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Susan Lowery: Music

Janie

(Susan Lowery)
Lowery/Greenberg/Celi

Janie, what ‘cha doin’?
Are his initials still in your arm?
Johnny’s never coming home you know, never coming home again.
What seems like only yesterday, has been more than twenty years.
The things we did for love, now bring us to tears.

You gave your most precious self to a boy who never cared,
How have you fared? It’s so easy to be cruel, easy to be cruel.

Johnny’s not with us anymore, gone before twenty one. (now he’s gone….)
Janie, how you loved him no matter what he’d done.
Too shy to ask for help, the last of thirteen. (the lucky one….)
Mama from Oklahoma, what were your dreams?

You gave your most precious self to a boy who never cared,
How have you fared? It’s so easy to be cruel, easy to be cruel.

Janie, what ‘cha doin’?
Are his initials still in your arm? (in your arm….)
Johnny’s never coming home you know, never coming home again.
You gave your most precious self to a boy who never cared,
How have you fared? It’s so easy to be cruel…..