The Man Comes Around Song Lyrics

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash American IV: The Man Comes Around cover art
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"And I heard, as it were, the noise of thunder
One of the four beasts saying,
'Come and see.' and I saw, and behold a white horse"

There's a man goin' 'round takin' names
And he decides who to free and who to blame
Everybody won't be treated all the same
There'll be a golden ladder reachin' down
When the man comes around

The hairs on your arm will stand up
At the terror in each sip and in each sup
Will you partake of that last offered cup
Or disappear into the potter's ground?
When the man comes around

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 The Man Comes Around
  • 2 Hurt
  • 3 Give My Love to Rose
  • 4 Bridge Over Troubled Water
  • 5 I Hung My Head
  • 6 First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
  • 7 Personal Jesus
  • 8 In My Life
  • 9 Sam Hall
  • 10 Danny Boy
  • 11 Desperado
  • 12 I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
  • 13 Tear Stained Letter
  • 14 Streets of Laredo
  • 15 We’ll Meet Again


  • credits


    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Johnny Cash
    album: Track 1 in album American IV: The Man Comes Around
    release date: 2002-11-5
    popularity : 846 users have visited this page.
    length: 4:29
    guest performer: Randy Scruggs
    acoustic guitar: Randy Scruggs and Smokey Hormel
    organ & piano: Benmont Tench
    lyricist: Johnny Cash
    composer: Johnny Cash

    Album Information

    label: American Recordings
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 044006333922
    script: Latin