Johnny Cash - Rusty Cage Lyrics

Johnny Cash Unchained cover art
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You wired me awake
And hit me with a hand of broken nails
You tied my lead and pulled my chain
To watch my blood begin to boil

But I'm gonna break
I'm gonna break my
I'm gonna break my rusty cage and run

I'm gonna break
I'm gonna break my
I'm gonna break my rusty cage and run

Too cold to start a fire
I'm burning diesel, burning dinosaur bones
I'll take the river down to still waters
And ride a pack of dogs

I'm gonna break
I'm gonna break my
I'm gonna break my rusty cage and run

I'm gonna break
I'm gonna break my
I'm gonna break my rusty cage and run

When the forest burns along the road
Like God's eyes in my headlights
When the dogs are looking for their bones
And it's raining icepicks on your steel shore

I'm gonna break
I'm gonna break my
I'm gonna break my rusty cage and run

I'm gonna break
I'm gonna break my
I'm gonna break my rusty cage and run

I'm gonna break
I'm gonna break my
I'm gonna break my rusty cage and run

I'm gonna break
I'm gonna break my
I'm gonna break my rusty cage and run

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Rowboat
  • 2 Sea of Heartbreak
  • 3 Rusty Cage
  • 4 The One Rose (That’s Left in My Heart)
  • 5 Country Boy
  • 6 Memories Are Made of This
  • 7 Spiritual
  • 8 The Kneeling Drunkard’s Plea
  • 9 Southern Accents
  • 10 Mean Eyed Cat
  • 11 Meet Me in Heaven
  • 12 I Never Picked Cotton
  • 13 Unchained
  • 14 I’ve Been Everywhere


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Chris Cornell
    album: Track 3 in album Unchained
    release date: 1996-11-5
    popularity : 89 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country Rock
    length: 2:50
    producer: Rick Rubin
    additional percussion: Juliet Prater
    drums: Steve Ferrone
    percussion: Steve Ferrone
    Album Information
    label: American Recordings
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 093624309727
    script: Latin