Johnny Ryall is the bum on my stoop I gave him fifty cents to buy some soup He knows the time with the fresh Gucci watch He's even more over than the mayor Ed Koch Washing windows on the Bowery at a quarter to four 'Cause he ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more Livin' on borrowed time and borrowed money Sleepin' on the street there ain't a damn thing funny With the hand-me-down food and hand-me-down clothes A rockabilly past of which nobody knows Makes his home all over the place He goes to sleep by falling down on his face Sometimes known as the leader of the homeless Sometimes drunk, man the kid's always phoneless Sleepin' on the street in a cardboard box He's better off drinkin' than smokin' the rocks Johnny Ryall, Johnny Ryall Kickin' uptown, kickin' downtown, kickin' crosstown Johnny Ryall, Johnny Ryall
He drinks where he lies He's covered with flies He's got the hand me down Pumas and the tie dyes Well, you go upstate and get your head together Thunderbird is the word and you're light as a feather Detox at the flop house no booze allowed Remember the good old days with the rockabilly crowd Memphis is where he's from (out in Tennessee) He lives in the street but he's no bum He's the rockabilly star from the days of old He used to have teeth all filled with gold He got platinum voice but only gold records On the bass (was Boots), on the drums (was Checkers) Louis Vuitton with the Gucci guitar Johnny Ryall Who do you think you are? Johnny Ryall, Johnny Ryall Takin' the night train, drinkin' O.E Johnny Ryall, Johnny Ryall One, two, three, four One, two, three, four One, two, three, four One, two, three
Donald Trump and Donald Tramp living in the men's shelter Wonder Bread bag shoes and singing "Helter Skelter" He asks for a dollar you know what it's for Man, bottle after bottle he'll always need more He's no less important than you working class stiffs He drinks a lot of liquor but he don't drink piss He paid his dues playing the blues He claims that he wrote the Blue Suede Shoes Elvis shaved his head when he went into the army That's right y'all his name is Johnny Kick it Johnny Ryall, Johnny Ryall
Writer/s: Adam Horovitz, Adam Nathaniel Yauch, John Robert King, Matt Dike, Michael Louis Diamond, Michael S. Simpson
Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management
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"Crank That (Soulja Boy)" was the most successful digital track of 2007 in the US with 2,909,000 downloads. On January 6, 2008 it became the first song ever to sell 3 million digital copies in the States.