The Big Light Lyrics - Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash Johnny Cash Is Coming to Town cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Elvis Costello
release date: 1987-4-3
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country
length: 2:42
producer: Jack Clement
assistant producer: Dave Ferguson
writer: Elvis Costello
Well I had a little feeling to have a big night
And I woke up feeling small and not so brave and not quite right
I had to face the where was I and who was she, what did I do
Worst of all I had to face the big light

The big light came through my window and it opened up my eyelids
And it snapped them up like roller blinds and it told me things that I did
I can't face another day and night of good ideas and complications
And I'm thankful that I didn't open another bottle of inspiration

When the hangover this morning had a personality
And I cast my shattered mind over selected memories
Didn't even touch the light switch 'cause I didn't want to see
That haggard face was staring back at me

The big light came through my window and it opened up my eyelids
And it snapped them up like roller blinds and it told me things that I did
I can't face another day and night of good ideas and complications
And I'm thankful that I didn't open another bottle of inspiration

Yes I had a little feeling to have a big time
And I woke up to alarm bells like a big church chime
I had to face the where was I and who was she, what did I do
Worst of all I had to face the big light

The big light came through my window and it opened up my eyelids
And it snapped them up like roller blinds and it told me things that I did
I can't face another day and night of good ideas and complications
And I'm thankful that I didn't open another bottle of inspiration

Oh it's nice to go out and have a big night
But sooner or later you're got to face the big light




Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 The Big Light
  • 2 The Ballad of Barbara
  • 3 I’d Rather Have You
  • 4 Let Him Roll
  • 5 The Night Hank Williams Came to Town
  • 6 Sixteen Tons
  • 7 Letters From Home
  • 8 W. Lee O Daniel (and the Light Crust Boys)
  • 9 Heavy Metal (Don’t Mean Rock & Roll to Me)
  • 10 My Ship Will Sail