Mark Seymour – Joanna

Versions

Version Length Source Availability
Studio  3:49 Mark Seymour Slow Dawn album. Moderately common. Available new in digital form.

 Recommended Version.

 

Commentary

Love story in a car. Johanna and me driving across New Zealand, her lead foot, a dodgy Ford Anglia, no brakes, two heads full of hope and promise.

 

Lyrics

She drove all night with the windows down
She ran that little beast into the ground
Lazy clutch and the hand brake gone
Foggy nicotine all night long

Spellbound we were glued to the road
We were riding the slipstream of a long wide load
Follow the trail of a long white cloud
Come to nothing but a face in the crowd

Eldorado was shining like a thief in the night
The first time I saw Joanna dancin’ in the light

Mayhem she was fast on her feet
Riding shotgun on the edge of my seat
Starry night we made our escape
I got a heart she said no man can break

A thousand voices were singin’ together in the night
The first time I saw Joanna dancin’ in the light

Cruise control we were flat to the floor
Her ruby roses I kissed in the door
Gold on her fingers it glittered in the sun
The dust on my hands when the drifting was done

Broken bells and bass lines were ringin’ in the night
Eldorado still shining with no end in sight
A thousand voices were singin’ together in the night
The first time I saw Joanna dancing in the light