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King of the Downstroke

from Punk Rock Opera, Vol. I (Album) by Punk Rock Opera

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The King of the Down Stroke. – (August 31st 1984)
Leo finally gets a chance to meet his hero, Johnny Ramone, and is thrilled with the prospect. The chance to meet the man that fueled your dreams, a benchmark of greatness, second only to Hendrix. But what is there to say to someone like that? Excitement turns to disappointment when nothing comes to mind. What do you say to your heroes?

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-[Backstage of Music Festival, New York]-

Here’s the man that fueled your dream. Just standing there in black ripped jeans
Does he even know who you are. You’ve gotten far but this ain’t far

*A dirty hall that’s filled with smoke. Face to face with the king of the downstroke
Nothing to say but you better not choke . When you’re face to face with the king of the downstroke*

You meet your heroes with nothing to say. Why do I still have nothing to say
He bids you well and walks away. Why do I still have nothing to say

*Chorus*

He bids you well, and walks away. Why do I have nothing to say
Just have nothing to say. Thank you? Hello? Ho? hey?

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from Punk Rock Opera, Vol. I (Album), released April 22, 2016

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