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"JOHNNIE"
Daniel J. Boddicker, Kevin Simnacher/©2011 SimRocker Publishing (BMI) All rights reserved.

The soldiers in blue run to the attack

knowing that they might not ever come back
and the Ice Man laughs as Winter is drawing near.

The soldiers in gray run into the fray
trying to drive the blue soldiers away
and the Ice Man laughs as he begins his attack on the rear.

The dying died and the wounded cried
and everyone else got tired of the fight
which all turned towards the Ice Man's lines.

Johnnie left home when just a young man
but when he came home he was an old hand
at fighting and killing and maiming his fellow man.

Searching, he's been searching so long—hoping for a place where he can run
Searching, he's been searching so long—trying to find a place to hang his gun.

Summer finally came but the killing went on
no matter what he did Johnnie couldn't get warm
it felt like the cold was just tearing him apart.

The day that Johnnie met his death
he realized with his final breath
that the Ice Man was only the hatred in his heart.

Searching, he's been searching so long—hoping for a place where he can run
Searching, he's been searching so long—trying to find a place to hang his gun.

     
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