February 27, 2015

Johnny Cash Would Be 83 Today

"And I heard, as it were, the noise of thunder:
One of the four beasts saying: "Come and see." And I saw.
And behold, a white horse."

"The Man Comes Around" is a song that I wrote, it's my song of the apocalypse, and I got the idea from a dream that I had — I dreamed I saw Queen Elizabeth. I dreamed I went in to Buckingham Palace, and there she sat on the floor. And she looked up at me and said, "Johnny Cash, you're like a thorn tree in a whirlwind." And I woke up, of course, and I thought, what could a dream like this mean? Thorn tree in a whirlwind? Well, I forgot about it for two or three years, but it kept haunting me, this dream. I kept thinking about it, how vivid it was, and then I thought, Maybe it's biblical. So I found it. Something about whirlwinds and thorn trees in the Bible. So from that, my song started and..." -- Johnny Cash

And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts,
And I looked and behold: a pale horse.
And his name, that sat on him, was Death.
And Hell followed with him.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at February 27, 2015 9:06 AM
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Johnny Cash was great. He was all American, and spoke to us all the same.

Posted by: Casey Klahn at February 28, 2015 8:32 PM

One of a dwindling number of role models among musicians and "stars".
We could use more of his grit.

Posted by: chasmatic at March 1, 2015 7:09 AM