Bird on a Wire

Johnny Cash


publisher: ©OLE TOREADOR
writers: Alex Zivojinovich, Gary Lee Weinrib, Neil Elwood Peart
album: Track 8 in album American Recordings
release date: 1994-4-26
popularity : 6 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Blues Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country/Gospel/Folk/Acoustic
length: 4:02
producer: Rick Rubin
vocal: Johnny Cash
acoustic guitar: Johnny Cash
composer: Leonard Cohen
lyricist: Leonard Cohen

Album Information

label: American Recordings
country(area): United States
format: CD
barcode: 093624552024
script: Latin

Cover Art

Johnny Cash American Recordings cover art


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Like a bird on a wire
I have tried in my way to be free
Like a knight in an old fashioned book

I hope you will just let it go by
I hope you know it was never to you
Like a baby stillborn
I have torn everyone who reached out for me
But I swear by this song
I'll make it all up to you
I saw a beggar leaning on his wooden crutch
And a young man leaning on his darkened door

Like a drunk in a midnight choir


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Delia's Gone
  • 2 Let the Train Blow the Whistle
  • 3 The Beast in Me
  • 4 Drive On
  • 5 Why Me Lord
  • 6 Thirteen
  • 7 Oh, Bury Me Not (Introduction: A Cowboy's Prayer)
  • 8 Bird on a Wire
  • 9 Tennessee Stud
  • 10 Down There by the Train
  • 11 Redemption
  • 12 Like a Soldier
  • 13 The Man Who Couldn't Cry