I Walk The Line Lyrics by Johnny Cash


Johnny Cash Lyrics

I Walk The Line Lyrics

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



You've got a way to keep me on your side
You give me cause for love that I can't hide
For you I know I'd even try to turn the tide
Because you're mine, 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 Walk The Line Info:

• Originally Johnny Cash wrote this song and intended it to be a slow Ballad, but producer Sam Phillips preferred the uptempo arrangement which over time Johnny liked as well.

• During live performances Johnny has to hum when he sings the song to get his pitch because he has to change keys several times while singing it.

• In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked the song at #30 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

• Carl Perkins suggested the title 'I Walk The Line' while on tour with Johnny Cash.



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