Johnny Cash fights his personal demons

Originally a Bonnie Prince Billy track, but nobody touches the dark part of one’s soul quite like the Man in Black:

Well, you’re my friend and can you see
Many times we’ve been out drinkin’
Many times we’ve shared our thoughts
But did you ever, ever notice, the kind of thoughts I got?

Well, you know I have a love, a love for everyone I know
And you know I have a drive to live, I won’t let go
But can you see this opposition comes rising up sometimes?
That it’s dreadful imposition, comes blacking in my mind

And that I see a darkness

Did you know how much I love you?
Is a hope that somehow you
Can save me from this darkness.

Well, I hope that someday, buddy, we have peace in our lives
Together or apart, alone or with our wives
And we can stop our whoring and pull the smiles inside
And light it up forever and never go to sleep
My best unbeaten brother, this isn’t all I see

Oh, no, I see a darkness.

Did you know how much I love you?
Is a hope that somehow you
Can save me from this darkness

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