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Only A Lad

Lyrics

Johnny was bad, even as a child everybody could tell,
Everyone said, "If you don't get straight
You'll surely go to hell."

But Johnny didn't care,
full lyrics
Johnny was bad, even as a child everybody could tell,
Everyone said, "If you don't get straight
You'll surely go to hell."

But Johnny didn't care,
full lyrics

Features of This Track

punk influences
a subtle use of vocal harmony
mild rhythmic syncopation
a political satire lyric
call and answer vocal harmony (Antiphony)
repetitive melodic phrasing
minor key tonality
electric guitar riffs
a dynamic male vocalist
prominent organ
the subtle use of a horn section
narrative lyrics

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Comments

Oh yeah!!!
dsatoris
Only A Lad.....
Hahaha...!
So fun!
What a great band and one of thier great songs. He did not want learn things, he had other interest. He liked to burn things!
This song takes me back to my 'non-regrett a b l e ' new wave days. Damn it why do we have to grow up-lol to pay bills of course!!!! Boingo is awesome!!
Love Oingo Boingo!!!
I had this song as my ring tone for so long, when it came up on Pandora I instinctivel y reached for my phone, lol! I love this band and this song :)

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