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Poe: Angry Johnny Meaning

Angry Johnny Lyrics

Johnny, Angry Johnny, this is Jezebel in Hell
I wanna kill you, I wanna blow you...away
I wanna kill you, I wanna blow you...away

I can do it you gently
I can do it with an animal's grace
I can do it with precision
I can do it with...

  1. anonymous
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    Dec 11th 2019 report

    The song was actually written about her father after he died. Her brother wrote the book and just used johnny as a character inspiration

  2. anonymous
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    Dec 17th 2015 report

    The above 'interpretation' is completely wrong.
    The book mentioned was written by Poe's brother AFTER the song 'Angry Johnny' came out.
    On her second album, she has a song named 'Dear Johnny', and THIS song is about the mother's letters.
    The only thing Poe has said about 'Angry Johnny' is that it was 'inspired' about the death of her father. Her parents divorced when she was 16, and her father died a few years later.

  3. anonymous
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    Apr 2nd 2013 report

    who's johnny?

  4. semper.fiv3
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    Aug 23rd 2012 report


    The song is a musical representation of the letters Johnny's abusive mother sends to him during her stay in a mental institution. She had been put there after attempting to strangle Johnny.

    This is all from the book "House Of Leaves", specifically The Whalestoe Letters.

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