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# Debut Chart
70 May '74 Hot 100

Lyrics

Johnny’s been runnin’ hard all his life ’cause life never treated him right Well he ain’t running now You see his eyes are closed They can’t hurt him tonight


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Sleepin’, he’s sleepin’ Just let him be for a while Don’t wake him, don’t take him To where the people don’t smile Sleepin’, my man is sleepin’ nice now Please let him stay here with me I promise, I’ll keep him At home, where he’s supposed to be He’s been out there In the streets you know And strugglin’, scufflin’ Trying to survive Out there in a richman’s world And now you say my johnny is not alive But you’re wrong, can’t you see Sleepin’, he’s just sleepin’ mister He doesn’t rest very much He lives hard and he gives hard And I’ll just die for his touch Sleepin’, he’s sleepin’ Without a care to his name He’s peaceful He’s quiet He’s tired of runnin’ his game He’s been out there In the streets you know With all the pain and all the suffering Out there Where you fight like hell He never learned a fix don’t fix a thing Don’t touch him Johnny put too much in his vanes And now you’re trying to tell me he’s gone I don’t believe you I’m just gonna sit here And rock him in my arms Sleepin’, he’s sleepin’ He doesn’t rest very much You see he lives hard and gives hard

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