It Takes One to Know Me Lyrics

Johnny Cash


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Carlene Carter
album: Track in album Personal File
release date: 2006-5-23
popularity : 5 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country/Gospel/Bluegrass
length: 3:15

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Johnny Cash Personal File cover art
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It's true that I used to be crazy
And harder to love than most men
And the blood that ran in these tired hands
Was harder and wilder back then

And I don't feel as tall as I used to
Maybe it's just that I've grown
You're the one that held my hand when I fell
If I just couldn't make it alone

We've lived out all the stories
Sang all the old songs
It takes one to know me
I guess, you're the one

Your daughters a lady, she's a fortune
And your son an heir to the throne
And though this crown that I hold is tarnished and cold
It's a symbol of all that we own

Sometimes I wish I was younger
And could pick up the pieces and run
But then I look back on the matter of fact
And it's a race that we've already won

We've lived out all the stories
Sang all the old songs
It takes one to know me
I guess, you're the one

We've lived out all the stories
Sang all the old songs
It takes one to know me
And you knew the one


Track Listing

  • 1 The Letter Edged in Black
  • 2 There's a Mother Always Waiting at Home
  • 3 The Engineer's Dying Child
  • 4 My Mother Was a Lady
  • 5 The Winding Stream
  • 6 Far Away Places
  • 7 Galway Bay
  • 8 When I Stop Dreaming
  • 9 Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes
  • 10 I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen
  • 11 Missouri Waltz
  • 12 Louisiana Man
  • 13 Paradise
  • 14 I Don't Believe You Wanted to Leave
  • 15 Jim, I Wore a Tie Today
  • 16 Saginaw, Michigan
  • 17 When It's Springtime in Alaska (It's Forty Below)
  • 18 Girl in Saskatoon
  • 19 The Cremation of Sam McGee
  • 20 Tiger Whitehead
  • 21 It's All Over
  • 22 A Fast Song
  • 23 Virgie
  • 24 I Wanted So
  • 25 It Takes One to Know Me
  • 1 Seal It in My Heart and Mind
  • 2 Wildwood in the Pines
  • 3 Who at My Door Is Standing
  • 4 Have Thine Own Way Lord
  • 5 Lights of Magdala
  • 6 If Jesus Ever Loved a Woman
  • 7 The Lily of the Valley
  • 8 Have a Drink of Water
  • 9 The Way Worn Traveler
  • 10 Look Unto the East
  • 11 Matthew 24 (Is Knocking at the Door)
  • 12 The House Is Falling Down
  • 13 One of These Days I'm Gonna Sit Down and Talk to Paul
  • 14 What on Earth (Will You Do for Heaven's Sake)
  • 15 My Children Walk in Truth
  • 16 No Earthly Good
  • 17 Sanctified
  • 18 Lord, Lord, Lord
  • 19 What Is Man
  • 20 Over the Next Hill (We'll Be Home)
  • 21 A Half a Mile a Day
  • 22 Farther Along
  • 23 Life's Railway to Heaven
  • 24 In the Sweet Bye and Bye