Johnnie Burton

Johnnie Burton

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Johnnie Burton is a girl that rocks as hard as the boys! She delivers radio pop anthems with edgy rock n' roll style. Backed by a ferocious band, she has garnered world wide press. Johnnie is signed to Top Record- Italy, Zenext Records- Japan. Influences: No Doubt, Garbage, Joan Jett.

Biography

Johnnie Burton blends rock, pop, punk and great songwriting in the style of artists such as Paramore, Garbage, and Joan Jett. She writes all of her material and is currently in the studio with mega-producer 3x Grammy winner Narada Michael Walden. Johnnie Burton has performed on the Warped Tour, received college radio airplay from over 180 stations, had her video entered into rotation in over 2,000 retail outlets, and has nearly 15,000 fans on Myspace. Johnnie has received rave indie press in the US and UK. She is currently endorsed by Daisy Rock Guitars. Supporting Johnnie is a professional band made up of members from gold record artists The Flys. Johnnie’s music can be heard in featured shows on MTV as wells as the Oxygen Channel’s new show ‘Bad Girls Club’. Johnnie currently has a deal withTop Records for the Italian territory and Zenext Records for the Japan territory.

Please visit: www.myspace.com/JohnnieBurton
www.JohnnieBurton.com

For more info or to request a package contact:
Ralf Balzer
(323) 806-2001
ralfbalzer@earthlink.net
www.RalfBalzer.com
Bettie Rocket Music Group
Bettie Rocket Entertainment

You may also contact Johnnie directly:
johnnieburton@earthlink.net

Lyrics

The Way I Like It

Written By: Johnnie Burton (SESAC) copyright 2007


Verse 1
I always do what I say
I do my thing my way
I like to dress a bit risqué
That’s the way I like it

I may act non-chalant
But I always get what I want
An I want it all, to the wall
That’s the way I like it

Prechorus
There’ll always be somebody telling you
that’s not what your supposed to do (but)

Chorus
I want it the way I like it
I want it the way I like it
I want it the way I like it
So give it to me!

Verse 2
I like rock n’ roll straight up
I dance like a freak n’ I don’t give a fuck
I bet high, live on luck
That’s the way I like it

Full throttle engage
I bleed myself for you on stage
So go a head and mic it
That’s the way I like it

Prechorus
Chorus
Solo
Prechorus
Chorus

Big Red Rubber Ball

Written By: Johnnie Burton (SESAC) copyright 2006

Verse 1
I don’t care if my house burns down
Don’t care if my car crashes
Let it all go up in flames
I’ll rise up from the ashes

Chorus
I gotta heart like a big red rubber ball
I gotta heart like a big red rubber ball
I’ll bounce back, I’ll bounce back, I’ll bounce back, I’ll bounce back
I’m not afraid to fall

Verse 2
I’ll walk on the wire
Hang my heart out with no string
I’ll fall in love with you
Or we could just have a fling

Chorus
I gotta heart like a big red rubber ball
I gotta heart like a big red rubber ball
I’ll bounce back, I’ll bounce back, I’ll bounce back, I’ll bounce back
I’m not afraid to fall

Bridge
You say that I’m so bad ‘cause I’m so indifferent
But that’s not it at all; I’m just a little bit different
Would you bet on this ball, ‘cause I’m betting on this beat
Against it all, against it all!

Chorus
I gotta heart like a big red rubber ball
I gotta heart like a big red rubber ball
I’ll bounce back, I’ll bounce back, I’ll bounce back, I’ll bounce back
I’m not afraid to fall


Hello Lover

Written By: Johnnie Burton (SESAC) copyright 2006

Verse 1:
Hello lover look how far we came
You used to be so happy now you just complain
First we fight then we fuck. Guess we’re doing fine.
I’m confused lets go around one more time

Chorus:
I love you, I hate you, I can’t decide
I love you, I hate you, Yeah

Verse 2:
I ask you why you stay and you say ‘you’re scared to go’
I ask you if you love me and you tell me ‘you don’t know’
I’m so bored, you’re so crazy, might as well just have a baby
At least then we’d have something to show.

Chorus:
I love you, I hate you, I can’t decide
love you, I hate you yeah

Bridge:
When you tell me that you want me -It always makes me feel so sleazy
You beg me and you say you love me- cause you think that you need me
Yeah I guess I could go, aw but I don’t know
Baby, please don’t leave me alone by myself!

Chorus:
I love you, I hate you, I can’t decide
I love you, I hate you, Yeah………..
... I love you!

Ordinary Day

Written By: Johnnie Burton (SESAC), Ralf Balzer (SESAC), Jeffrey Rodin (ASCAP)

Verse 1
Life can grow long
We learn to do the things we do
Sleep beneath blankets and we
Blankly read the news

Chorus
Just an ordinary day, the day that I met you
Just an ordinary day, that turned into
An extraordinary day, an extraordinary day

Verse 2
A lead colored sky rings bells of rain
We rise and we sleep,
and we pray to rise again

Chorus
Just an ordinary day, the day that I met you
Just an ordinary day, that turned into
An extraordinary day, an extraordinary day

Bridge
Life can be so hard
Take your jewels as they come
Love on a calling card
Whisper ‘I love you’ quickly
As we swim up stream
Dreams grow fragile by the day
Love is slippery
Don’t let it slip away

Chorus
Just an ordinary day, the day that I met you
Just an ordinary day, that turned into

An extraordinary day, an extraordinary day….

Pleaser

Written By: Johnnie Burton (SESAC) copyright 2007

Verse 1
A son is a son ‘till he finds him a wife
A daughter is a daughter for the rest of her life
You’re such a sweet lover you remind me of my mother
Come on little sister, can you help a brother

Pre-Chorus
I spent way too long as a pleaser

Chorus
I bent till I broke
I gave till I choked
I took all that I’ll take
And I won’t make the same mistake.

Verse 2
So pretty and smart you’re sure to be Miss Universe
Run around jump up and down and never put yourself first
So ingratiating; always saying sorry.
Sorry but I gotta be the one to spoil the party.

Pre-Chorus
I spent way too long as a pleaser

Chorus
I bent till I broke
I gave till I choked
I took all that I’ll take
And I won’t make the same mistake.

Bridge
You can go ahead, ask me what you want
I’m not gonna be your doll
You can beg, you can scheme, you can try, you can dream,
But I’ve already heard it all
And I’m not gonna pick it up
And I’m not gonna clean it up
And I know you’d love to fuck
And I know that giving in would be a whole lot easier
No way!- I’m not gonna be your pleaser.

Chorus
I bent till I broke
I gave till I choked
I took all that I’ll take
And I won’t make the same mistake.

Discography

Johnnie Burton's first self titled LP (11 songs)
- airplay on over 180 college radio stations in the US and Canada.
'Hello Lover' video
- debuted in over 2000 retail stores across the US
'Honey & Blood' - Brand New EP!!!
- Produced by Adam Moseley (The Cure, Nikka Costa) and Ralf Balzer from 'The Flys'
All are availible through Itunes, CD Baby and www.JohnnieBurton.com

Set List

Johnnie and her band typically play an original set that lasts 45 minutes. However the band has enough material to play up to 2 hours.