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Men at Work

Be Good Johnny (3:37)

"Be Good Johnny" is a 1982 song by Australian band, Men at Work, from their first album, Business as Usual.

The song is written from the viewpoint of a 9-year-old boy who is constantly being told to be good, but prefers to daydream rather than concentrate in class or play sports. Johnny feels like he understands some of his instructions, but also that he is completely misunderstood by the adult world.

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Skip the skip up the road, off to school you go
Don't be a bad boy, Johnny, don't you slip up or play the fool

Oh no, Ma, Oh no, Da, I'll be your golden boy

Men at Work - Be Good Johnny Lyrics


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  • Well, you sure are a funny kid Johnny. But I like you! [3]
  • What a fine song.
  • alright alright alright.........
  • Filed under "A" this disc for AWESOME.
  • Love it.
  • My dad sings this to me sometimes as Be Good Be Good Be Good Tylller
  • At least be good at it !
  • R.I.P. Greg Ham :(
  • <--------Johnny. Sometimes i be good ( snicker) Nah Nah Nah!

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