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"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.

The lead singer, Colin Hay, uses his voice in… read more

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Skip de skip, up the road
Off to school you go
"Don't you be a bad boy Johnny
Don't you slip up
Or play the fool"
"Oh no Ma, Oh no Da,
I'll be your…

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