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JOHNNY ROTTENTALE
Indigo Girls


yeah when i go over yonder

i will see my mother

my sister and my father

but my brother is going to hell


yeah they hung him from the gallows

as the sun turned red from yellow

and the crowd they heard him halting

and they sighed with much relief


the preacher asked him for any last words

my brother spit on to his clean shirt

and he smiled without redemption

and said this is one soul god don't need


oh yes i loved him but i won't miss him

as he's burning and he's twisting

for his heartless dedication

to the devil and it's creed


oh as a child we called him rotten

til he was lonely and forgotten

and he revenged our constant jeering

oh with his every word and deed


oh yeah and for my contribution

oh and the souls lack of retribution

i would ask the lords forgiveness

on my very bended knee


oh it's the tale of johnny rotten

yeah who was lonely and forgotten

and it's the tale of my only brother

and it's the tale of one bad seed


INDIGO GIRLS

The Indigo Girls are Amy Ray and Emily Saliers. They met on the playground in grammar school in Decatur, Georgia, USA, and have been playing together since high school.

Their first release in 1985 was a seven-inch single named "Crazy Game", with the B-side "Everybody's Waiting (for Someone to Come Home)". That same year, the Indigo Girls released a six-track Extended play album named "Indigo Girls", and in 1987 released their first full-length album, Strange Fire, recorded at John Keane Studio in Athens, Georgia, and including "Crazy Game". ... Read More