The Man Who Couldn't Cry Lyrics

Johnny Cash

credits


publisher: ©DOWNTOWN MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC
writers: Loudon Wainwright
album: Track 13 in album American Recordings
release date: 1994-4-26
popularity : 30 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Blues Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country/Gospel/Folk/Acoustic
length: 5:02
producer: Rick Rubin
vocal: Johnny Cash
acoustic guitar: Johnny Cash
composer: Loudon Wainwright III

Album Information

label: American Recordings
country(area): United States
format: CD
barcode: 093624552024
script: Latin

Cover Art

Johnny Cash American Recordings cover art

Lyrics

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There once was a man who just couldn't cry
He hadn't cried for years and for years
Napalmed babies and the movie love story
For instance could not produce tears
As a child he had cried as all children will
Then at some point his tear ducts ran dry
He grew to be a man, the feces hit the fan
Things got bad, but he couldn't cry

His dog was run over, his wife up and left him
And after that he got sacked from his job
Lost his arm in the war, was laughed at by a whore
Ah, but sill not a sniffle or sob

His novel was refused, his movie was panned

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Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Delia's Gone
  • 2 Let the Train Blow the Whistle
  • 3 The Beast in Me
  • 4 Drive On
  • 5 Why Me Lord
  • 6 Thirteen
  • 7 Oh, Bury Me Not (Introduction: A Cowboy's Prayer)
  • 8 Bird on a Wire
  • 9 Tennessee Stud
  • 10 Down There by the Train
  • 11 Redemption
  • 12 Like a Soldier
  • 13 The Man Who Couldn't Cry