I WALK THE LINE

Original Johnny Cash version


Hmmm

I keep a close watch on this heart of mine
I keep my eyes wide open all the time
I keep the ends out for the tie that binds
Because you're mine, I walk the line

Hmmm

I find it very, very easy to be true
I find myself alone when each day is through
Yes, I'll admit that I'm a fool for you
Because you're mine, I walk the line

Hmmm

As sure as night is dark and day is light
I keep you on my mind both day and night
And happiness I've known proves that it's right
Because you're mine, I walk the line

Hmmm

You've got a way to keep me on your side
You give me cause for love that I can't hide
For you I know I'd even try to turn the tide
Because you're mine, I walk the line

I keep a close watch on this heart of mine
I keep my eyes wide open all the time
I keep the ends out for the tie that binds
Because you're mine, I walk the line


Info

I WALK THE LINE is a song written by Johnny Cash who first released it as a single in 1956. The song was also included on Cash's 1957 debut album With His Hot And Blue Guitar.

Johnny Cash -- "I Walk The Line / Get Rhythm" (1956 USA 7-inch single, A-side label)
Johnny Cash -- "I Walk The Line / Get Rhythm"

7-inch single - Sun Records (241) - USA, 1956
 (album cover art)
Johnny Cash -- With His Hot And Blue Guitar

LP - Sun Records (LP-1220) - USA, 1957

The above lyrics are for the original Johnny Cash version of I WALK THE LINE as released in 1956.

Bruce Springsteen's Version

Bruce Springsteen performed I WALK THE LINE a couple of times in 2003. See Springsteen's live 13 Sep 2003 version for more details.

Available Versions

List of available versions of I WALK THE LINE on this website:

I WALK THE LINE [Live 13 Sep 2003 version]
I WALK THE LINE [Original Johnny Cash version]

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