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Johnny Cash — Drive On
Album: American Recordings
Avg rating:
7

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Total ratings: 295









Released: 1994
Length: 2:20
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I got a friend named Whiskey Sam
He was my boonierat buddy for a year in Nam
He said is my country just a little off track
Took 'em twenty-five years to welcome me back
But, it's better than not coming back at all
Many a good man I saw fall
And even now, every time I dream
I hear the men and the monkeys in the jungle scream

Drive on, it don't mean nothin'
My children love me , but they don't understand
And I got a woman who knows her man
Drive on, it don't mean nothin', it don't mean nothin'
Drive on

I remember one night, Tex and me
Rappelled in on a hot L.Z.
We had our 16's on rock and roll
But, with all that fire, was scared and cold
We were crazy, we were wild
And I have seen the tiger smile
I spit in a bamboo viper's face
And I'd be dead, but by God's grace

Drive on, it don't mean nothin'
My children love me , but they don't understand
And I got a woman who knows her man
Drive on, it don't mean nothin', it don't mean nothin'
Drive on

It was a real slow walk in a real sad rain
And nobody tried to be John Wayne
I came home, but Tex did not
And I can't talk about the hit he got
I got a little limp now when I walk
And I got a little tremolo when I talk
But my letter read from Whiskey Sam
"You're a walkin' talkin' miracle from Vietnam"

Drive on, it don't mean nothin'
My children love me , but they don't understand
And I got a woman who knows her man
Drive on, it don't mean nothin', it don't mean nothin'
Drive on.
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 Jelani wrote:

"You're a walkin' talkin' miracle from Afghanistan"...



"You're a walkin' talkin' miracle from Afghanistan"...
 Johray63 wrote:
Unlike some of the covers he has done lately, this one sounds very naturally, very much like pure Johnny Cash.
 
'Hurt' is his epitaph and best cover anyone ever did. Goosebumps every time.
It's pure JC, even though it wasn't written by him.
 the_jake wrote:
I was expecting to hear James Brolin to try and sell me a transmission service from AAMCO listening to this song. Wait this isn't commercial radio, Drive on!
 
Listening to this song, quite sometime after originally hearing it for the first time on RP of course, I must increase my rating substantially.  3 --> 5.

We'll see if that increases on my  next listen.
Long live RP!
Wow. I don't think I've ever heard this before. Wow.
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One of my musical heroes, the Man in Black. 
Ranks in my top 10 of the most insipid songs ever recorded. What possessed you to play this Bill? :roll:
Unlike some of the covers he has done lately, this one sounds very naturally, very much like pure Johnny Cash.
This and \"Persuasions - Electric Aunt Jemima (with Fred Barnes)\" in the same afternoon?? Definitely eclectic!
I was expecting to hear James Brolin to try and sell me a transmission service from AAMCO listening to this song. Wait this isn\'t commercial radio, Drive on!