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Thread #93966   Message #1813903
Posted By: Jeri
19-Aug-06 - 02:31 PM
Thread Name: Johnny Cash: The Kitsch of Death!
Subject: RE: Johnny Cash: The Kitsch of Death!
The more horrible a thing is, the more humans joke about it. We don't laugh at the people who die but at death itself. If the Baggage Coach were personal to us, it would be sad. As it is an obvious (and in this century, ham-handed) attempt to force tears out of people, it's not.

I don't think Cash did more songs about death than most country artists. The Carter Family repertoire is full of them, bluegrass, old time, Irish songs about 'I'll live until I die', and dead people who aren't dead, songs about Heaven or Hell, etc.

The song about the girl who was run over? Was that Walking/Driving/Taking Whatserface Home?