Please Don’t Let Me Out Lyrics - Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash Ragged Old Flag cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1974-4-5
Genre: Rock Folk, World, & Country
Style: Acoustic/Country Rock
length: 2:43
writer: Johnny Cash
I've been in jail eleven years and parole has just come through
The gates will soon swing open wide but I'm not going through
Jail's the only home I know or care to know about
Please let me stay where I belong please don't let me out

How could I tell those friends of mine they've seen the last of me
Can't I make you understand I never can be free
Cause that's a big unfriendly world and I don't know the route
That leads to where I may belong please don't let me out

I had to learn to get along without a lot of things
And I had to learn to live with the loneliness confinement brings
And I learnt to take no mail from home or whatever came about
Now I'm dug in and I'm happy here please don't let me out

How could I tell those friends of mine...
Yes that's a big unfriendly world...

Tracklist
Vinyl 1
  • 1 Ragged Old Flag
  • 2 Don’t Go Near the Water
  • 3 All I Do Is Drive
  • 4 Southern Comfort
  • 5 King of the Hill
  • 6 Pie in the Sky
  • 7 Lonesome to the Bone
  • 8 While I’ve Got It on My Mind
  • 9 Good Morning Friend
  • 10 I’m a Worried Man
  • 11 Please Don’t Let Me Out
  • 12 What on Earth Will You Do (For Heaven’s Sake)