play Kick Out The Lights (Johnny Cash)

from Chasing Beauty

Now the Johnny Cash
The Man in Black
Was at the Grand Old Opry
Drunk on ambition
Whiskey, coffee
He was dancing with demons
But nothing could stop him tonight
Tonight

But it felt like a church
He said a little prayer
Ran to the stage
taking two and three stairs
You could heckle ol' Johnny
Hell, he wouldn't care, 'cause tonight
He's gonna kick out the lights!

Kick out the lights!
Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash
John Cash
Kick out the lights!
Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash
John Cash
Kick Out the lights!
Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash
John Cash
Kick Out the lights!
Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash
John Cash 

Now you can play a big theater
Of chandeliers and pearls
Rage inside a stadium
To rows of pretty girls
Take a fancy jet
Tour round the world
If you like
It's alright

Or you can play Folsom Prison
To the robbers the crooks
To three hundred killers
Giving back dirty looks
If there's a prison riot
You're gonna get the hook
So tonight -- you better
Kick out the lights!

(Chorus)
 
Play, Play on John
Johnny till the last note's gone
Rage, Rage on John
Johnny till the last note's gone

So go and sing your little love song
About lying, leaving
Your Momma's good cooking
How you can't break even
Your pick up truck
or how your girlfriend's cheating
It's alright
If you like

Or you can sing A Ring of Fire
And how God cut you down
About cocaine, freight trains,
Sunday Morning Coming Down
How you shot a man in Reno
Just to paint the town
Well damn right
You'll be kicking out the lights!

(Chorus)

Credits:

Vocals and Acoustic Guitar: Ellis Paul
Bass: Gray Griggs
Drums: Travis McNabb
Lap Steel: Megan Lovell
Additional Vocals: Red Molly (Molly Vetner, Abbie Gardner, Laurie MacAllister)

Ellis Paul | Ellis Paul Publishing - SESAC

updated: 3 years ago