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Johnny Bye Bye


Auteur/Compositeur : Bruce Springsteen

Texte chanson

She drew out all her money from the Southern Trust And put her little boy on a Greyhound Bus Leaving Memphis with a guitar in his hand On a one-way ticket to the promised land Hey little girl with the red dress on There's party tonight down in Memphis down I'll be going down there if you need a ride The man on the radio says Elvis Presley's died We drove down into Memphis, the sky was hard and black Up over the ridge came a white Cadillac They'd drawn out all his money and they laid him in the back A woman cried from the roadside "Ah he's gone, he's gone" They found him slumped up against the drain With a whole lot of trouble running through his veins Bye-bye Johnny Johnny bye-bye You didn't have to die You didn't have to die Alternate 1981 live version: She drew out all her money from the Southern Trust And put her little boy on a Greyhound bus Leaving Memphis with a guitar in his hand With a one-way ticket to the promised land. Now, hey little girl with the red dress on There's a party tonight down in Memphis town I'll be going down now if you need a ride Come on, come on let's go tonight How many have fallen with a dream denied Now, tell me baby are you lonesome tonight? 'Cause a man on the radio says Elvis Presley died Come on,come on,let's go tonight. He drove down into Memphis,the sky was hard and black Up over the ridge came a white Cadillac They're standing by the roadside. In the heat Bound together, forever, in the promise of an endless sleep They found him slumped up against the drain With a whole lot of nothing running through his veins Bye bye Johnny, Johnny bye bye You didn't have to die, you didn't have to die