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Written by Tommy Shaw
Lead vocals by Tommy Shaw

Dear John I knew you
About as well as anyone
We were the wild ones
So sure those days would never end
Now they're only memories my friend

Dear John I'll see you
Some day again

I swear I saw you
On a crowded street today
I almost called your name
Thinking of all those yesterdays
Heaven help me
How I miss my friend

Dear John I'll see you
Some day again

There'll be a celebration
When all will be revealed
We'll have a reunion
High on a hill

Dear John how are you
God know it's heaven where you are
Find some peace there
May it never end

Dear John my heart knows
We'll meet again
Dear John I'll see you...
Some day again



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  • crazyboutthe80s
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    crazyboutthe80sSep 22, 2008 at 3:30 am
    This song was written as a tribute to late Styx drummer, John Panazzio, (or whatever his last name was.)who passed away in the late 90's
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    DracologistFeb 25, 2009 at 6:35 pm
    Crazyboutthe80s is right about one thing. Which is that Dear John was tributed to John Panozzo who did die in the late 90s due to liver failure because of his constant drinking. To me it's a very sad song.

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