San Quentin Lyrics

Johnny Cash


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Johnny Cash
album: Track 4 in album Golden Hits
release date: 2003
popularity : 19 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock
length: 2:52

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Johnny Cash Golden Hits cover art
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San Quentin, you've been livin' hell to me.
You've hosted me since nineteen sixty three
I've seen 'em come and go and I've seen 'em die
And long ago I stopped askin' why

San Quentin, I hate every inch of you.
You've cut me and have scarred me through and thru.
And I'll walk out a wiser weaker man;
Miter Congressman why can't you understand.

San Quentin, what good do you think you do?
Do you think I'll be different when you're through?
You bent my heart and mind and you may my soul;
And you stone walls turn my blood a little cold

San Quentin, may you rot and burn in hell.
May your walls fall down and may I live to tell.
May all the world forget you ever stood.
Ans may all the world regret you did no good.

San Quentin, you've been livin' hell to me.


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Ring Of Fire
  • 2 I Walk The Line
  • 3 A Boy Named Sue
  • 4 San Quentin
  • 5 Orange Blossom Special
  • 6 The One On The Right Is On The Left
  • 7 I Love You Because
  • 8 Country Boy
  • 9 Ballad Of A Teenage Queen
  • 10 Oh Lonesome Me
  • 11 You Win Again
  • 12 You're The Nearest Thing To Heaven
  • 13 City Of New Orleans
  • 14 I Got Stripes
  • 15 The Highway Man
  • 16 Peace In The Valley