Johnny Cash - I'm Just an Old Chunk of Coal Lyrics

Johnny Cash A Believer Sings the Truth cover art
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I'm just an old chunk of coal
But I'm gonna be a diamond some day
I'm gonna grow and glow
'Til I'm so blue pure perfect
I'm gonna put a smile on everybody's face
But I'm gonna kneel and pray everyday
Lest I should become vain along the way
I'm just an old chunk of coal, now Lord
But I'm gonna be a diamond some day

I'm gonna learn the right way to talk
I'm gonna search and find a better way to walk
I'm gonna spit and polish my old rough-edged self
'Til I get rid of every single flaw
I'm gonna be the world's best friend
I'm gonna go around shaking everybody's hand
I'm gonna be the cotton-pickin' Rage of the Age
Yes I'm gonna be a diamond some day

I said I'm just an old chunk of coal now Lord
But I'm gonna be a diamond some day

Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Wings in the Morning
  • 2 Gospel Boogie (A Wonderful Time Up There)
  • 3 Over the Next Hill
  • 4 He's Alive
  • 5 I've Got Jesus in My Soul
  • 6 When He Comes
  • 7 I Was There When It Happened (So I Guess I Ought to Know)
  • 8 I'm a Newborn Man
  • 9 There Are Strange Things Happening Every Day
  • 10 Children Go Where I Send Thee
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 I'm Just an Old Chunk of Coal
  • 2 Lay Me Down in Dixie
  • 3 Don't Take Everybody for Your Friend
  • 4 You'll Get Yours, I'll Get Mine
  • 5 Oh Come, Angel Band
  • 6 This Train Is Bound for Glory
  • 7 I'm Gonna Try to Be That Way
  • 8 What on Earth (Will You Do for Heavens Sake)
  • 9 That's Enough
  • 10 The Greatest Cowboy of Them All


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Billy Shaver
    album: Track in album A Believer Sings the Truth
    release date: 1979
    popularity : 64 users have visited this page.
    genres: Funk / Soul Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country Rock/Gospel
    length: 2:13
    Album Information
    label: Cachet Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin