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Lyrics : San Quentin

San Quentin, you've been livin' hell to me
You've hosted me since nineteen sixty three
I've seen 'em come and go and I've seen 'em die
And long ago I stopped askin' why

San Quentin, I hate every inch of you.
You've cut me and you've scarred me thru an' thru.
And I'll walk out a wiser, weaker man;
Mister Congressman, why can't you understand?

San Quentin, what good do you think you do?
Do you think that I'll be different when you're through?
You bend my heart and mind and you warp my soul,
your stone walls turn my blood a little cold.

San Quentin, may you rot and burn in hell.
May your walls fall and may I live to tell.
May all the world forget you ever stood.
And the whole world regret you did no good.

San Quentin, you've been living hell to me.

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i walk the lineA chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.

Starring : Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon and Ginnifer Goodwin



Johnny Cash - Trivia

Johnny got his first guitar in Germany, while working for the Air Force, for $5.

At the age of 17, Johnny entered his first talent show and won $5.

When Johnny was young, his mother played the guitar and the family would sing hymns on the front porch.

Johnny's father was Ray and his mother was Carrie.

In 2005, a movie based on Johnny's life, Walk the Line, was released.

Cash died at age 71.

Though primarily classified as 'Country Music', Johnny's music contains elements of Rock & Roll, Folk Music, BlueGrass, Blues, and Gospel.

Johnny's longtime lakeside home in Hendersonville, Tennessee was bought by a corporation owned by the Bee Gees member Barry Gibb in January 2006.

Contrary to popular belief, Johnny never spent more than one night in jail. He was once held over night in custody after being caught smuggling 1163 methamphetamine tablets across from Mexico.

Johnny proposed to his wife, June Carter over thirty times before she accepted.

Johnny recorded a cover of Ewan MacCall's The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.

Johnny's album The Man Comes Around features his cover of the Trent Reznor hit Hurt. Reznor was very angry at first, but after he heard the song, and saw the video for the first time, he was deeply moved, and found Johnny's cover beautiful.

The single Thirteen was written especially for Johhny by 'Goth Rocker' Glenn Danzig.

Johnny recorded a cover of Tom Petty's single I Won't Back Down.

Johnny was know by his trademark all black attire, and his baritone voice.

Johnny's top three selling records of all time were: I Walk the Line, A Boy Named Sue, and Ring of Fire.

Johnny wrote his autobiography in 1975, Man In Black, which is now out of print.

Johnny played a rural southern sheriff in a television movie called Murder In Cowetta County , a drama based on a true story in 1983

Johnny appeared in a Television Western called A Gun Fight with Kirk Douglas in 1971.

Johnny's first single was titled Hey Porter, he recorded it for 'Sun Records' in 1955.

The last song written by Cash, "Like the 309", is featured on his posthumous album, American V: A Hundred Highways.





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