Johnny Dear

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Johnny dear can I make it clear that we were
we were meant to be?
You were standing near but you could not hear the saints
calling you to me.
You've got your high shades on, your shadow's overdrawn, and you are lost in cloudy dreams.
Oh Johnny dear if you were crystal clear than you would
belong to me.

Johnny dear it is what I feared,
you are far from all you seek.
Still see him hanging there but act like you don't care,
you rest your demons in the deep.
Make sure your eyes are red and keep your noses white;
pretend her love is what you need.
But Johnny dear her love will disappear;
she'll leave you strung out at your peak.

Oh, I'm what you need.

Johnny dear remember late last year when I
couldn't sleep at all?
Oh, I was crying drunken tears, oh I was full of fear when I
finally made that call.
We planned our future out, said you were ready now,
but I was right to have my doubts
cuz Johnny dear just downed another beer;
he still can't wash the devil out.

Oh, can't save him now.

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from Liberata EP, released January 18, 2017
Music by Sinead Fahey and Evan Cooper
Lyrics by Sinead Fahey
Arranged by Christie Macdonald

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Liberata Baltimore, Maryland

Liberata is a Baltimore based duo featuring Sinead Fahey on vocals and Christie Macdonald on guitar. Named after Saint Liberata, the Italian patron saint of lost causes, the duo works to create an eclectic mix of pop styles from the last one hundred years, performing songs about love, heartbreak, and jubilation. ... more

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