Sublime - The Ballad of Johnny Butt Lyrics

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Johnny Butt was a man with a real strong will to survive
He just keep pushin' on even though he was barely alive
So shoot it up, shoot it up, it just don't matter
Johnny says he wants go do it
Says he wants to kill a cop

We've got a brand new dance
It's called we've got to overcome
We've got a brand new dance
It's called we've got to overcome

So Johnny just keep pushin' 'cause the streets are yours
There'll come a day, when all that **** won't matter
So shoot it up, shoot it up, it just don't matter
When you're resisting anyway

We've got a brand new dance
It's called we've got to overcome
We've got a brand new dance
It's called we've got to overcome

So Johnny just keep on pushin', the streets are yours
There'll come a day when all of that **** won't matter
So shoot it up, shoot it up, it just don't matter
Resisting anyway

We've got a brand new dance
It's called we've got to overcome
We've got a brand new dance
It's called we've got to overcome

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Garden Grove
  • 2 What I Got
  • 3 Wrong Way
  • 4 Same in the End
  • 5 April 29, 1992 (Miami)
  • 6 Santeria
  • 7 Seed
  • 8 Jailhouse
  • 9 Pawn Shop
  • 10 Paddle Out
  • 11 The Ballad of Johnny Butt
  • 12 Burritos
  • 13 Under My Voodoo
  • 14 Get Ready
  • 15 Caress Me Down
  • 16 What I Got (reprise)
  • 17 Doin’ Time


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Kevin Burr Roach, Mike Davis, Richard Anthony Selga
    album: Track 11 in album Sublime
    release date: 1996-7-30
    popularity : 163 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Reggae
    styles: Alternative Rock/Ska/Punk
    length: 2:12
    producer: Paul Leary
    mixer: Paul Leary
    engineer: Stuart Sullivan
    Album Information
    label: Gasoline Alley
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 008811141325
    script: Latin