the warden

the warden

Steve Earle (with The Pogues) - "Johnny Come Lately"

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I'm an American boys, come a long way I was born and bred in the USA So listen up close, I got something to say Boys, I'm buying this round. Well it took a Iittle while but we're in this fight And we ain't going home 'til we've done what's right Gonna drink Camden Town dry tonight If I have to spend my last pound. When I first got to London it was pourin' down rain Met a Iittle girl in the field canteen Painted her name on the nose of my plane Six more missions I'm gone Well I asked if I could stay and she said that I might Then the warden came around yelling "Shut out the lights!" Death rainin' out of the London night We made love 'til dawn. But when Johnny Come Lately comes marching home With a chest full of medals and a G.I. loan They'll be waitin' at the station down in San Antone When Johnny comes marching home. My P-47 is a pretty good ship She took a round coming cross the Channel last trip I was thinking 'bout my baby and letting her rip Always got me through so far. Well they can ship me all over this great big world But I'll never find nothing like my North End girl I'm taking her home with me one day sir Soon as we win this war. Now my Granddaddy sang me this song Told me about London when the Blitz was on How he married Grandma and brought her back home A hero throughout his land. Now I'm standing on a runway in San Diego A couple Purple Hearts and I move a little slow There's nobody here, maybe nobody knows About a place called Vietnam...