

Zoo York City where my story began
Zoo York City never tells you the plan
Zoo York City what a pity you wont' let stand

Zoo York City’s just a dollar and a dream
Zoo York City oh you’re so obscene
Zoo York City got the pretty people making the scene.

Zoo York City you got all of that bling
Zoo York City held together by a string
Zoo York City don’t know what the hell tomorrow will bring