Johnny Too Bad

by Jimmy Cliff

Jimmy Cliff, OM (born James Chambers on 1 April 1948) is a Jamaican musician, singer and actor. He is the only currently living musician to hold the Order of Merit, the highest honour that can be granted by the Jamaican government for achievement in the arts and sciences.




Walking down the road 
With an old blade in your hand, 
Johnny too bad, that's what they say
Walking down the road 
With a blade in your waist, 
Johnny too bad, Johnny too bad
Don't you play come faking, 
You're looking and mistaking, 
Too bad
You're hurrying and you're shooting, 
You're losing, told you, 
You're too bad

Just one of these days, 
You're going to make your woman cry, 
Ooh, Johnny too bad
One of these days, 
You're going to make your woman cry, 
'Cause Johnny, you're so bad, 
That's what they tell me about you 
With you looking and sticking 
Switchblade a-picking, 
Too bad 
Oh I told you, yes you did it, 
Don't you, I told you, too bad
That's what they say about you

Walking down the road, 
You're going to hear a voice say 
Go, Johnny, where you're going to run to, 
Come that sweet day. 
You may be walking down the road, 
You're might hear a voice say
Go, Johnny, where you're going to run to, 
Come that sweet day 
You might run to the rock for rescue, 
You'll find a rock, you'll find a rock there 
Run to the rock for rescue, 
There will be no rock, be no rock at dawn 

Walking down the road, 
With a blade in your waist
(Johnny too bad)
Johnny too bad, Johnny too bad
Walking down the road, 
With a blade in your, with a blade your waist 
You're too bad Johnny, too bad Johnny, too bad Johnny 
With your blade a picking, switchblade licking, 
Too bad 
With you licking and sticking, blade come picking, 
Too bad, that's what they say about you
With your blade come licking, licking, sticking, 
That's what they say about you 
Licking, sticking, too bad

(J-J-J-J-J-J-Johnny) 

Johnny go walking
Johnny go talking
Johnny go walking
Johnny go talking
Johnny go walking now
Johnny go talking
Johnny

Written by: DERRICK CROOKS, HYLTON BECKFORD, TREVOR WILSON, WINSTON BAILEY

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