Dear John
by Styx

Album: Return To Paradise (1997)
  • Written by Tommy Shaw
    Lead vocals by Tommy Shaw

    Dear John I knew you
    About as well as anyone
    We were the wild ones
    So sure those days would never end
    Now they're only memories my friend

    Dear John I'll see you
    Some day again

    I swear I saw you
    On a crowded street today
    I almost called your name
    Thinking of all those yesterdays
    Heaven help me
    How I miss my friend

    Dear John I'll see you
    Some day again

    There'll be a celebration
    When all will be revealed
    We'll have a reunion
    High on a hill

    Dear John how are you
    God know it's heaven where you are
    Find some peace there
    May it never end

    Dear John my heart knows
    We'll meet again
    Dear John I'll see you....
    Some day again Writer/s: TOMMY R. SHAW
    Publisher: Wixen Music Publishing
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 7

  • Matthew from Richmond, Vamy best friend - the best man at my wedding - died recently way too young. I've felt numb the past couple of days. We were both Styx fans and listening to this song finally brought the emotions out of me. "Heaven help me I miss my friend" .. so true.
  • Eric from Mentor, OhPerhaps the last great song to feature the classic harmonies of Dennis, Tommy and JY. Truly haunting.
  • Mia from Syracuse, NyThis is a very heart felt song that Tommy wrote about John Panazzo, his dear friend and former drummer of Styx. They were real close friends. Tommy has said that it brings teas to his eyes every time he plays it and that it took a while to record it because he had a hard time controling his emotions. It is a very beautiful song and a great tribute.
  • Bobbi from Kenhorst, PaI love this song. It is so appropriate when you lose a loved one. The feelings expressed such as "I swear I saw you on a crowded street today
    I almost called your name"
    are so true.
  • Tim from Denver, CoJohn Panozzo was the brother of bass player Chuck.
  • Sean from Boston, Mamakes me remember sad times of my life
  • Dawson from Draper, Utthis is such a sad song
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