Orphan of the Road

Johnny Cash

credits


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Dick Feller
album: Track 2 in album Man in Black
release date: 1971-5
popularity : 13 users have visited this page.
genres: Blues Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock/Country
length: 3:37

Album Information

label: Columbia
country(area): United States
format: Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Johnny Cash Man in Black cover art

Lyrics

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From a carnie show and a rodeo that shared a three day stand
In new spring nights amid the lights of the painted carnie van

And the carnie season bloomed and soon moved on
The too-late-son of something that was gone
The black sheep child that grew up wild
Unwanted son of ice and fire

Of a chill that closed her eyes
Without a name too wild to tame no one cared to try

I joined the men who drift from town to town
I'd never find the time to settle down
The black sheep child that grew up wild
Unwanted son of ice and fire

And I pulled myself into the boxcar door
Of an old man lying sick upon the floor
And he said I tried to find her but they told me that she'd died
And I tried to find him but I never did but I know I could rest in peace

Then I held it close and I gently raised his head
He smiled a cowboy smile and then was dead
The black sheep child that grew up wild
Unwanted son of ice and fire

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Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Preacher Said, 'Jesus Said'
  • 2 Orphan of the Road
  • 3 You've Got a New Light Shining in Your Eyes
  • 4 If Not for Love
  • 5 Man in Black
  • 6 Singin' in Viet Nam Talkin' Blues
  • 7 Ned Kelly
  • 8 Look for Me
  • 9 Dear Mrs.
  • 10 I Talk to Jesus Every Day