New Frankie and Johnny 

 
Work, work, working all day 

Frankie couldn’t feed her kid. 

Johnny had no money 

But Uncle Sam sure did. 

He’s a man and he done her wrong. 

 

“Goodbye mama, my sweet mama, 

You’re the best I had. 

I might come home a hero 

Or I might come home like Dad.” 

He’s a man and he done her wrong. 

 

“Goodbye daughter, my sweet daughter. 

How proud I feel.” 

They went to Burger King 

For their last meal. 

He’s a man and he done her wrong. 

 

Frankie went off to the war 

Scared as a girl could be. 

Her mother passed away 

Watching the preacher on TV. 

He’s a man and he done her wrong. 

 

Bombs hit bunkers, bombs hit tankers, 

Bombs even hit a house. 

The dead girl Frankie saw 

Wore a shirt with Mickey Mouse. 

He’s a man and he done her wrong. 

 

The bombs were pretty smart, 

Smart as smart bombs come— 

But how much would a smart bomb bomb 

If a smart bomb weren’t so dumb? 

He’s a man and he done her wrong. 

 

Frankie came back from the war 

With a darkness in her eye. 

A voice in the back of her head 

Said, “Why don’t you curse God and die?” 

He’s a man and he done her wrong. 

 

“Help me, help me doctor. 

Save me from my fate.” 

The doctor looked at her credit card’s 

Expiration date. 

He’s a man and he done her wrong. 

 

Johnny said to Frankie, 

“I found someone new. 

I’m leaving town tomorrow 

With her on a honeymoon.” 

He’s a man and he done her wrong. 

 

“Johnny, say your prayers.” 

“Frankie, please don’t shoot.” 

She pulled hard on the trigger 

And the gun went root-a-toot-toot. 

He’s a man and he done her wrong. 

 

Sirens started wailing. 

Bells began to ring. 

She wandered up the drive-thru 

At Burger King. 

He’s a man and he done her wrong. 

 

At the drive-thru menu 

She fell to her knees. 

The voice inside the speaker said, 

“May I help you please?” 

He’s a man and he done her wrong. 

 

This story’s got no moral. 

This story’s got no end. 

This story only goes to show 

There ain’t no good in men. 

He’s a man and he done her wrong.