Folsom Prison Blues Lyrics

Everlast


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Johnny Cash
album: Track 2 in album Love, War, and the Ghost of Whitey Ford
release date: 2008-9-19
popularity : 10 users have visited this page.
length: 3:28
lyricist: Johnny Cash
composer: Johnny Cash

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I hear the train a comin'
It's rolling round the bend
And I ain't seen the sunshine since I don't know when,
I'm stuck in Folsom prison, and time keeps draggin' on
But that train keeps a rollin' on down to San Anton...
When I was just a baby my mama told me
"Son, always be a good boy, don't ever play with guns
But I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die
Now every time I hear that whistle I hang my head and cry...

I bet there's rich folks eating in a fancy dining car
They're probably drinkin' coffee and smoking big cigars
Well I know I had it coming, I know I can't be free
But those people keep a movin'
And that's what tortures me...

Well if they'd free me from this prison
If that railroad train was mine
I bet I'd move just a little further down the line
Far from Folsom prison, that's where I want to stay
And I'd let that lonesome whistle blow my blues away...


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Kill the Emperor
  • 2 Folsom Prison Blues
  • 3 Stone in My Hand
  • 4 Anyone
  • 5 Die in Yer' Arms
  • 6 Friend
  • 7 Everyone
  • 8 Naked
  • 9 Stay
  • 10 Letters Home From the Garden of Stone
  • 11 Tuesday Mornin'
  • 12 Throw a Stone
  • 13 Weakness
  • 14 Dirty
  • 15 The Ocean
  • 16 Let It Go
  • 17 Saving Grace
  • 18 My Medicine (demo)
  • 19 Maybe