Johnsonís Love    (video)    (intro)

 

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1. †††††She had left him lost and broken

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††† like no other had before,

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††† and now his heart was just a token

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††† of the pain it had endured.

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††† And his memories were clouded

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††† with all the hurtful things she'd said,

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††† yes, for all intent and purpose

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††† he might just as well been dead.

 

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And some people claim they still hear him call her name,

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hey, hey, Maureen, swear they hear him just that plain.

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Deep in the night, oh, and sometimes right at dawn,

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see his body died some years ago

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but around here Mr Johnsonís love lives on.

 

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2. He seemed far away and distant

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††† with that cold and silent stare,

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††† never moving, never speaking,

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††† and just barely breathing air.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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††† No one really knew her reason,

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††† and who can judge her right or wrong,

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††† the only true and solemn fact is,

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††† the man we'd known was all but gone.

 

+ CHORUS

 

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3. Sissy Thompson said she'd seen him,

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††† late that night on Shelby road,

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††† about a mile from there they found him,

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†† it seems he died out in the snow.

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††† I heard the preacher at the service

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††† say from love he's finally free,

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††† but I say love it knows no season,

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††† it haunts the soul eternally.

 

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+ CHORUS††† + Yes, his body died some years ago,

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††† but around here Mr. Johnsonís love lives on.

 

††† (Dwight Yoakam)