John Doe (born John Nommensen Duchac on February 25, 1954, in Decatur, Illinois) is an American singer, songwriter and bass player who was the founder of the seminal L.A. punk band X.
- If I was a better poet like William Carlos Williams I’d be able to write about anything, but I’m just a minor poet. So I just write about things like moments of crisis that tend to be on the sadder, darker side. You can spend ten minutes in a really dark place and write a song about it that lasts forever.
- Wertheimer, Linda (2007-06-23). John Doe: The 'X' Man Returns (audio). Weekend Edition Saturday. National Public Radio. Retrieved on 2008-06-02.
Song lyrics 
The World's A Mess It's In My Kiss 
- There are no angels there are devils in many ways
See How We Are 
- Crowded fifty to a room, There's too many rats in this cage of the world, And the women know their place, They sit home and write letters, And when they visit once a year, Well they both just sit there and stare, Gotta keep bars in between us, See how we are
The Call of the Wreckin' Ball 
- The life I lead is mighty slim pickens, there ain't much call for stompin' on chickens
This Far 
- Climbing uphill, one dollar bill, this town is far.
- I think whenever you are trying to establish something new, you have to draw a line and put everything that came before that behind you.
- I think we were among the first positive examples of country music for the punk rock audience.
- I don't know of any other band that has two vocalists that can sing together without competition.
- Restraint can be tough. I've made a point to learn how to make a slow song have as much impact as a fast song. That's a challenge I've given myself, because it's easy to just get out there and blast through a bunch of things and feel as though you're exciting the audience. If you can do that with a slow song, then you really have some variety and some range.
- You can't be a politician with a guitar. 
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