Johnny Come Lately, γραμμένο από τον Steve Earle, το πέμπτο τραγούδι του άλμπουμ με
τίτλο Copperhead Road του Αμερικάνου τραγουδιστή - τραγουδοποιού Steve Earle.
Κυκλοφόρησε 17 Οκτωβρίου του 1988 και 29 Απριλίου του 2008.
Ύφος τραγουδιού: Country
Ύφος άλμπουμ: Country, Rock, country rock, Hard Rock
Johnny Come Lately
I'm an American boys, come a long way
I was born and bred in the USA
So listen up close, I got something to say
Boys, I'm buying this round.
Well it took a Iittle while but we're in this fight
And we ain't going home 'til we've done what's right
Gonna drink Camden Town dry tonight
If I have to spend my last pound.
When I first got to London it was pourin' down rain
Met a Iittle girl in the field canteen
Painted her name on the nose of my plane
Six more missions I'm gone
Well I asked if I could stay and she said that I might
Then the warden came around yelling "Shut out the lights!"
Death rainin' out of the London night
We made love 'til dawn.
But when Johnny Come Lately comes marching home
With a chest full of medals and a G.I. loan
They'll be waitin' at the station down in San Antone
When Johnny comes marching home.
My P-47 is a pretty good ship
She took a round coming cross the Channel last trip
I was thinking 'bout my baby and letting her rip
Always got me through so far.
Well they can ship me all over this great big world
But I'll never find nothing like my North End girl
I'm taking her home with me one day sir
Soon as we win this war.
Now my Granddaddy sang me this song
Told me about London when the Blitz was on
How he married Grandma and brought her back home
A hero throughout his land.
Now I'm standing on a runway in San Diego
A couple Purple Hearts and I move a little slow
There's nobody here, maybe nobody knows
About a place called Vietnam...