The Strange Story of Johnny Punish Vol. 3

by Johnny Punish

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10 Roots Rock Songs

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released October 12, 2016

Produced by Johnny Punish, Dan and David Cordero
Mastered by Black Dog Mastering Studios

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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: Ain't Nothin' Tougher Than Love
You can take your best shot with a two by four
Try and drag me across the floor
Send lightning bolts from the skies above
But you’re never gonna break me away from the one I’m dreaming

There ain’t nothing tougher than love, no no
There ain’t nothing tougher than love, no no

You can get me up against the wall
But I ain’t backing down or taking the fall
Swing brass knuckles right at my face
but nobody’s ever gonna take my place, don’t shove

There ain’t nothing tougher than love, no no
There ain’t nothing tougher than love, no no

One dance one kiss goodnight
LoveTaker Heartbreaker all right, dam it’s rough

There ain’t nothing tougher than love, no no
There ain’t nothing tougher than love, no no

You can take your best shot with a two by four
try and drag me across the floor
Send lightning bolts from the skies above
But you’re never gonna break me away from the one I’m dreaming

There ain’t nothing tougher than love, no no
There ain’t nothing tougher than love, no no
There ain’t nothing tougher than love, no no
There ain’t nothing tougher than love, no no

Well I can rock with you cause it’s off the wall
And make out baby at the school dancehall
But I lost ya somewhere under the neon lights
Professor Indranee said you’d be all-right

An just like rock n roll it moves so fast
Our High school days were never meant to last
But a stolen kiss on a hot Vegas night
Can last hundred years and it feels so ..right…yeah!
There ain’t nothing tougher than love, oh no
Track Name: Back On The Run
Where did everybody go
No one's at the show
I thought we were friends
I thought the ride was never gonna end...

on a day
when we had such fun
Jets skis in the sun
Red skies at night we danced moonlight
as you slipped on

by me
Somehow I didn't see
That my day was done
And now I'm on back on the run

I'm on the Run
I'm back on the run
Can't find the sun
My day is done
My broken heart has come undone

Where did everybody go
No one's at the show
I thought we were friends
I thought the ride was never gonna end

On the street
Where my money was good
You said you never thought we could
Give up the life on the strip tonight why can't we

double down
Ah... this was our town
But my day was done
And now I'm on back on the run

I'm on the Run
I'm back on the run
Can't find the sun
My day is done
My broken heart has come undone

So where did everybody go
No one's at my show
I thought we were friends
I thought the ride was never gonna end

On the streetS
Where my money was good
You said you never thought we could
Give up the life on the strip tonight why can't I

see oh no
The joke was on me
And my days were done
And now I'm on back on the run

I'm on the Run
I'm back on the run
Can't find the sun
My day is done
My broken heart has come undone

I'm back on the run
I can't find the sun
My day is done
My broken heart has come undone

La La La La
Na Na Na Na
Track Name: Backforwards
Betty can you hear me calling your name
Your phone keeps ringing for you I'm insane
You turn my head with your hippy hippy shake
I gotta get rid of this heartache

Cause I find it hard to breath
When you're around it makes me believe
I got a chance with you
What the heck I am suppose to do

Backward and forward its' two for the show
Three to get ready I got nowhere to go
Take 2 steps forward and do it some more
Till your heart beats on my door

You get me with your tease come hither I know
I've always been the kind who stays in control
I'm falling backforwards I can't seem to think
Your pink dress makes my heart sink

That walk with smile on your face
Your the girl I can't touch I'm out of
Place can you send me a sign
Come on girl I wanna make you mine

Backward and forward its' two for the show
Three to get ready I got nowhere to go
I take 2 steps forward and do it some more
Till your heart beats on my door

Can't you see it's raining out here
You know I hate the cold I fear
That if our love can't make it shine
I'll go back to the future and get lost in.....TIME

You say...

If I show you something will you give me a kiss
Are you kidding Betty gotcha your kiss on my list
We sang and sang I want to know what love is
And showed me the way those little kids

Betty I can see the wink in your eye
Now check me out I'm not a real shy guy
It's time you should know that my love is all true
Tonite oh BABY I love you

It took me forever to write your song
Could never find the words always seemed to be wrong
But I took 2 steps forward and tried it again
What I found was my best friend

Backward and forward its time for the show
Three to get ready we got somewhere to go
Take 2 steps forward you know its' true
Tonite oh BABY I love you

Tonite oh Betty I love you
I love you
Track Name: Beth
Beth, I hear you callin'
But I can't come home right now
Me and the boys are playin'
And we just can't find the sound
Just a few more hours
And I'll be right home to you
I think I hear them callin'
Oh, Beth what can I do
Beth what can I do

You say you feel so empty
That our house just ain't a home
And I'm always somewhere else
And you're always there alone

Just a few more hours
And I'll be right home to you
I think I hear them callin'
Oh, Beth what can I do
Beth what can I do

Beth, I know you're lonely
And I hope you'll be alright
'Cause me and the boys will be playin'
All night
Track Name: California (In My Arms)
Your smile’s like rain falling on the 10
Santa Ana’s creeping through the bedroom window again.
I feel the crashing waves when I touch your hips
The taste of falling stars upon your sweet lovely lips.

The silver screen ain’t never had no use for you and me
It seems like the walls around us are crumblin'
I found my way to you past the neon boulevard
Where the sun keep us safe and the sand is warm

And it feels like California when you’re in my arms
The glitter and the gutter in all its tragic charm
When the ground below us starts to shake no cause for alarm
Cause it feels like California when you’re in my arms.

I feel the wild fires burning on your fingertips
And your eyes shine brighter than the lights on the sunset strip.
I hear a sad song playing on the stereo
And it hits like the evening shade in el barrio.

And night becomes our time as days get shorter.
Your silhouette shimmers just like moonlight on water.
The world we thought we knew is gone, a tattered postcard
As we both seek shelter from the perfect storm.

Yeah it feels like California when you’re in my arms
Movie stars street cars named Desire can’t do harm.
Pacific Coast highways they just keep on keeping on
Yes it feels like California when you’re in my arms.

Your smile’s like rain falling on the 10
Santa Ana’s creeping out the kitchen window again
I feel the crashing waves when I touch your hips
The taste of falling stars upon your lips

Mulholland scene was never meant for you and me
We deserve it more than anyone but they can't see
I’ll stay with you and the strays on the broken boulevard
Till twilight comes an dances on the edge of dawn

And it feels like California when you’re in my arms
The glitter and the gutter in all its tragic charm
When the ground below us starts to shake no cause for alarm
Cause it feels like California when you’re in my arms
Track Name: Friday Night Angel
When the weight of the world’s on my back
she can free me with a smile.
Been working my fingers to the bone
but it’s alright

Cause when the working week is done
and its time to have a some fun
She’s the only thing
I’ve got on my mind

The light around your wings suit you well

Oh here she comes
Here comes my Friday night angel
Look like the world is hers to buy or sell.
Ain’t nothing wrong with a little bit of heaven on this earth
My heart's ringing like a bell
like a bell
my hearts ringing like a bell

When my trains coming off the track
She’ll keep me riding straight for miles
Ain’t no point in looking back when it feels like home

When I see you shuffling down the street
to the place where we’re gonna meet
I don’t know how I ever made it on my own

I don’t need a second guess or time to tell

Oh here she comes.
Here comes my Friday night angel.
Look like the world is hers to buy or sell
Ain’t nothing wrong with a little bit of heaven on this earth
My heart's ringing like a ....

Bell telling me its you
You feel the same as well
I caught you as you fell
To earth - there ain’t - no way
I’m giving you back now
the winds in our sails
in our sails
the winds in our sails

If the skies fade to black
She can take away the rain
When the weekend comes around it’s gonna be just fine

That downtown summer breeze
rolling through the happy trees
and It let’s me know your lovin's going to be on time

I think you left your halo on my window sill

oh here she comes.
Here comes my Friday night angel
Look like the world is hers to buy or sell

oh here she comes
Here come’s my Friday night angel
Track Name: I Started A Joke
I started a joke which started the whole world crying
But I didn't see that the joke was on me oh no
I started to cry which started the whole world laughing
Oh If I'd only seen that the joke was on me

I looked at the skies running my hands over my eyes
And I fell out of bed hurting my head from things that I said
'Till I finally died which started the whole world living
Oh If I'd only seen that the joke was on me

I looked at the skies running my hands over my eyes
And I fell out of bed hurting my head from things that I said
'Till I finally died which started the whole world living
Oh If I'd only seen that the joke was on me
Oh no that the joke was on me
Track Name: Into The Wind
I‘ve stuck around here long enough to know
These streets aren’t paved with diamonds and gold
This rusty avenue’s movin' away
way too slow for me
I need some time for reflection
new faces and a new direction
The front page of this travellin’ section
says I can make a disconnection
from the world I’m living in…

I should be getting In
getting in
to the wind…
I should be getting In
getting in
into the wind…

Summer rains still ain’t washed away
The ashes of your memory
The bus stops and traffic lights
are the same anywhere any night
Man sometimes I feel so old
I turn the page of a tale untold
A cold lonesome winter lay just ah head
I'm Hidin' neath the covers of my bed
Oh what a fine situation I’m in

I should be getting In
getting in
to the wind…
I should be getting In
getting in
into the wind…

I should be getting on, on with things, joint checking accounts and wedding rings
I should be getting on, a red eye tonight, into the setting sun, a new horizon at daylight
that's how I feel tonight yeah

The clock on the wall says it’s getting late
the city lights dance on my fire escape
I sing myself to sleep wid the radio on
I guess the another year has gone
the best laid plans often go awry
the grass ain't greener on the other side
I’m too full yeah to swallow my pride
the first steps come before a stride
And sometimes the losers, they win

I should be getting In
getting in
into the wind…
I should be getting In
getting in
into the wind…
Track Name: Jannette Angelle
Jannette Angelle
My baby downtown belle
Those days have long since gone
It's your time now and you're the one

Jannette Angelle
the sweetest little girl I could tell
that you watched the movies dreaming away
You'd be there directing someday

When the light shines on your face
As you stare out into space
from the fortress
With everything that came before ya, nobody could dare ignore you

Jannette Angelle
Having fun with your sista Marcelle
But its'time to venture out
And live your dreams there ain't no doubt

Jannette Angelle
left town on a hollywood trail
The family you left behind
Are rooting for you every time

And we knew your time would come
so pack your bags and bang the drum
to your stardom

a brand new world is coming close-a
grab on tight it's a rollacoast-tah

Jannette Angelle
Papparazzi on the red carpet yell

La,la,la, la, la, la
la, la, la, la, la

Jannette Angelle
My baby downtown belle
Those days have long since gone
It's your time now and this is you're song

Jannette Angelle,
the sweetest lil girl dont' rebel
la,la,la,la, la,la.....

Jannette Angelle,
never ever the ne'er-do-well
la,la,la,la, la, la.....

Jannette Angelle,
movieholic baby b bombshell
la,la,la,la, la, la.....

Jannette Angelle,
Having fun with your sista Marcelle
la,la,la,la, la, la.....
la,la,la,la, la, la.....
la,la,la,la, la, la.....
Track Name: 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: Lost In The Street
They say wise men keep silent when they really need to be
Deep doubts, deep hurts; small minds, little wisdom screamin'at me
So I push and I shove my revenge seems to always find
That my eye for an eye policy makes the whole world go blind

And I can't always change what I really know
All I can play is a clown act show
So I move to the left
Then I move to the right
I can't find the center so lost
Lost in the street tonight

They say If you're afraid of being lonely don't try to be right
Look for lovers and strangers give it up and baby you just might
Find a place in the sun and your name on the big marquee
Playin' for all the lost people who can't decide on who they should be

And I can't always change what I really know
All I can play is a clown act show
So I move to the left
Then I shake to the right
I can't find the center so lost
Lost in the street tonight

a poet a know-it a plumber there goes a handy man
a singer a player a writer in a one man band
a mehcanic in panic there goes a man without his pipe
I guess I never find my way uptown so call me mister guttersnipe

They say a man by himself is in bad company
So I'm looking for lovers and friends but no one really looking for me
So I sit all alone with my rants am I going insane
Sometimes I feel so lonely cause no one's ever really gonna know my name

And I can't always change what I really know
All I can play is a clown act show
So I move to the left
Then I run to the right
I can't find the center so lost
Lost in the street tonight
Track Name: Mad World
All around me are familiar faces
Worn out places worn out faces
Bright and early for the daily races
Going nowhwere going nowhere
Tears are filling up their empty glasses
No expression no expression
Hide my head I wanna drown my sorrow
No tomorrow
No tomorrow

And I found it kinda of funny
And I find it kinda of sad
When the dreams in which I'm dying
Are the best I've ever had
And I find it hard to tell you
And I find it hard to take
When people run in circles
It's a very very....

Mad World
Mad World
Mad World
Mad World

Children waiting for the day they feel good
Happy birthday happy birthday
And to feel the way that every child
Sit and listen sit and listen
Went to school and I was very nervous
No one knew me no one knew me
Teacher tell me what's my lesson
Look right through me
Look right through me

And I found it kinda of funny
And I find it kinda of sad
When the dreams in which I'm dying
Are the best I've ever had
And I find it hard to tell you
And I find it hard to take
When people run in circles
It's a very very....

Mad World
Mad World
Mad World
Mad World

And I found it kinda of funny
And I find it kinda of sad
When the dreams in which I'm dying
Are the best I've ever had
And I find it hard to tell you
And I find it hard to take
When people run in circles
It's a very very....

Mad World
Mad World
Mad World
Mad World
Track Name: Marijuana Pot Weed
MarijuanaPotWeed, MarijuanaPotWeed, MarijuanaPotWeed Now
MarijuanaPotWeed, MarijuanaPotWeed, MarijuanaPotWeed Now

My first day of school thought this place was cool
they told me all these things and made me out a fool
ideas of destiny to conquer peoples land
from sea to shiny sea yea thats the master plan

my father told me son you do what you can
Freedom in the hour now thats the master plan

MarijuanaPotWeed, MarijuanaPotWeed, MarijuanaPotWeed Now
MarijuanaPotWeed, MarijuanaPotWeed, MarijuanaPotWeed Now

my father told me son you do what you can
Freedom in the hour now thats the master plan

MarijuanaPotWeed, MarijuanaPotWeed, MarijuanaPotWeed Now
MarijuanaPotWeed, MarijuanaPotWeed, MarijuanaPotWeed Now

my father told me son you do what you can
Freedom in the hour now thats the master plan

MarijuanaPotWeed, MarijuanaPotWeed, MarijuanaPotWeed Now
MarijuanaPotWeed, MarijuanaPotWeed, MarijuanaPotWeed Now
Track Name: Radio Town
We used to walk down every street moving to the beat inside our heads, our heads.
The skyscrapers were looking down to shade our way and follow us around, downtown.
Memories were fading fast, portraits of a checkered past hearts wound up in the lost and found

in a place called Radio Town
a place called Radio Town
sad to hear you won’t be coming a-round, oh yeah

World was ours to keep no one else could wake us from our sleep, much too deep
Thought the days would never end now I know I’ll never see your face, again

Cause you went your way I went mine we grow older we might find that now and then we still might hear the sound
from the streets of Radio Town
the streets of Radio town
so sad to hear you won’t be coming ‘round, oh yeah

my friends all good things must come to an end
I can honestly say I would never ever trade a day
from the past such a shame they never last with a smile
sublime with you we're frozen in time, immmmeee... oh

We used to walk down every street moving to the beat inside our heads, our heads
Skyscrapers were looking down to shade our way and follow us around, downtown
I cried the day it all came down no innocence to be found until the day we die we’ll both be bound

to the streets of Radio Town
the streets of Radio Town
sad to know you won’t be coming round

the streets of Radio Town
this used to be our home town
the streets of Radio Town
the streets of Radio Town
Track Name: Riding The Bus
Get a Clue
Yes it's true
The system just broke in two

Life's not fair
So ya stare
Deer in a headlight glare

Run over by a truck
Ain't no luck Chuck
Clampdown always makes a buck

with a Knife in your Back
Jumping flash jack
Let it go and don't look back

Don't look back to the past
When life was sweet and we ran fast
The future is still ahead of us
We just gotta take the right bus

Into town
look we found
A million people on the ground

Just like us
Riding the bus gus
Nowhere to go not in a rush

on the streets
hear the drum beats
Police and thieves kill to compete

On Judgement day
What can they say
It doesn't matter anyway

Don't look back to the past
When life was sweet and we ran fast
The future is still ahead of us
We just gotta take the right bus

Don't look back to the past
When life was sweet and we ran fast
The future is still ahead of us
We just gotta take the right bus

It's not me or you its all of us
Riding the bus
Track Name: Southbound
Well I'll be heading out round midnight
Pack up my car freedom don't wanna be found
I Want to live where my feet touch the ground
an if you call my name in the moonlight you won't hear a sound
Ah just round midnight I'll be southbound
Ah just round midnight I'm going be, gonna be southbound

Well you can keep on laughing on my CDs
smash my guitar with your big theories, class clown
Tell them I'll won't be coming around
Sorry ya'll, didn't mean to let you down
Ah just round midnight I'll be southbound
Ah just round midnight I'm gonna be, gonna be southbound

Southbound on the highway heading for a new day
I never thought I would feel so free
I got the cure that fits me whistling dixie
No more paying the rent with my memories
oh yeah, oh yeah, whoa yeah, oh yeah yeah yeah

Well I'll be heading out round midnight
Lookin' ahead clear roads are coming around
I Want to live where my feet touch the ground
And if you call my name in the moonlight you won't hear a sound
Ah just round midnight I'll be southbound
Ah just round midnight I'll be southbound
Ah Just round midnight I'm gonna be, gonna be southbound

gonna be southbound
I'm gonna be southbound
gonna be southbound
bye ya'll
Track Name: We All Hit The Wall
Time to Go - I
Just want you to know -that I
Love you so and would do it all again

They say we're all just
Dust in the wind - but
I'm okay cause I know where I've been

On the long road up - I found
The short road in
Was a hellava ride please forgive my sins

But I am not alone I can
See the stones of
All those before and some of my friends

So I'll wait for you and your
Spirit too
But not just yet cause you gotta live

You gotta live, You gotta live, You gotta live, You gotta live

Live now cause there ain't no going back
100 billion people testify to that

They hit the wall when they did't think they should
It always hits ya when you really looking good ...cause

We all hit the wall
We all hit the wall
We all hit the wall
We all hit and
Fall down never hit the ground and fly all around on the stars

Blast off to another universe
Billions of people want to see who will go first
It could be you or the freddy on the floor
It doesn't matter when it's knocking at your door cause

We all hit the wall
We all hit the wall
We all hit the wall
We all hit the

Fall down never hit the ground and fly all around on the stars

cause we all hit the wall
We all hit the wall
We all hit the wall
We all hit the wall

Yes we all hit the wall
We all hit the wall
We all hit the wall
We all hit the Wall.....

Time to Go - I
Just want you to know -that I
Love you so and would do it all again

They say we're all just
Dust in the wind - but
I'm okay cause I know where I've been

On the long road up - I found
The short road in
Was a hellava ride please forgive my sins

I wish I could stay but I
But I made my way
My story is done
And this is the end

Yes, I hit the wall and I
Took the call
I did the best that I can

So I'll wait for you and your
Spirit too but
Not just yet cause you gotta live

You gotta live, You gotta live, You gotta live, You gotta live