The Walls of a Prison

Johnny Cash


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Johnny R. Cash
album: Track 11 in album From Sea to Shining Sea
release date: 1968-1
popularity : 10 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country

Album Information

country(area): United States
script: Latin

Cover Art

Johnny Cash From Sea to Shining Sea cover art


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There's a lot of strange men in cell block ten
Was a friend of mine who spent his time staring at the wall

You could hear him softly curse nobody at all
Yeah I'm gonna be the first
The warden walked by and said son don't try
For there is no doubt they'll carry you out
If you ever touch that wall
Well a years gone by since he made his try
How hard he tried and the way he died
He never made that wall
There's never been a man ever shook this can
The newspapers called it a jail break plan
I know it was suicide


Track Listing

  • 1 From Sea to Shining Sea
  • 2 The Whirl and the Suck
  • 3 Call Daddy From the Mines
  • 4 The Frozen Four Hundred Pounds Fair to Middlin' Cotton Picker
  • 5 Cisco Clifton's Fillin' Station
  • 6 The Masterpiece
  • 7 You and Tennessee
  • 8 Another Song to Sing
  • 9 The Flint Arrowhead
  • 10 Shrimpin' Sailin'
  • 11 The Walls of a Prison