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Thread #70398   Message #1201483
Posted By: Jim Dixon
06-Jun-04 - 05:58 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Understand Your Man (Johnny Cash)
Subject: Lyr Add: UNDERSTAND YOUR MAN (Johnny Cash)
Words and music by Johnny Cash.
As recorded by Johnny Cash on "I Walk the Line" (1964)

Don't call my name out your window when I'm leavin'.
I won't even turn my head.
Don't send your kinfolks to gi' me no talkin'.
I'll be gone like I said.
You'd say the same ol' thing that you been sayin' all along.
Lay there in your bed 'n' keep your mouth shut till I'm gone.
Don't give me that old familiar cryin', cussin' moan.
Understand your man. (I'm tired o' your bad-mouthin'.)
Understand your man.

You can give my other suit to the Salvation Army,
And everything else I leave behind.
I ain't takin' nothin' that'll slow down my trav'lin'
While I'm untanglin' my mind.
I ain't gonna rèpeat what I said anymore
While I'm breathin' air that ain't been breathed before.
I'll be as gone as a wild goose in winter,
Then you'll understand your man. (Meditate on it.)
Understand your man. (You hear me talkin', now?)
Understand your man. (Remember what I told you.)
Understand your man.