John Silliman Dodge

Johnny on the Spot

John Dodge
John Dodge


How long must I play the fool? You think I woulda learned back in school

But I was stupid…I was some kinda dense

Pretty stupid…but I’m comin' to my senses now


Late nights up to no good, funky business up in the hood

I’m confessin’ that I wasn’t too nice

Learned my lesson, but I paid a terrible price


When it looks like love but it smells like trouble

You better turn right around, jump down on the double

Johnny oughta know…Johnny’s on top

Johnny’s in the spotlight, uh-huh, Johnny on the spot


Touch fire, fingers will burn, this only took me a lifetime to learn

I was mistaken, now I’m makin’ amends

I was forsaken by my so-called friends


 No more drinkin' and drivin', no more cheatin on the side

No more chasin' after money, runnin' down numbers on a Saturday night

No more whiskey in the water, no more janey in the pipe

No more sneakin down the back stairs lookin to the left and the right


Johnny oughta know…Johnny on top

Johnny’s in the spotlight…Johnny on the spot