Old Chunk of Coal Lyrics

Johnny Cash


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Billy Shaver
album: Track 13 in album American Outtakes
release date: 1993
popularity : 18 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country
length: 2:03
composer: Billy Joe Shaver

Cover Art

Johnny Cash American Outtakes cover art
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I'm just an old chunk of coal
But I'm gonna be a diamond some day

I'm gonna grow and glow 'til I'm so blue, pure perfect
I'm gonna put a smile on everybody's face

But I'm gonna kneel and pray everyday
Lest I should become vain along the way

I'm just an old chunk of coal, now Lord
But I'm gonna be a diamond some day

I'm gonna learn the right way to talk
I'm gonna search and find a better way to walk

I'm gonna spit and polish my old rough-edged self
Until I get rid of every single flaw

I'm gonna be the world's best friend
I'm gonna go around shakin' everybody's hand

I'm gonna be the cotton-pickin' rage of the age
Yes, I'm gonna be a diamond some day

I said, "I'm just an old chunk of coal, my Lord
But I'm gonna be a diamond some day"


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