Best Friend Lyrics

Johnny Cash


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Barbara Orbison Music Company, Orbi-Lee Music, R-Key Darkus, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Dees, Orbison
album: Track 5 in album Any Old Wind That Blows
release date: 1973
popularity : 6 users have visited this page.
length: 3:19

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Hmm an old man on his deathbed once said to me
You are the master of your destiny
A diamond is a diamond and a stone is a stone
But a man's not all good nor all bad
When the chips're all down and your back's at the wall
You're the best friend that you've ever had
You're the best friend that you've ever had

So you laugh when it's time to laugh and you cry when it's time to cry
Live while it's time to live cause you'll die when it's time to die hmm

Then he closed his eyes and he left me alone
This old man's wisdom brought his meaning home

A diamond is a diamond

Well now that I'm older I found this is true
The thing that remains is the good that you do
A diamond is a diamond and a stone is a stone
But a man's not all good nor all bad
When the chips are all down and your back's at the wall
God is the best friend that you've ever had
God is the best friend that you've ever had

So you laugh when it's time

Track Listing

  • 1 Any Old Wind That Blows
  • 2 Kentucky Straight
  • 3 The Loving Gift (with June Carter Cash)
  • 4 The Good Earth
  • 5 Best Friend
  • 6 Oney
  • 7 The Ballad of Annie Palmer
  • 8 Too Little, Too Late
  • 9 If I Had a Hammer (with June Carter Cash)
  • 10 Country Trash
  • 11 Welcome Back Jesus