Redemption Day Lyrics Johnny Cash



Redemption Day Lyrics Johnny Cash

The Redemption Day song is from Johnny Cash's 2010 posthumous album release, American VI: Aint No Grave. It was the final album in an extremely popular series of 'cover' albums, known as the American Recordings.

The song was originally performed by American singer Sheryl Crow on her second album.

The song was most recently used as a tribute to the late Phil Harris, who was a star of the reality show, The Deadliest Catch.

Redemption Day Lyrics:

I've wept for those who suffer long
But how I weep for those who've gone
Into rooms of grief and questioned wrong
But keep on killing
It's in the soul to feel such things
But weak to watch without speaking
Oh what mercy sadness brings
If God be willing

There is a train that's heading straight
To heaven's gate, to heaven's gate
And on the way, child and man,
And woman wait, watch and wait
For redemption day

Fire rages in the streets
And swallows everything it meets
It's just an image often seen
On television
Come leaders, come you men of great
Let us hear you pontificate
Your many virtues laid to waste
And we aren't listening

What do you have for us today
Throw us a bone but save the plate
On why we waited til so late
Was there no oil to excavate
No riches in trade for the fate
Of every person who died in hate
Throw us a bone, you men of great

There is a train that's heading straight
To heaven's gate, to heaven's gate
And on the way, child and man,
And woman wait, watch and wait
For redemption day

It's buried in the countryside
It's exploding in the shells at night
It's everywhere a baby cries
Freedom

Check out more song lyrics from the Aint No Grave Release

1 comment:

  1. This song is evocative and sears into us the feeling
    that we who are able approach death grumpily want to
    fight it till the last, like Captain Phil did.

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