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  • St Vincent - Happy Birthday, Johnny - Voice and Piano Cover

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    A quick one to celebrate playing the piano again.

    Lyrics:

    [Verse 1]
    Remember one Christmas I gave you Jim Carroll
    Intended it as a cautionary tale
    You said you saw yourself inside there
    Dog-eared it like a how-to manual
    Remember one summer we walked in Times Square
    I showed you the zombies with hundred-inch stares
    You took a Bic, set your hotel on fire
    We took the blame, took the bags to the train

    [Chorus 1]
    Happy Birthday, Johnny
    Wherever you are
    Happy Birthday, Johnny
    Wherever you are

    [Verse 2]
    The last time you called it was on New Years' Eve
    You asked me for dough to get somethin' to eat
    Since we last spoke, you live on the street
    Yeah, I wouldn't believe all the shit that you seen

    [Chorus 2]
    Happy New Year, Johnny
    Is it 23?
    Happy New Year, Johnny
    Are the lights on the trees?

    [Verse 3]
    When I said, “Let me think,” and you yelled through your teeth
    Accused me of actin' like all royalty
    Always for show, no true charity
    You saw me on magazines and TV

    [Verse 4]
    But if they only knew the real version of me
    Only you know the secrets, the swamp, and the fear
    What happened to blood, our family?
    Annie, how could you do this to me?

    [Outro]
    Of course, I blame me
    When you get free, Johnny
    I hope you find peace Show less
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