Johnny Come Lately Song Lyrics

Steve Earle


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Steve Earle
album: Track 5 in album Copperhead Road
release date: 1988-10-17
popularity : 154 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Country/Country Rock
length: 4:10
producer: Steve Earle and Tony Brown
guest performer: The Pogues
mixer: Joe Hardy
recorded by: Chris Birkett
composer: Steve Earle
lyricist: Steve Earle

Album Information

label: UNI Records
country(area): United States
format: CD
barcode: 039405000728
script: Latin

Cover Art

Steve Earle Copperhead Road cover art


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I'm an American, boys, and I've come a long way
Born and bred in the USA
So listen up close, I've got something to say
Boys, I'm buying this round
Well it took a little while, but we're in this fight
And we ain't going home 'til we've done what's right
We're gonna drink Camden Town dry tonight
If I have to spend my last pound

When I first got to London it was pourin' down rain
Met a little girl in the field canteen
Painted het name on the nose of my plane
Six more missions, I'm gone
Well I asked if I could stay and she said that I might
Then the warden came around yelling "turn out the lights"


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Copperhead Road
  • 2 Snake Oil
  • 3 Back to the Wall
  • 4 The Devil's Right Hand
  • 5 Johnny Come Lately
  • 6 Even When I'm Blue
  • 7 You Belong to Me
  • 8 Waiting on You
  • 9 Once You Love
  • 10 Nothing but a Child