If I Give My Soul Lyrics

Johnny Cash


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Billy Joe Shaver
album: Track 15 in album American Outtakes
release date: 1993
popularity : 23 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country
length: 2:55
composer: Billy Joe Shaver

Cover Art

Johnny Cash American Outtakes cover art
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Down a dangerous road, I have come to where I'm standing
With a heavy heart, and my hat clutched in my hand
Such a foolish fool, God ain't known no greater sinner
I have come in search of Jesus, hoping he will understand

I had a woman once; she was kind, and she was gentle
Had a child by me, who grew up to be a man
I had a steady job till I started into drinking
And I started making music that went with the devil's band

Oh, the years flew by like a mighty rush of eagles
My dreams and plans were all scattered in the wind
It's a lonesome life when you lose the ones you live for
If I make my peace with Jesus, will they take me back again?

If I give my soul, will he cleanse these clothes I'm wearin'?
If I give my soul, will he put new boots on my feet?
If I bow my head and beg God for his forgiveness
Will he breathe new breath inside me, and give back my dignity?

If I give my soul, will he stop my hands from shaking?
If I give my soul, will my son love me again?
If I give my soul, and she knows I really mean it
If I give my soul to Jesus, will she take me back again?

If I give my soul to Jesus, will she take me back again?


Track Listing

  • 1 What on Earth
  • 2 The Drifter
  • 3 I Witnessed a Crime
  • 4 Banks of the Ohio
  • 5 The Next Time I'm in Town
  • 6 Breaking Bread
  • 7 To Beat the Devil
  • 8 Friends in California
  • 9 The Caretaker
  • 10 The Wonder of You
  • 11 All I Want Is Your Heart
  • 12 Bury Me Not
  • 13 Old Chunk of Coal
  • 14 Go On Blues
  • 15 If I Give My Soul
  • 16 Thirteen
  • 17 Folsom Prison Blues
  • 18 Ring Of Fire
  • 19 In Your Mind
  • 20 Flesh and Blood
  • 21
  • 22 Bad News
  • 23 All Of Gods Children Aint Free
  • 24 One More Ride