Johnny Like Thunder

from The Awesome Depression by Devastating Karate

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Heard your whole life on that dust-up vinyl
Singing them lows clear as I remember
Had run-ins with the law, but seemed to be true
Played the songs, did it all, it ain’t art it’s just you

Those kids give you praise, for fear, for respect
Sometimes life ain’t right but there’s nothing to correct
Couldn’t play it any other way, that felt just plain wrong
But what’s lost if pure so let’s try to be strong

Johnny like thunder all dressed up in black (x4)

You’ve seen your days and left us with loss
You’ve cried and you’ve played and now you paid the cost
With all that you gave we’ll sure mix something new
So let’s all move on and keep searching for the truth.


from The Awesome Depression, released November 26, 2009


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"A tongue-in-cheek, honky-tonk tinged (former) power trio that hoists a brew to everything from Hank Williams' earthy country to hormonal '80s hair metal, this bunch is almost as fun as that one Fourth of July where Uncle Kenny passed out on the neighbors' lawn" (Jason Bracelin, Las Vegas Review-Journal) ... more

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