I Hope My Johnny Comes Rolling Home

from Cape Disappointment by Aaron Semer

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lyrics

I hope my Johnny comes rolling home
He lost his legs in that useless war
He didn’t even know what he was fighting for
And I don’t think I can stand to lose anymore

They shipped him off when the towers fell
Sent him to a valley in a mountainous hell
There were rumors of insurgents hanging out down the way
They rolled into the village and blew ‘em all away

The world was convinced we had to take out Sadam
So they moved his whole unit to the desert land
They wasted all the cities, they wasted every man
They took out all the leaders but they didn’t have a plan

So we got a new leader, I thought things were gettin’ better
But the blood on our hands just kept gettin’ redder
We headed into Libya, we’re fightin’ forever
Took out Gaddafi and we did it with pleasure

Now we got problems in Syria
The people don’t care they’re oblivious
Things are out of hand, they’re gettin’ serious
And little Johnny’s mind has gone delirious

I hope my Johnny comes rolling home
He lost his mind in those useless wars
He didn’t even know what he was fighting for
He lost his legs, and we lost so much more

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from Cape Disappointment, released November 15, 2019
Aaron Semer – vocals, acous. & elec. guitars, bass
Travis Curry – drums
Michael Wohl – elec. guitar
The Disappointers – backing vocals

Produced by Aaron Semer and Colin J. Nelson
Recorded and Mixed at Her Car by Colin J. Nelson, Seattle, WA
Mastered by Saff Mastering, Chicago, IL

Music and lyrics by Aaron Semer, © 2019, BMI

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"Semer draws from the tradition of the best singer/songwriters in that he can write about any variety of topics and make it all seem too easy. With Cape Disappointment, he deserves a seat at the table alongside Jeff Tweedy, Steve Earle, Warren Zevon, and John Prine. He's that good." - PopMatters ... more

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