Add Explanation
Add Meaning
New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.
David Olney – Dillinger lyrics

Driving across the Illinois plain
Hard times in '33
John's got a bottle and he's feeling no pain
Just the usual low down misery
Hey John don't you think it's a crying shame
A man lose a farm and he ain't to blame
"They're suckers," says John Dillinger

It's another bleak November day
Can't decide to rain or snow
The money's in the bags and they're getting away
Heading north to Chicago
Big gray buildings, little gray men
Have a little fun then we'll do it again
"All right," says John Dillinger

Luther's bleeding from a hole in his side

I don't believe he'll make it through
Ruby cradles his head and she starts to cry
Oh God, what can I do?
I've always been a gangster's girl
Don't die and leave me alone in the world
"Shut up," says John Dillinger

Across his lap a sub-machine
Under his arm A. 38
He's feeling alive, he's feeling mean
His yellow eyes are filled with hate
The papers say he's a Robin Hood
Mistreated and misunderstood
"Fuck'em," says John Dillinger

"All right," says John Dillinger

Lyrics taken from

  • Email
  • Correct


      Write about your feelings and thoughts

      Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
      Min 50 words
      Not bad
      This page is missing some information about the song. Please expand it to include this information. You can help by uploading artist's image, adding song structure elements, writing song meaning or creating lyrics explanation.



      [an error occurred while processing the directive]