Belshazzar Song Lyrics

Johnny Cash

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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 Belshazzar 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

Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 1 Always Alone
  • 2 Country Boy
  • 3 Goodnight Irene
  • 4 Wide Open Road
  • 5 Thanks a Lot
  • 6 Big River
  • 7 Belshazzar
  • 8 Born to Lose
  • 9 New Mexico
  • 10 I Forgot to Remember to Forget
  • 11 Two Timin' Woman
  • 12 The Story of a Broken Heart


  • credits


    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Wolfgang Hofmann, Franz Danzi
    album: Track 7 in album The Original Sun Sound of Johnny Cash
    release date: 1964
    popularity : 67 users have visited this page.
    writer: Johnny Cash

    Album Information

    label: Sun Records
    country(area): United States
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin