Who Sang I Used to Be Somebody? June Carter Cash

June Carter Cash Press On cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
length: 4:16
Lyrics
Well the place was New York city
And the hour was growing late

We had walked from the streets of Harlem
To the Greenwich village gate

We were young and foolish and trying out
his fame he said James Dean was his name

And i held the rose that he gave me for an hour
He wrote down the words while i picked the
Wildwood flower

Well i used to be somebody
Lord i used to have a friend
I'd like to be somebody again
I used to be somebody
Good lord where have i been
I ain't ever gonna see James Dean again

Well i went with Elvis Presley to see Brando from
A far and i sat with Kazan and Tennessee and did
A street car named desire

We laughed a lot and we danced a lot and we
Rocked away our fears
That was back in my rock and roll years

When i held the rose that he gave me for an hour
Elvis sang the song while i picked the wildwood flower

Well i used to be somebody
Lord i used to have a friend
I'd like to be somebody again
I used to be somebody good lord where have i been
I ain't ever gonna see Elvis again

Well i got the best man and my children they love me
And i might have done some things good enough
For you to see but sometimes if I'm feeling low i swing
Back to my fears and go back to my rock and roll years

When i held the rose that he gave me for an hour
Elvis sang the song while i picked the wildwood flower

Well i used to be somebody lord i used to have a friend
I'd like to be somebody again
I used to be somebody
Good lord where have i been

I ain't ever gonna see Elvis again
I ain't ever gonna see James Dean again
I ain't ever gonna see Patsy Cline again
Oh i ain't ever gonna see Hank Williams again

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Diamonds in the Rough
  • 2 Ring of Fire
  • 3 The Far Side Banks of Jordan
  • 4 Losin' You
  • 5 Gatsby's Restaurant
  • 6 Wings of Angels
  • 7 The L&N Don't Stop Here Anymore
  • 8 Once Before I Die
  • 9 I Used to Be Somebody
  • 10 Tall Lover Man
  • 11 Tiffany Anastasia Lowe
  • 12 Meeting in the Air
  • 13 Will the Circle Be Unbroken

  • Release information
    label: Dualtone
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 803020113022
    script: Latin