Sunday, November 20, 2005

Johnny Cash!

So I just saw Walk the Line.

I thought it had some pretty good performances by Joaquin Phoenix
and Reese Witherspoon, but I just wasn't really engaged by the
film for some reason. Maybe there was too much singing(ironic, haha),
or maybe it felt like it was a rehas of Ray with a white guy instead.

Anyhow, I've been listening to The Wanderer lately so I figure
I'll post the lyrics...i'm starting to dig u2's tribute version of it as usual.
This song really does embody Johnny Cash, at least i think so..

I went out walking
Through streets paved with gold
Lifted some stones
Saw the skin and bones
Of a city without a soul
I went out walking
Under an atomic sky
Where the ground won't turn
And the rain it burns
Like the tears when I said goodbye

Yeah I went with nothing
Nothing but the thought of you
I went wandering

I went drifting
Through the capitals of tin
Where men can't walk
Or freely talk
And sons turn their fathers in
I stopped outside a church house
Where the citizens like to sit
They say they want the kingdom
But they don't want God in it

I went out riding
Down that old eight lane
I passed by a thousand signs
Looking for my own name

I went with nothing
But the thought you'd be there too
Looking for you

I went out there
In search of experience
To taste and to touch
And to feel as much
As a man can
Before he repents

I went out searching
Looking for one good man
A spirit who would not bend or break
Who would sit at his father's right hand
I went out walking
With a bible and a gun
The word of God lay heavy on my heart
I was sure I was the one
Now Jesus, don't you wait up
Jesus, I'll be home soon
Yeah I went out for the papers
Told her I'd be back by noon

Yeah I left with nothing
But the thought you'd be there too
Looking for you

Yeah I left with nothing
Nothing but the thought of you
I went wandering

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