UB40 - Johnny Too Bad Lyrics

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Walking down the road
With a pistol in your waist
Johnny you're too bad
Walking down the road
With a ratchet in your waist
Johnny you're too bad

[Chorus]
You're just robbin' and stabbin'
And lootin' and shooting'
You're too bad (repeat)

One of these day's
When you hear a voice say come,
Where you gonna run to?
One of these day's
When you hear a voice say come,
Where you gonna run to?

[Chorus]

You're gonna run to the rock
For rescue, there'll be no rock
You're gonna run to the rock
For rescue, there'll be no rock
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Cherry Oh Baby
  • 2 Keep On Moving
  • 3 Please Don't Make Me Cry
  • 4 Sweet Sensation
  • 5 Johnny Too Bad
  • 6 Red Red Wine
  • 7 Guilty
  • 8 She Caught the Train
  • 9 Version Girl
  • 10 Many Rivers to Cross


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: John Martyn
    album: Track 5 in album Labour of Love
    release date: 1983
    popularity : 88 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Reggae
    styles: Dub/Synth-pop/Reggae-Pop
    producer: UB40 and Ray “Pablo” Falconer
    lead vocals: Norman Hassan
    vocal: Ali Campbell and Robin Campbell
    engineer: Howard Gray
    bass: Earl Falconer
    guitar: Ali Campbell and Robin Campbell
    additional keyboard: Jackie Mittoo
    keyboard: Michael Virtue
    percussion: Norman Hassan and Astro
    other vocals: Astro
    saxophone: Brian Travers
    drums & drum machine: Jim Brown
    composer: Delroy Wilson
    lyricist: Delroy Wilson
    writer: Derrick Leapold Crooks, Hylton Beckford, Winston Bailey
    Album Information
    label: A&M Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 075021498013
    script: Latin