Lost Child lyrics by Social Distortion - original song full text. Official Lost Child lyrics, 2020 version | LyricsMode.com
Request & respond explanations
  • Don't understand the meaning of the song?
  • Highlight lyrics and request an explanation.
  • Click on highlighted lyrics to explain.
Social Distortion – Lost Child lyrics
What did he do, what did he say?
Picked up by the police, only seventeen
His mother turned tricks just to buy his toys

His father left him as a little boy
But Johnny wasn't crazy
72 hour evaluation
Immediate psychiatric help
He was just an angry boy

Years later, nothing much has changed
Living in the streets in a world of his own
Liquor, drugs and gangs have made him a man
He stops and watches his heart turn to stone
He's an important person now

He's running with a wayward crowd

But Johnny wasn't crazy
He was just a lonely boy
The pain got too great, an eventual suicide
Fear and anger were trapped deep inside
If only Johnny could have opened up his heart
Then me and Johnny wouldn't never had to part
He's tired of running the vicious circle

He loaded and cocked his .45
But Johnny wasn't crazy
He was just a frightened boy

Oh Johnny
How many Johnnys must there be?
How I wish you were here

Lyrics taken from /lyrics/s/social_distortion/lost_child.html

  • Email
  • Correct

Lost Child meanings

Write about your feelings and thoughts about Lost Child

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

Post meanings

Min 50 words
Not bad

official video

Featured lyrics

0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z