Belshazar Song Lyrics

Johnny Cash


album: Track 9 in album Home of the Blues
release date:
popularity : 35 users have visited this page.
genres: Blues Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Blues/Country
length: 2:30
writer: Johnny Cash

Album Information

script: Latin

Cover Art

Johnny Cash Home of the Blues cover art


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Well, the bible tells us about a man
Who ruled Babylon and all its land.
Around the city, he built a wall
And declared that Babylon would never fall.

He had concubines and wives,
He called his Babylon "Paradise."
On his throne he drank and ate,
but for Belshazar it was gettin' late.

For he was weighed in the balance and found wanting,
His kingdom was divided, couldn't stand.
He was weighed in the balance and found wanting,
His houses were built upon the sand.


Track Listing

  • 1 The Port of Lonely Hearts
  • 2 My Treasure
  • 3 So Doggone Lonesome
  • 4 Goodbye Little Darling
  • 5 I Love You Because
  • 6 Next in Line
  • 7 Don't Make Me Go
  • 8 Home of the Blues
  • 9 Belshazar
  • 10 Leave That Junk Alone
  • 11 The Story of a Broken Heart
  • 12 You Win Again
  • 13 I Could Never Be Ashamed of You
  • 14 It's Just About Time
  • 15 I Just Thought You'd Like to Know
  • 16 I Forgot to Remember to Forget