I was only a child when I met you.
You came from the Burma Lagoon.
You said, "Would you like a bit of travel?"
You promised me all but the moon.
I asked you what you did for a living.
And you swore, God's my witness, to me.
That you worked for the railroad people,
And would never ever follow the sea.

You said a lot, Johnny.
Not a word was true, Johnny.
You betrayed me, Johnny
The moment we met.
I hate your guts Johnny.
Don't stand there grinning
Take that cigarette out of your mouth, you pig.

[Chorus]
Surabaya Johnny,
Why did you treat me so wrong?
Surabaya, Johnny,
My God, and I do love you so.
Surabaya, Johnny,
Why am I feeling so low?
You have no heart, Johnny.
And I do love you so.

At first, it was always Sunday,
As long as I pleased you at night.
But only a few weeks later,
Not a thing I did was right.
Up and down we tramped through the Punjab,
The river along to the sea.
But now when I look in the mirror,
There's a broken face that I see.

You wanted no love, Johnny.
You wanted the loot, Johnny.
But your lips, Johnny,
I could never forget.
You asked for everything, Johnny,
I gave you more, Johnny.
Take that cigarette out of your mouth, you shit

Surabaya, Johnny.
Why did treat me so bad?
Surabaya, Johnny,
My God, and I love you so.
Surabaya, Johnny.
Why am I feeling so low?
You have no heart, Johnny,
And I do love you so.

I wish I had paid more attention
To that nickname of yours and the rest.
All along that bloody awful coastline,
You have been a notorious guest.
In a sixpence-a-night bed one morning,
I will wake to the thunder of the sea.
And your ship will be leaving the harbor,
And you won't even wave to me.

You have no heart, Johnny!
You're a bastard, Johnny!
Why did you leave me?
Can you tell me that?
I love you more, Johnny,
Than the first night, Johnny.
Take that fucking cigarette out of your mouth, you shit.

[Chorus]
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Surabaya Johnny Lyrics

Marc Almond – Surabaya Johnny Lyrics

Songwriters: WEILL, KURT/BRECHT, EUGEN BERTHOLD
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