Johnny was my man

from by Both Sides of the Line

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    New 12 track album released September 2016. Country, rockabilly and jazzy sounds

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Johnny was my Man

Johnny was my man but he didn’t have a plan
And he never really had a clue
He partied nights away and slumbered through the day
And he wanted me to do that too

Come dancing with me he’d smile and he’d plead
As he rolled himself another joint
Our friends will be there with a flagon of beer
But I couldn’t really see the point


Johnny I said, get out of my bed, pet
This is no way for you to get ahead, pet
Johnny I said you’re making me fret, pet
I’ll never be the fool you turned out to be

Johnny was a clown, you’d see him on the town
He was always good for having a laugh
But when the money ran out there was never a doubt
It was me that he would always ask


Johnny was a man who didn’t understand
That someone had to pay the rent
He had plenty of charm and he meant me no harm
But I knew that it was time he went


from Party Line!, released September 16, 2016



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Both Sides of the Line Dunedin, New Zealand

Both Sides of the Line's cd, Sideshow, is " a record chock full of slinky country tunes, built upon 21st Century ‘adult contemporary’ bones. Digging a little beneath the surface you will find cooing swing come-ons here (Magical Man), fleeting touches of Americana there (Macs General Store), rockabilly beats and soft rock tendencies throughout." (Ricardo Kerr, NZ Musician). ... more

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