Mike Ness)

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

Eric Wincentsen
Glendale Community College
Glendale, Arizona
"I'm just marking my territory
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Lost Child Lyrics

Social Distortion – Lost Child Lyrics

Songwriters: MICHAEL NESS
Lost Child lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing

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