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John L
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Three encores of 'Oh Sonny Boy' backed only by accordion
Three rows of pale brunettes protect him from the crowd
And the curtain is a patchwork of imitation vermillion
And a red bulb hangs over the throne that has been found

This is the scene on Main Street, when John Fifty comes to town
Yes, this is the scene on Main Street, when John Fifty comes to town

Crowds of every age, creed and gender are abound
Senor Kitsch sings skits detailing each attendees sins
The first time anteaters lose themselves in the wings
With vigor they scratch red spots, overwhelmed by their king

In all the world there's no escape from this infernal din
In all the world there's no escape from this infernal din

"Children of Bethlehem, from all boys and girls
Come listen to these, my eternal words
Judge not who you see, by whatever they may say
But by their round eyes, lips, ears and curves
A man is his country, your country is you
All bad is forewarned, all good will come true"

These words are heard on Main Street, when John Fifty comes to town
(Yes, these are the words on Main Street, when John Fifty comes to town)

The gargling non-song whips throng into frenzy
And the echoes of his crooning now cease to be heard
No-longer-pale brunettes are broken in two
And thrown to the snouts of the anteater crew
John Fifty is in tatters, his soapbox usurped
His torn rob adorns the tree stumps of the earth
No hack with an army will last long
Before he breeds men who yearn for their own bloody glory

That was the scene on Main Street, when John Fifty came to town
(Yes, that was the scene on Main Street, when John Fifty came to town)

Lyrics © DOMINO PUBLISHING COMPANY
Written by: Cameron Overeynder, Geordie Wade Greep, Matthew Antony Kwasniwski-Kelvin, Morgann George Simpson

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Three encores of Oh Sonny Boy backed only by accordion
Three rows of pale brunettes protect him from the crowd
The curtain a patchwork of imitation vermillion
A red bulb hangs low above the throne that has been found

This is the scene on Main Street when John L comes to town

Crowds of every age, creed and gender are abound
Signor kitsch sings skits detailing each attendees sins
First time anteaters lose themselves in the wings
With vigour they scratch red spots, overwhelmed by their king

In all the world there’s no escape from this infernal din

“Children of Bethlehem, come all boys and girls,
Come Listen to these, my eternal words
Judge not who you see by whatever they may say
But by their round eyes, lips, ears and curves
A man is his country, your country is you
All bad is forewarned, all good will come true”

These words are heard on Main Street when John L comes to town

This garbling non-song whips throng into frenzy
The last echoes of his crooning now cease to be heard
No-longer-pale brunettes are broken in two
And thrown to the snouts of the anteater crew

John L is in tatters
His soapbox usurped
His torn robes adorn the
Tree stumps of the earth
No hack with an army
Will last long before he
Breeds men who yearn
For their own bloody glory

That was the scene on Main Street when John L came to town



help i'm stuck in whatever google service this is

Three encores of 'Oh Sonny Boy' backed only by accordion
Three rows of pale brunettes protect him from the crowd
And the curtain is a patchwork of imitation vermillion
And a red bulb hangs over the throne that has been found

This is the scene on Main Street, when John Fifty comes to town
Yes, this is the scene on Main Street, when John Fifty comes to town

Crowds of every age, creed and gender are abound
Senor Kitsch sings skits detailing each attendees sins
The first time anteaters lose themselves in the wings
With vigor they scratch red spots, overwhelmed by their king

In all the world there's no escape from this infernal din
In all the world there's no escape from this infernal din

"Children of Bethlehem, from all boys and girls
Come listen to these, my eternal words
Judge not who you see, by whatever they may say
But by their round eyes, lips, ears and curves
A man is his country, your country is you
All bad is forewarned, all good will come true"

These words are heard on Main Street, when John Fifty comes to town
(Yes, these are the words on Main Street, when John Fifty comes to town)

The gargling non-song whips throng into frenzy
And the echoes of his crooning now cease to be heard
No-longer-pale brunettes are broken in two
And thrown to the snouts of the anteater crew
John Fifty is in tatters, his soapbox usurped
His torn rob adorns the tree stumps of the earth
No hack with an army will last long
Before he breeds men who yearn for their own bloody glory

That was the scene on Main Street, when John Fifty came to town
(Yes, that was the scene on Main Street, when John Fifty came to town)



Corruptedmilk

@Dumpy Goodness Jesus man you didn't need to write a fucking essay. You didn't really understand much if what I was saying I mean, I called Pink Floyd prog not stoner prog lmao.

When you said "Stoner-Prog" I thought you meant, like everyone else I've spoken to who's used the term has used it to refer to Stoner Rock/metal bands that have embraced progressive tendencies like, longer songs, unconventional time signatures, more instrumentation. Which makes sense. Because you've got stoner rock. With a progressive rock format.

Stoner prog

And I will continue to say prog

prog prog prog prog prog prog prog!

It's cool and all you have this experimental rock scene in New England that also calls itself Stoner Prog, that's cool I guess. There's a lot I'm tempted to pick apart in your comments, the weird gatekeeping about genres, but I don't wanna get too deep into that mire.

I have to say

"David Gilmour" is NOT A FUN NAME. Not a CREATIVE name.

is one of the funniest things someone has ever said to be in a YT comment section.

Please just chill out a bit, stop capitalising everything.



Dumpy Goodness

@Corruptedmilk SHOW ME ANY BLUES in ANY STONER-PROG BANDS.

Pink Floyd is NOT a STONER-PROG band, at all.

STONER-PROG means SLOPPY messy wild prog.

(As a rule PROG bands want to be TIGHT AND SKILLED. Sloppy Prog is almost an oxymoron.)

1)
THE STONER ROCK bands are mostly all the same (all are just doing Sabbath basically) (an Sabbath BEGAN as a BLUES band)....although there are a lot of NEW Stoner Rock bands on YT that are pushing the form INTO THE FUTUTRE and ditching ths sameness.

2)
STONER-PROG is the PRECISE OPPOSITE OF STONER ROCK.

STONER-PROG DESPISES BLUES and DESPISES CLICHES.

YOU CAN'T BE IN THE GENRE of STONER-PROG unless you are super-original, and other strict rules, like you can't have Boring Stage Names, Boring Stage Clothes, Boring Song Titles, Boring LP Names, BORING ANYTHING.

Pink Floyd played ordinary instruments, while wearing ordinary clothes, in an ordinary setting, with ordinary band member names (plagiarize from their mums!) --- get it?

"David Gilmour" is NOT A FUN NAME. Not a CREATIVE name.

STONER-PROG is all ART.

ELDER IS NOT STONER-PROG in any way shape or form, dude.

THIS ISN'T COMPLICATED.

STONER-PROG means SLOPPY MESSY PROG (ex:the RULE of the genre is all music is made INSTANTLY, via improv) and it seems like you've never heard stoner-prog.

Most humans have never heard Stoner-Prog, because one of the rules of stoner-prog is FUCK SOCIAL MEDIA and FUCK THE MUSIC BIZ. It's an underground music scene mostly based out of NEW england (aha ha).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDNu7nA8rys&t=476s



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volumizer

This is literally me when John 50 comes to town

maeve

so real

Mr. Squister

This is literally you when John 50 comes to town

Poggers Gamer

Bro this is literally the scene on main street when John Fifty comes to town

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Apothecurio

I love how literally no matter what the band does. Morgan Simpson just goes “ok but what if it was the most danceable shit on the planet”

Aniruddha Gowda

@BA Charles it's boom boomboom tapboom...boomboomtapboom

BA Charles

boom tap boom tap boom tap boom tap whatever

Emma-Jane Minshull-Turner

They Just Are🎶🥁and yes choreography awesome,great to dance too🖤

Lie Likes Music

I usually don’t like sequels, but this Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory movie looks amazing.

Angel Pup

Nah, this is totally Thing 1 and Thing 2's ancestral home.

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