"The Singer" as written by Johnny R. Cash and Charles E. Daniels....
As I walk these narrow streets
Where a million passing feet have troped before me
With my guitar in my hand
Suddenly I realize nobody knows me

Where yesterday the multitude
Screamed and cried my name out for a song
Today the streets are empty
And the crowds have all gone home

I pass a million houses
But there is no place that I belong
All I knew to give you
Was song after song after song


All the truths I tried to tell you
Were as distant to you as the moon
Born 200 years too late
And 200 years too soon

I'm a child of this age
Locked into the pages of your book
And when I am but dust and clay
And all the children stop to take a look

Will they marvel at the miracles I did perform
And the heights I did aspire
Or will they tear out the pages of the book,
To light a fire

With the rain on my face
There is no place that I belong

Did you forget this fucking singer so soon?
And did you forget my song?


Lyrics submitted by Staticburn89

"Singer" as written by Johnny R. Cash Charles E. Daniels

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    General CommentThis is a cover of a Johnny Cash Song, which is possibly about Cash's veiw upon the music industry and his career in the late seventies and eighties. He was basically forgotten by everyone about and his label dropped him, i dont blame him for feeling so betrayed.

    Nick gives a nice apmosphere to this song, its really good.
    Staticburn89on January 27, 2006   Link

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