Bad News Lyrics

Johnny Cash


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: David C Larue, Edward Z Epstein
album: Track 2 in album I Walk the Line
release date: 1964-6
popularity : 12 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Blues Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Blues/Country Rock/Folk Rock
length: 2:57

Cover Art

Johnny Cash I Walk the Line cover art
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Ha ha ha come on bad news ha ha

Well bad news travels like wildfire, good news travels slow
They call me Ol' Wildfire, 'cuz everybody knows
That I'm bad news, everywhere I go
Always gettin' in trouble
And leaving little girls who hate to see me go

From north to south, east to west the story is the same
From one state to another, I have to change my name
'Cuz I'm bad news, everywhere I go
Always gettin' in trouble
And leaving little girls that hate to see me go

Now they tried to hang me down in Oakland and they did in Frisco
But I wouldn't choke and I broke their rope and they had to let me go
'Cuz I'm bad news, everywhere I go
Always gettin' in trouble
And leaving little girls who hate to see me go

I've picked peaches in Georgia, lumberjacked up in Maine
I've been hired and fired and put in jail in every state you can name
'Cuz I'm bad news, everywhere I go
Always gettin' in trouble
And leaving little girls who hate to see me go


Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 1 I Walk the Line
  • 2 Bad News
  • 3 Folsom Prison Blues
  • 4 Give My Love to Rose
  • 5 Hey Porter
  • 6 I Still Miss Someone
  • 7 Understand Your Man
  • 8 Wreck of the Old '97
  • 9 Still in Town
  • 10 Big River
  • 11 Goodbye Little Darlin' Goodbye
  • 12 Troublesome Waters