6. Old Haunts of Johnny Cash

he’s a local no matter where he appears
antisocial but he liked to share a beer
& a laugh but he needed time away
never lonesome until june had passed away
 
he just keeps on playing night after night in the nightclubs
staying out late in the bars but you won’t ever see him
just hear him
haunting them old haunts in town
with the train sound
old haunts in town
he's still around
 
a lost cause but you knew right where he’d be
no politician just called it like he’d seen
a straight shot didn’t always do the right thing
he made mistakes but Jesus intercedes

 

he just keeps on playing night after night in the nightclubs

staying out late in the bars but you won't ever see him

just hear him

haunting them old haunts in town

with the train sound

old haunts in town

he's still around

 

a walking contradiction

a saint and a sinner on a mission

walking a tight line of tension

between freedom and conviction