Belshazar Lyrics

Johnny Cash


album: No. 4 track in album Home of the Blues
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length: 2:30

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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.

Well, the people feasted and drank their wine
And praised the false gods of his time.
All holy things they scorned and mocked,
But suddenly all their mocking stopped.
For on the wall, there appeared a hand,
Nothin' else, there was no man.
In blood the hand began to write,
And Belshazar couldn't hide his fright.

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.

Well, no one around could understand
What was written by the mystic hand.
Belshazar tried, but couldn't find
A man who could give him peace of mind.
But Daniel, the prophet, a man of God,
He saw the writing on the wall in blood.
Belshazar asked him what it said,
And Daniel turned to the wall and read:

"My friend, you're weighed in the balance and found wanting,
Your kingdom is divided, it can't stand.
You're weighed in the balance and found wanting,
Your houses are 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