You're the Nearest Thing to Heaven Lyrics

Johnny Cash


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Arthur Freed, Nacio Brown, Nacio Herb Brown
album: Track 9 in album Sings the Songs That Made Him Famous
release date: 1958-11-13
popularity : 10 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock/Rock & Roll
length: 2:41
lyricist: Johnny Cash

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Johnny Cash Sings the Songs That Made Him Famous cover art
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Of the ocean deep and blue
I held my breath and watched
The western sunset's golden hue

I've flown above the mountain peaks
And valley's wide and green
But you're the nearest thing to heaven that I've seen

You're the nearest thing to heaven, yes you are
I have searched for happiness so long and far
But my search for love was through
The day that I found you
'Cause you're the nearest thing to heaven, yes you are

I confess that I've been tempted
By a luring magic charm
When a smile was flashed my way
And stood before two open arms
But I turned and walked away because
I love you like I do
You're the nearest thing to heaven, darling you

You're the nearest thing to heaven, yes you are
I have searched for happiness so long and far
But my search for love was through
The day that I found you
'Cause you're the nearest thing to heaven, yes you are

I have watched the silver raindrops
Fall to earth to cool the day
Watched the rainbow at twilight
When the clouds had blown away
I loved the pretty flowers
But he cannot buy their worth
But you're the nearest thing to heaven on this earth

You're the nearest thing to heaven, yes you are
I have searched for happiness for long and far
But my search for love was through
The day that I found you
'Cause you're the nearest thing to heaven, yes you are




Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Ballad of a Teenage Queen
  • 2 There You Go
  • 3 I Walk the Line
  • 4 Don’t Make Me Go
  • 5 Guess Things Happen That Way
  • 6 Train of Love
  • 7 The Ways of a Woman in Love
  • 8 Next in Line
  • 9 You’re the Nearest Thing to Heaven
  • 10 I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still in Love With You)
  • 11 Home of the Blues
  • 12 Big River