We're the Walking Wounded (video)

Johnny Cash was a prolific songwriter and poet. Last year, a collection of his poems, Forever Words, give an insight into his faith, hopes, and dreams. 

This year an album based on these poems were released. I’d like to share one song based on a poem called: The Walking Wounded by Roseanne Cash.

When I think about describing life under the sun, Walking Wounded, is right on. Check out Johnny Cash’s daughters rendition of this poem below. 

”The Walking Wounded"

(originally by Johnny Cash)

We're in the church house kneeling down

We're in the subways underground

We're in the bars and on the street

We drive a truck we walk a beat

We're in the mills and factories

We make the steel we cut the trees

A thousand-yard stare, eyes of glass

But we will see you when you pass

 

We lost our homes, we lost our dreams

All our goals have turned into schemes

We hurt each other and ourselves

So after long, traumatic spells

 

We are the walking

We are the walking

We are the walking wounded

 

We cried out from the deepest pit

But rise back up each time we're hit

We fell from power and from grace

But resurrection's in our face

We're just like little girls and boys

We play with grown up toys

We never thought of sink or swim

My brother hurts me so I hurt him

 

We are the walking

We are the walking

We are the walking wounded

 

Like a circle, round and round

We go up so we come down

We don't explain or apologize

We pull the veil across our eyes

We see through your fake refrain

But we won't let you see our pain

You may not know us but you will see

There are more than you'd believe

 

We are the walking

We are the walking

We are the walking

We are the walking

 

We are the walking

We are the walking

We are the walking wounded

Johnny Cash: Forever Words Buy/Listen - https://JohnnyCash.lnk.to/Foreverwords_Album!tww About the album: Johnny Cash: Forever Words is a collaborative album consisting of 16 songs created from Johnny Cash's unknown poetry, lyrics, and letters set to music by an astounding array of contemporary artists including Chris Cornell, Ruston Kelly & Kacey Musgraves, Rosanne Cash, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Brad Paisley, Kris Kristofferson & Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Elvis Costello, Carlene Carter, The Jayhawks, T.