Rusty Cage Lyrics

Johnny Cash


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Chris Cornell
album: Track 3 in album Unchained
release date: 1996-11-5
popularity : 17 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock
length: 2:50
producer: Rick Rubin
additional percussion: Juliet Prater
drums: Steve Ferrone
percussion: Steve Ferrone
composer: Chris Cornell
lyricist: Chris Cornell

Cover Art

Johnny Cash Unchained cover art
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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 begin to boil

But I'm gonna break
I'm gonna break my
I'm gonna break my rusty cage and run

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

I'm gonna break
I'm gonna break my
I'm gonna break my rusty cage and run

I'm gonna break
I'm gonna break my
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

I'm gonna break
I'm gonna break my
I'm gonna break my rusty cage and run

I'm gonna break
I'm gonna break my
I'm gonna break my rusty cage and run

I'm gonna break
I'm gonna break my
I'm gonna break my rusty cage and run

I'm gonna break
I'm gonna break my
I'm gonna break my rusty cage and run


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 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