Rusty Cage Lyrics

Johnny Cash


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Christopher J. Cornell
album: Track 17 in album Unchained
release date: 1996-11-5
popularity : 7 users have visited this page.
length: 2:50
additional instrument: Juliet Prater
percussion: Juliet Prater, Steve Ferrone
drums: Steve Ferrone
producer: Rick Rubin

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You wired me awake
And hit me with a hand of broken nails
You tied my lead and pulled my chain
To watch my blood boil

[Chorus]
But I'm gonna break
I'm gonna break my
I'm gonna break my rusty cage and run

Too cold to start a fire
I'm burning diesel, burning dinosaur bones
I'll take the river down to still waters
And ride a pack of dogs

[Chorus]

Hits like a Phillips head into my brain
It's gonna be too dark to sleep again
Cutting my teeth on bars and rusty chains
I'm gonna break my rusty cage and run

When the forest burns along the road
Like God's eyes in my headlights
When the dogs are looking for their bones
And it's raining icepicks on your steel shore

[Chorus]

Track Listing

  • 1 Rowboat
  • 2 Sea of Heartbreak
  • 3 Rusty Cage
  • 4 The One Rose (That's Left in My Heart)
  • 5 Country Boy
  • 6 Memories Are Made of This
  • 7 Spiritual
  • 8 The Kneeling Drunkard's Plea
  • 9 Southern Accents
  • 10 Mean Eyed Cat
  • 11 Meet Me in Heaven
  • 12 I Never Picked Cotton
  • 13 Unchained
  • 14 I've Been Everywhere