johnny ryall lyrics – beastie boys

“one two three four”
“one two three four”
“one two three four”
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johnny ryall is the b*m on my stoop
i gave him fifty cents to buy some soup
he knows the time with the fresh gucci watch
he’s even more over than the mayor ed koch
washing windows on the bowery at a quarter to four
’cause he ain’t gonna’ work on maggie’s farm no more
livin’ on borrowed time and borrowed money
sleepin’ on the street there ain’t a d*mn thing funny
with the hand me down food and the hand me down clothes
a rockabilly past of which n*body knows
makes his home all over the place
he goes to sleep by falling down on his face
sometimes known as the leader of the homeless
sometimes drunk and he’s always phoneless
sleepin’ on the street in a cardboard box
better off drinkin’ than smokin’ the rocks

well.
johnny ryall johnny ryall
kickin’ uptown kickin’ downtown kickin’ crosstown
johnny ryall johnny ryall

he drinks where he lies he’s covered with flies
he’s got the hand me down pumas and the tie dyes
well you go upstate and get your head together
thunderbird is the word and you’re light as a feather
detox at the flop house no booze allowed
remember the good old days with the rockabilly crowd
memphis is where he’s from um in tennessee
he lives in the street but he’s no b*m no
he’s a rockabilly star from the days of old
he used to have teeth all filled with gold
he got a platinum voice but only gold records
on the b*ss was boots and on the drums was checkers
luis vuitton with the gucci guitar johnny ryall
“who do you think you are”

johnny ryall johnny ryall
takin’ the night train takin’ the o.e.
johnny ryall johnny ryall

“one two three four”
“one two three four”
“one two three four”
“one two three.”

donald trump and donald tramp living in the men’s shelter
wonder bread bag shoes and singing helter skelter
he asks for a dollar you know what it’s for
man bottle after bottle he always needs more
he’s no less important than you working cl*ss stiffs
he drinks a lot of liquor but he don’t drink p*ss
he paid his dues playing the blues
he claims that he wrote the blue suede shoes
elvis shaved his head when he went into the army
“that’s right y’all his name is”
johnny – kick it

johnny ryall johnny ryall
johnny ryall johnny rya.

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