Who Sang John Doe? Shaggy

Shaggy Midnite Lover cover art

Some other versions of "John Doe"
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Orville Burrell, Dave Kelly, Author Unknown Composer
release date: 1997-8-24
genres: Reggae
styles: Reggae/Dancehall
length: 3:41
Lets do this one positively
This one goes out to me mislead
To preserve the youths of tomorrow
Today is the time to stop all the unnecessary blood shed
Life of a gangster is not sweet
And I'm coming to you straight from the streets
This could be a story about anybody
But let's call him John Doe

[Chorus]
A rude boy get murder cops were quicker on the draw
Another youth get murder a victim of the law
Rude boy get murder cops were quicker on the draw
Another youth get murder a victim of the law

Johnny was wicked ragamuffin and raw
Pull off a robbery but the cops he never saw
He got surrounded and they crushed him like a straw
John Doe went out like that
No, no, no
He heard them coming but he didn't get to flee
Wanted by the cops was living like a refugee
Do no evil think no evil try it and you will see
Bad boy and law man don't gree

[Chorus]

Wicker on the microphone that is where I get my vibe
Trying to hustle and make a dollar ain't got no 9 to 5
watching my back when going home and trying to stay alive
Got to strive, got to strive, got to strive
Johnny was a gangster well ain't life a *****
Robbing with his homies then they got ditched
Thought he was the man but he was rolling with a snitch
All he wanted to do was get rich

[Chorus]

Lets do this one positively
This one goes out to me mislead
To preserve the youths of tomorrow
Today is the time to stop all the unnecessary blood shed
Life of a gangster is not sweet
And I'm coming to you straight from the streets
This could be a story about anybody
But let's call him John Doe

[Chorus]



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 My Dream
  • 2 Perfect Song
  • 3 Tender Love
  • 4 Geenie
  • 5 Sexy Body Girl
  • 6 Piece Of My Heart
  • 7 Think Ah So It Go
  • 8 Midnite Lover
  • 9 Mission
  • 10 Way Back Home
  • 11 John Doe
  • 12 Thank You Lord

  • Album Information
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    script: Latin