DOLLFACE: A World Premiere

Watch Johnny Punish's New Music Video in the 1940s Style featuring The Great Argentine Femme Fatale Lola Visentini

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The Story Behind The Story

I wrote this alternative rock music song on the last day of 2022.  I was sitting at the bar stool in our kitchen, at about 4pm, guitar in hand.  I was playing some cool-sounding chords; especially digging the Bm7 chord.  It just sounded good to me.

Then I randomly sang “It’s the end of the year”.  I sang it again and again.  It fits, right?  I mean it was the end of the year.

And then the story popped into my crazy ass head.

This will be a song about a guy in jail for life.  It’s the end of the year and he’s sitting in jail begging his girl, who’s on the outside, to help break his sorry ass out!  So he’s dreaming of a better day, a brand new day when he is free.  But later, she tells him the truth that she’s actually DOLLFACE, the canary who sang to the coppers.  She’s the one who dropped a dime on him and got him LIFE in prison.  And then he realizes he’s doomed. Never mind the crazy, he plays the same tune at the end of every year. It’s the only way for him to keep hope alive; pleading for a brand new day that never comes.

And Dollface?  Well……she’s a bad seed, a femme fatale with lots of cash!

So over the next 2 weeks, I tracked the song.  Then I contacted LOLA VISENTINI on her AirGigs.com page and she really liked the song.  So she provided the femme fatale role and gave an epic vocal performance later backing it with a fantastic video performance.  I mixed it all up in my home studio using FL Studio.  Then mastered the song using Emastered.com

The above music video stars me, Johnny Punish, and Lola Visentini. LOLA is from Argentina. A super talented keyboardist, singer, and now, actress. She’s just awesome!

The song hits Spotify, Amazon, Apple Music, and other streaming services on March 27, 2023.  So mark your calendars and, if compelled, always hit that LIKE button.

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The great Argentine musician, singer, songwriter, and actress LOLA VISENTINI performs on Dollface

Dollface by Johnny Punish

BPM=120

This is what happens when a femme fatale sticks it to her naive trusting gangster boyfriend! Dollface is a story of a man pleading to be saved from his never-ending hell. He seeks a brand new day.

Yet he’s in jail for life and hope is NOT realistic. Yet, while in the stark cell on the cold floor, in his daydreams, he pleads for his girl to help him get out, to help him escape.

But every year nothing. And every year, the same hopeful dream. But then it always goes dark because, deep down, he knows it was her, his Dollface, that set him up.

And he realizes it’s always been over yet still hoping for a brand new chance, a brand new day.


LYRICS


It’s the end of the year
I gotta get outta here
Before I turn to stone
Before I end up alone

It’s a quarter to two
Bars so thick I can’t see the truth
It’s so cold on the floor
Will I ever survive?

But the clouds breakthrough
clouds breakthrough
And I can really see you
And that sweet smile on your face
Shining through
whoa oh oh oh

It’s a brand new day
That’s what I’m tryin’ to say
So I call out to you
It was a set-up
So help me pull through

It’s the end of the year
I gotta get outta here
Before the hangman shows up
Before the jig is up

It’s a quarter to three
I’m in disguise so they can’t see me
It’s so cold on my face
They will never take me alive

But the clouds breakthrough
clouds breakthrough
And I can really see you
And that sweet smile on your face
Shining through
whoa oh oh oh

It’s a brand new day
That’s what I’m tryin’ to say
So I call out to you
It was a set-up
So help me pull through

Police and thieves
And big shot wiseguys
with dames in diamonds
You don’t get it buster

I am Dollface
The canary who sang
It was me who dropped
a dime on…

You don’t get it
For the dough I did it
So you’ll get 20 to life
And if you stay alive

I’ll be waiting for you
But if they hang you
Just know this Dollface
will always remember
you….

But the clouds break through
clouds breakthrough
An I can really see you
really see you
And that sweet smile on your face
Shining through
whoa oh oh oh

It’s a brand new day
That’s what I’m tryin’ to say
So I call out to you
What else can I do
It’s a brand new day
That’s what I’m tryin’ to say
So I call out to you
No I’m not lying to you
It’s a brand new day
A brand new day
It’s a brand new day
A brand new day
I’m calling to you!


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CHORDS
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Em G
It’s the end of the year
Em G
I gotta get out of here
Em G
Before I turn into stone
B7
Before end up alone

PRE-CHORUS
Bm C
But the clouds break through
Bm C
And I can really see you
Bm C
And that sweet smilin’ face
D
Shining through

CHORUS
G C
It’s a Brand New Day
G D
That’s what I am trying to say
G C
So I call out you
G D
It was a set-up soooo help me
Help me pull through

BRIDGE
Em G A C

END CHORUS (Key Change “A”)
A D A E


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