I Walk The Line Revisited

Album: The Houston Kid (2001)
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  • I'm back on board that '49 Ford in 1956
    Long before the sun came up way out in the sticks
    The headlight showed a two rut roadway, back up in the pines
    First time I heard Johnny Cash sing I walk the line

    I got my thrill behind the wheel upon my daddy?s lap
    Grandpa rode co-pilot with a flashlight and a map
    Cane pole out the window it was in the summertime
    First time I heard Johnny Cash sing I walk the line

    I keep a close watch on this heart of mine
    I keep my eyes wide open all the time
    I keep the ends out for the tie that binds
    Because you're mine, I walk the line

    I never will forget that day, I know the time and place
    Sounded like the whole thing came right down from outer space
    I still can see those headlights and that dashboard in my mind
    The first time I heard Johnny Cash sing I walk the line

    I find it very, very easy to be true
    I find myself alone when each day's through
    Yes, I'll admit that I'm a fool for you
    Because you're mine, I walk the line

    All these long years later it's still music to my ears
    I swear it sounds as good right now as anything I hear
    I've seen the Mona Lisa, I've heard Shakespeare read real fine
    Just like hearing Johnny Cash sing I walk the line

    As sure as night is dark and day is light
    I keep you on my mind both day and night
    And happiness I've know proves that it's right
    Because you're mine, I walk the line

    Because you're mine, I walk the line

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