Johnny Cash - Thirteen Lyrics

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Bad luck wind been blowin' at my back
I was born to bring trouble to wherever I'm at
Got the number 13 tattooed on my neck
When the ink starts to itch, then the black will turn to red

I was born in the soul of misery
Never had me a name
They just gave me the number when I was young

Got a long line of heartache, I carry it well
The list of lives I've broken reach from here to hell
Bad luck wind been blowin' at my back
I pray you don't look at me, I pray I don't look back

I was born in the soul of misery
Never had me a name
They just gave me the number when I was young

I was born in the soul of misery
Never had me a name
They just gave me the number when I was young

They just gave me the number when I was young
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


  • Credits
    publisher: ©REACH MUSIC PUBLISHING
    writers: Glen Danzig
    album: Track 6 in album American Recordings
    release date: 1994-4-26
    popularity : 91 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country
    length: 2:30
    producer: Rick Rubin
    vocal: Johnny Cash
    acoustic guitar: Johnny Cash
    composer: Glenn Danzig
    lyricist: Glenn Danzig
    Album Information
    label: American Recordings
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 093624552024
    script: Latin