Johnny Cash – Goin’ by the Book

You can see it in the movies and the paper and the TV news
Somebody’s army is always on the move
There’s gonna be a battle the lines have been drawn
They got guns and tanks and planes

The wells are gone dry and the water is bad and the air is acid rain
There’s war after war and rumors of war from the East
There’s a rumblin’ in the ground and they’re talkin’ about the beast

Good mothers cry ’cause the rivers run high
With the blood of too many sons
Some people say peace is on the way
But the worst is still to come

‘Cause the prophets wrote about it
And Jesus spoke about it
And John got to take a look
And he told us what he saw when it’s easy to see
It’s goin’ by the book
It’s goin’ by the book

There’s armies in the cities and the missiles stand ready for flight
A pale horse rides like the wind across the night
And that rumblin’ in the desert like thunder gettin’ closer
Are the trumpet’s gettin’ ready to blow
There’s gonna be a shout that will wake the dead
We better be ready to go

‘Cause the prophets wrote about it
And Jesus spoke about it
And John got to take a look
And he told us what he saw when it’s easy to see
It’s goin’ by the book
It’s goin’ by the book

(It’s goin’ by the book)
(It’s goin’ by the book)

(It’s goin’ by the book)

2 thoughts on “Johnny Cash – Goin’ By The Book

  1. Genie says:

    I’m a big fan of Johnny Cash, I thought I’d heard all his songs, but I haven’t heard this one before.
    He was one of the best poets/songwriters ever.
    Great singer too.
    I do wonder about “the book”, did it actually manipulate history by its predictions (which are subject to much interpretation), or is it prophesy?
    I’ve read a lot of the esoteric meanings about “the book” and they are very different than the literal meanings.
    But it does seem that there are prophesies in it too, though…

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    1. Ronnie says:

      Prophesies that come true will be highlighted and the ones that do not will be ignored or forgotten.
      Members of a particular religion that have come to my door, manipulated prophesy to suit their agenda.

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