The Big Battle Lyrics

Johnny Cash


album: Track 17 in album America
release date: 1972
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length: 3:06

Album Information

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

Cover Art

Johnny Cash America cover art


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I think sir the battle is over and the young soldier laid down his gun
I'm tired of running for cover I'm certain the bottle is done
For see over there where we fought them it's quiet for they've all gone away
All left is the dead and the dying the Blue laying long side the Gray
So you think the battle is over and you even lay down your gun
You carelessly rise from your cover for you think the battle is done
Now boy hit the dirt listen to me for I'm still the one in command
Get flat on the ground here beside me and lay your ear hard to the sand
Can you hear the deafening rumble can you feel the trembling ground
It's not just the horses and wagons that make such a deafening sound
For every shot fired had an echo and every man killed wanted life
There lies your friend Jim McKenney can you take the news to his wife
No son the battle's not over the battle has only begun
The rest of the battle will cover the part that has blackened the sun
The fight yet to come's not with cannon nor will the fight be hand to hand


Track Listing

Vinyl 1
  • 1 Opening Dialogue
  • 2 Paul Revere
  • 3 Begin West Movement
  • 4 Road to Kaintuck
  • 5 To the Shining Mountains
  • 6 The Battle of New Orleans
  • 7 Southwestward
  • 8 Remember the Alamo
  • 9 Opening the West
  • 10 Lorena
  • 11 The Gettysburg Address
  • 12 The West
  • 13 Big Foot
  • 14 Like a Young Colt
  • 15 Mister Garfield
  • 16 A Proud Land
  • 17 The Big Battle
  • 18 On Wheels and Wings
  • 19 Come Take a Trip in My Airship
  • 20 Reaching for the Stars
  • 21 These Are My People