"Johnny Cash" as written by and Adele Bethel Scott Paterson....
You began a search
I know many have tried
Not a blind man among you
For years let fate decide
So swallowed and followed and played through start to end
With the good weight all carried by your faithful friend

She wrote you a song and you bought a wedding dress
Having handsome bite buxom
Have insured people met
Then sundry and nocturnal
You lay your peace to sleep
With your new loves good fortunes
And secrets safe to keep

[Chorus]
What will await you
Can tether no more
What's shrunken withers
In the path to your door

What will await you
Can tether no more
What's shrunken withers
In the path to your door


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"Johnny Cash" as written by Ailidh Lennon Adele Bethel

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    General CommentIt'd be excellent if the first 4 songs on this album all flowed into each other like some kind of folk rock epic.
    ReActoron March 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSons and Daughters rock! i saw them today playing in HMV in Edinburgh and they are so different from anyone i have seen or heard before.... I have no idea what this song's about though! :S
    pegzon June 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song sounds like the Human League in a good way!
    Xo Beyond Repair oXon June 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWeird. Wonder what it means? I love it.

    Withers are apparently the shoulders of a horse. RANDOM!

    It also has the line "start to end"..

    Man. Too cryptic for me.
    _ellieon June 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's a really cool song, but i have no idea of what it 's about.
    i think the 'start to end' is in the beginning to end, start to finish kinda way, and 'withers' can also mean shriveling, so i think it may mean what is already small and wrinkly, gets smaller and more wrinkly on the way to the door, which suggest evil, and sinister goings on.
    i'm sorry, i sound patronising, ARGGG, i sound like my english teacher.....
    found_then_lost3_13on July 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDon't be stupid. This song is about Johnny Cash.
    It's the fucking tittle for christ sakes.

    "She wrote you a song and you bought a wedding dress"

    June wrote the song "Ring of Fire" about Johnny. And after they were married.
    jinx_me6on December 20, 2005   Link

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