The Wall Lyrics

Johnny Cash


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Joseph Johnson, Brad Jordan, Gregory Allen Webster
album: Track 10 in album Orange Blossom Special
release date: 1965
popularity : 3 users have visited this page.
length: 1:37
bass: Marshall Grant
drums: W.S. Holland
guitar: Johnny Cash
electric guitar: Carl Perkins, Luther Perkins
mastering: Darcy Proper
additional producer: Bob Irwin
producer: Bob Johnston
vocal: Johnny Cash

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There's a lot of strange men in cell block ten
But the strangest of them all
Was a friend of mine who spent his time
Staring at the wall
Staring at the wall

In his hand was a note that his gal had wrote
Proving crime don't pay
Was the very same gal he robbed and stole for
Naming her wedding day
Naming her wedding day

As he looked at the wall
So strong and tall
I could hear him softly curse
Nobody at all ever climbed that wall
But I'm gonna be the first
I'm gonna be the first

Then the warden walked by and said son don't try
I'd hate to see you fall
Cause there ain't no doubt they'll carry you out
If you ever touch that wall
If you ever touch that wall

Well a years gone by since he made his try
But I can still recall
How hard he tried and the way he died
But he never made that wall
He never made that wall

There's never been a man ever shook this can
But I knew a man who tried
The newspapers called it a jailbreak plan
But I know it was suicide
I know it was suicide

Track Listing

  • 1 Orange Blossom Special
  • 2 The Long Black Veil
  • 3 It Ain't Me Babe
  • 4 The Wall
  • 5 Don't Think Twice, It's Alright
  • 6 You Wild Colorado
  • 7 Mama, You've Been on My Mind
  • 8 When It's Springtime in Alaska (It's Forty Below)
  • 9 All of God's Children Ain't Free
  • 10 Danny Boy
  • 11 Wildwood Flower
  • 12 Amen