Lost on the Desert Lyrics

Johnny Cash


publisher: ©OBO APRA/AMCOS
album: Track 1 in album The Sound of Johnny Cash
release date: 1962-8
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length: 2:01

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A burnin' hot sun a cryin' for water black wings circle the sky
Stumblin' and fallin' somebody's callin' you're lost on the desert to die
I had to give up and they took me to jail but I hid all the money I got
Way out on the desert where no one could get it and I left a mark at the spot
Then I got away and I ran for the desert the devil had taken control
I needed water but he said I'd make it near the money is a big waterhole
A burnin' hot sun...
[ ac.guitar ]
Just up ahead is where I left my mark or it may be to the left or the right
I've been runnin' all day and they'll catch up tomorrow I've got to find it tonight
Then up jumped the devil and ran away laughin' he drank all the waterholes dry
He moved my mark till I'm running in circles and lost on the desert to die
A burnin' hot sun...
(Lost on the desert to die) lost on the desert to die (lost on the desert to die)

Track Listing

  • 1 Lost on the Desert
  • 2 Accidentally on Purpose
  • 3 In the Jailhouse Now
  • 4 Mr. Lonesome
  • 5 You Won’t Have Far to Go
  • 6 In Them Old Cottonfields Back Home
  • 7 Delia’s Gone
  • 8 I Forgot More Than You’ll Ever Know
  • 9 You Remembered Me
  • 10 I’m Free From the Chain Gang Now
  • 11 Let Me Down Easy
  • 12 Sing It Pretty, Sue