I'm Free From the Chain Gang Now Lyrics

Johnny Cash


publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing
writers: Louis Herscher, Saul Klein
album: Track 12 in album American V: A Hundred Highways
release date: 2006-6-30
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length: 3:01
assistant mix: Paul Figueroa, Dan Leffler
mix: David Ferguson, Greg Fidelman
producer: Rick Rubin
associate producer: John Carter Cash
recording: David Ferguson
assistant recording: Jimmy Tittle

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I got rid of the shackles that bound me and the guards that were always around me
There were tears on the mail mother sent me in jail
But I'm free from the chain gang now
Back home I was known and respected then one day I was wrongly suspected
So they put me in chains in a cold freezin' rain but I'm free from the chain gang now
[ guitar ]
All the years I was known by a number how I kept my mind is a wonder
And the bare prison cell that was one step from hell
But I'm free from the chain gang now
I prayed that the gossip will spare me when I return to the one I will marry
Like a bird in a tree I got my liberty and I'm free from the chain gang now

Track Listing

  • 1 Help Me
  • 2 God's Gonna Cut You Down
  • 3 Like the 309
  • 4 If You Could Read My Mind
  • 5 Further On up the Road
  • 6 On the Evening Train
  • 7 I Came to Believe
  • 8 Love's Been Good to Me
  • 9 A Legend in My Time
  • 10 Rose of My Heart
  • 11 Four Strong Winds
  • 12 I'm Free From the Chain Gang Now