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Ellen Foley – Johnny And Mary lyrics

By Robert Palmer

Johnny's always running around
Trying to find certainty
He needs all the world to confirm
That he ain't lonely...
Mary counts the walls
Knows he tires easily
Johnny thinks the world would be right
If it would buy truth from him
Mary says he changes his mind
More than a woman...
But she made her bed
Even though the chance was slim

Johnny's always running around, running around, running around.
Johnny's always running around, running away.

Johnny says he's willing to learn
When he decides he's a fool
Johnny says he'll live anywhere
When he has time to...
Mary combs her hair
Says she should be used to it
Mary always hedges her bets
She never knows what to think
She says he's still acting like he's being discovered...
Scared that he'll get caught
Without a second thought

Repeat Chorus

Johnny feels he's wasting his breath
Trying to talk sense to her
Mary says he's lacking a real sense of proportion...
Mary counts the walls
Says she should be used to it

Repeat Chorus

(run run run,
run run run,
run run run,
run run run)

Repeat Chorus and fade to end

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