Cash Is Gone

Cash Is Gone

Bill Collins

He blazed a trail in Memphis that led to Rock and Roll
He was the living breathing voice of Country heart and soul
He wouldn’t back down from the truth – no, not without a fight
He stood up for the common folk and what he knew was right

Chorus:
Well I didn’t know the singer
No I only knew his song
But the world’s a little darker
Now Johnny Cash is gone
His spirit’s flown – His song goes on – Cash is gone
Spirit’s flown – Song goes on – Cash is gone

He carried out a little bit of darkness on his back
Who else could knock on the doors of the Pearly Gates wearing black?
He’s passed into the greater light into the arms of June
A singer when his muse is gone is a man without a tune

Chorus:

What happens when the legends die? That’s something we must face
Well I know if there’s a Heaven there’s an angel singing bass
Now Johnny we all miss you – no, we’ll never be the same
So I’ll raise my glass to the Man in Black – and I’ll drink to your name

Chorus

Spirit’s flown – Song goes on – Cash is gone
Spirit’s flown – Song goes on – Cash is gone