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Folsom Prison Blues Lyrics

Artist: Johnny Cash

I hear the train a comin'
It's rollin' 'round the bend,
And I ain't seen the sunshine,
Since, I don't know when,
I'm stuck in Folsom Prison,
And time keeps draggin' on,
But that train keeps a-rollin',
On down to San Antone.

When I was just a baby,
My Mama told me, "Son,
Always be a good boy,
Don't ever play with guns,"
But I shot a man in Reno,
Just to watch him die,
When I hear that whistle blowin',
I hang my head and cry.

I bet there's rich folks eatin',
In a fancy dining car,
They're probably drinkin' coffee,
And smokin' big cigars,
But I know I had it comin',
I know I can't be free,
But those people keep a-movin',
And that's what tortures me.

Well, if they freed me from this prison,
If that railroad train was mine,
I bet I'd move out over a little,
Farther down the line,
Far from Folsom Prison,
That's where I want to stay,
And I'd let that lonesome whistle,
Blow my Blues away.


by Britney on 5/11/2008 11:21pm
love the song
by fuck nuts licker on 5/12/2008 12:40pm
this is a fucking rasis song so suck my monster dick. so if i hear one more song like this ill find you, shove my metel hard dick up your nose and shoot a load into your mother
by trevor on 5/15/2008 7:47am
good grammar. how is it rasist?
by mom of four children on 5/15/2008 9:44pm
I find it hard to believe that someone would write such trash and post it on a site that is visible for all. It is painfully obvious to me and the entire world for that matter, that you sir, are a moron.
by mom of four children on 5/15/2008 9:46pm
By the way, my comment was directed at the vulgar comment from 5/12/2008.
by Befuttled on 5/16/2008 4:08pm
Since when is "Folsom Prison Blues" a rasist song? and if you have to elude to your genitalia, you probably are compensating for something. Regardless,
by Befuttled on 5/16/2008 4:09pm
Since when is "Folsom Prison Blues" a rasist song? and if you have to elude to your genitalia, you probably are compensating for something. Regardless, I completely agree with 'Mom of four children'; "It is painfully obvious to me and the entire world for that matter, that you sir, are a moron."
Do us a favor, and leave the internet in its entirety. Or the gene pool, preferably.
by what is your problem on 5/17/2008 4:56am
how is this song racist. Two this song has been around for a long time and ive never heard about it being racist. Plus its abou johny cash own experience so i gues if he was being racist it would be racist against white people wich isnt racist since he is white. And the way you act does do any good for promoting your image so if anyone is doing nything wrong its you giving what ever race you are a bad name.
by Zack on 5/17/2008 10:33am
I love this song. It is awesome.
by nuck futz liquor on 5/17/2008 6:15pm
I love the internet. A person with an IQ of 12 can post whatever they want and make a wonderful contribution. I had no idea it was spelled "rasist" and "metel". Brilliant. Please don't have children.
by jt101391 on 5/18/2008 4:32am
fuck nuts licker is so stupid
by High School student on 5/18/2008 6:12pm
I got this for a topic for a research paper. i really have NO CLUE what im doing and i need help. the lyrics dont say anything about anything even relatively important that still connects to the lyrics. i think it was a bad idea for them to give me this song. im just venting. thanx for listening.
by Julie DK on 5/19/2008 2:49pm
Great song. Fantastic. Sorry that he is dead, I really wanted to meet this guy. - Rasist? If you are a childish (black) person who is very dumb and wants it to be rasist, then; yeah. So fucking stupid.
by John T on 5/19/2008 5:44pm
Like Cash, the song is awesome.

Also, apparently some village is missing an idiot.
by babyboomer1954 on 5/19/2008 9:00pm
For the High School Student...picture being stuck in a prison (maybe for life) and hearing a train in the background. Imagine where you would go on that train if it stopped and picked you up. Imagine hearing this sound everyday and never being able to get out of there. Imagine paying your dues to society with never knowing if you will ever get out. Imagine the things that will go through your mind, and what it would could be a mental torture everyday...for who knows how long.....
by Emily Geno on 5/21/2008 5:36pm
This song is great!iam doing a research paper on johnny cash and so far i have found some pretty interesting facts. Johnny cash is a great role model and this essay is getting better and better maybe my best one yet!
by the church lady on 5/22/2008 12:42pm
Now Fuck Nuts Licker, you should really consider cleaning up that potty mouth of yours. It just isn't nice.
by barker 17 on 5/24/2008 12:15pm
great tune by the man in black
by preyna on 5/24/2008 12:29pm
I like it! It's a song you can have fun playing at any event.*
by Jesus on 5/24/2008 4:08pm
i say you all stop worrying about it. he was obviously just expressing himself. if a man that stupid needs to use words like fuck. nuts. and licker. he is just expressing his desire for a life. because posting on a comment box about an un racist song being racist by talking about his monster dick being a monster and raping everyone. well. he just wishes it were true. and church lady. you disapoint me. potty mouth? seriously?
by That other guy on 5/26/2008 11:43am
His own experience? He wrote this song waaay before he ever got into prison himself.
by Andrew Smith on 5/26/2008 1:08pm
Yes you obviosly don't know the meaning of the word racist. This song was wrote when Johnny was in the army nothing to do with racism.
by maco on 5/26/2008 1:40pm
Brilliant song. Some peeps just dain't know real raw talent when they see it.
by Giacomo on 5/27/2008 10:28pm
Folsom is in California, he did the murder in Nevada....Johnny, tesify: what up?
by That other guys friend on 5/28/2008 4:23pm
No this was afterhe went in the time macine to see what it was like in prison so it was his personal experience.
by Justin Hall on 5/28/2008 8:41pm
Good Song I love to sing it alot
by Paddy on 5/30/2008 1:21pm
I find it extremely comforting to know that there are people who are willing to speak out against those who fill the internet with crap. I am proud of everyone who has denounced the man who has tainted this site with his stupidy, arrogance and rudeness. This is a brilliant song, it is brilliant in its simplicity. why people feel the need to say and do stupid things which help no-one is beyond me. I think that there are a lot of people in this world who need to grow up an awful lot. This site should not need to have to deal with stupid people, we should be talking about wonderful music, and not the ignorance of "fuck nuts licker". It saddens me to know that this is neccasary and there are people who activly look for people to provoke and upset. That is all.
by J.P on 5/31/2008 1:23am
Great song
by ME on 6/2/2008 3:47pm
Johnny Cash never killed anyone,it was not wrote on experience. He was only imprissoned for one night to do with the pills.

His songs are brilliant.
by odessa,texas boy on 6/3/2008 3:52pm
i sure wish i could have met Johnny cash.i luv this song and the way it was sung on the movie 'walk the line'.
by trevor on 6/3/2008 11:00pm
don't post unless you know what your talking about.this isn't about johnny cash's experience. he wrote this song well before he got busted for anything. He wrote this song before anyone even knew of him. he wrote this song while he was in europe with the army. again I just want to say you sound like a fucking moron when you try to sound smart and stand up for johnny, and write shit that's not even true. you're definitly not a johnny cash fan.

Good song. It definitly think that he had his brother in mind during the writting of mos songs. if it weren't for johnny cash's brother. johnny would have never Been as successful as he is today.

Johnny and June Cash, forever in our hearts.
by Ado! on 6/4/2008 5:48am
Johnny was an original and there's no one comparable to him. I see a lot of people reacted to the email from FNL. Well I'll make a comment and say the world could do with eliminating people like this. He's an embarrasment to Human kind. Or maybe he's mentally challenged so then he needs professional help. I hope he gets it!
by englandboy on 6/4/2008 5:42pm
this song is great, love the film aswel
by Nicky on 6/5/2008 12:44am
@Trevor: How can you judge someone to be a true or a "false" fan of Cash based on nothing more than comments? Besides, do you really thing that it matters to know all the detailed facts of a singer's life to truly appreciate his music? You know, if it were so, Johnny Cash and many, many other artists would probably have very few fans.
by self-proclaimed grammar freak. on 6/5/2008 7:20pm
i would like to complement andrew smith on being the first person on this page to spell "racist" correctly.
btw, this is an amazing song.
by Sangofanzak on 6/6/2008 10:17am
I love this song almost as much as his cover of Hurt. Anyone who hasnt heard it needs to hear it its incredible. Also that ass at the top has no idea wat hes talking about obviously. i dont see how the song is "rasis"! its racist fuckin retard
by Fuck nuts lickers Mother on 6/6/2008 8:17pm
I apologise for my sons ridiculous comments, he is exceptionally retarded and sadly doesn't understand anything, I have to go now so he can shove his hard metel cock up my nose and shoot a load into my brain, well I am his mother, who else would let him.
by Hector Fernandez on 6/7/2008 12:04pm
I'm Dominican and black, and I love Johnny Cash! His music transcends race and is meant to reach out to the downtrodden spirit in all of us. For someone to say this is racist and put in a name and comment laced with profanity, just shows that they want attention. Sadly if you go to any message board (I'm serious, be it about information technology or weight lifting) someone will always says some extraordinarily stupid or obscene comment just to ruffle feathers and get attention. It's likely because their mother didn't hug them enough as a child. Let's all send him a great big hug so he won't have to do this silliness anymore.
by dork on 6/8/2008 3:43pm
your a retard
by alyson on 6/14/2008 8:58pm
i dont understand the song?
by JCfan on 6/18/2008 1:22pm
I think "fuck nuts licker" doesn't understand this great song.. He's probably the smartest man alive, especially when you put a comment like this on the internet..
by JP on 6/18/2008 8:23pm
How can you not understand this song ? Johnny is putting himself in the shoes of a folsom prisoner at the time and then put into words.
by Brandon on 6/20/2008 1:25pm
Fuck nutz licker you need to learn what a great song this is.
by Michael on 6/20/2008 3:07pm
dude Johnny Cash is amazing
all the stuff today built off him he is amazing and i think this is his best song
by Michael R. on 6/23/2008 9:28pm
Alot of people think Johnny doesn't make any sense just because he wrote in the song that he shot a man in Reno just to watch him die but is in a California prison. Here's a thought, what if he's in Folsom prison on a differant charge and when he has served his time there then he will go to a Nevada prison, or maybe he just never got caught for the reno killing. Hmmmmm?
by Hazel S. on 6/25/2008 10:32pm
I'm a huge Johnny Cash fan. Folsom Prison Blues is one of my favorite songs. People should remember that Mr. Cash was an artist first. If he enhanced his lyrics for full effect, that's what he did. He played a gig at the prison, and to his own surprise, the prisoners already knew the lyrics to his songs because identified with what he was saying. Just because he didn't actually do time there (or commit the crime) didin't mean he wasn't, at certain points in his life, in a prison of his own. Here's to genius and a real man.

By the way, for the record, Mr. Cash did not shoot a man in Reno just watch him die. That's what you call, "poetic license." (sp?)

As an aside, I'd like to point out that I'm a black female, from the East Cost, and I can't think of one Johhny Cash lyric that could be characterized as "racist."

by jimmy joe on 6/26/2008 6:40am
this song is awesome i did not like johnny cash til i heard it ain't me babe then this one made me a huge fan of
by playa on 6/26/2008 12:11pm
He shot that man for the lulz
by epil on 6/27/2008 4:23pm
by KyleeMarie. on 6/29/2008 12:26pm
Racist my ass.
your probably i freaking nigger.
That no one likes anywayss.
by TheOUTLAW on 6/30/2008 8:08pm
I have no idea why anyone would interpret this song as racist. If anything it aludes to a man who that is lamenting the mistakes of his youth. And, I'm not even a Johnny Cash fan. But this is a great song.
by fuck nuts licker on 7/2/2008 8:23am
who said it is a racist song ?
by doc on 7/2/2008 10:23am
how can this song be racist, he's talking about prison, no connection from race there, hes not saying a black person shot him or he shot a black man.
by Manda on 7/3/2008 3:03pm
*sarcastically*Oh yes of course this song is about racism i mean its so logical you know?
by here here on 7/4/2008 8:18pm
I'd just like to say that this song is defintely not racist and that FNL can shove his 'metal cock' up his donkey's ass because he has no idea what so ever on the subject of this song
by vlieger on 7/4/2008 8:42pm
get a lfe
by THE ONE N ONLY on 7/5/2008 6:05pm
Hello Psycho,
stop using bad words. We all know it, we all hear it. So you dont ve to teach us all this again. ok?

Well, someone wrote a song. If you dint like it, just shake it off your head, and get goin.

Abusing someone isnt going to help you.

Am not blaming you. But why cant we be a nice to others, please?

by DICKFART on 7/6/2008 3:14pm
Hhaaa i wana fuck johnny Cash
by fuck nuts licker on 7/6/2008 10:44pm
i lick fuck nuts and im rascis


i shot a nigger in reno
just to wach him chimp out

now put som fuck nuts in my mouth
by adv on 7/7/2008 10:18am
Reno Junction is in California.
by Emma :) on 7/7/2008 12:14pm
love this song!!
by Ambz on 7/9/2008 11:12am
by Ricky-man on 7/11/2008 2:07pm
Johnny's song will live forever including this great one - he was the best. People: don't let the Nutz Twins get under your skin. They're reaction-getters - ignore, ignore, ignore.
by John Doe on 7/14/2008 2:47pm
Hey guys, were here to talk about a song not about some stupid comments posted months ago !!! Anyway, Cocaine Blues, boy named sue, John Henri's hammer, Johnny Cash is the MAN !!!
by Bonnie on 7/14/2008 7:55pm
I Cant See How Anyone Would Sit There And Say This Song Is Racsis when Its Not! This Song was Written Way Before This Guy Came Along and Said This He Dont Know Johnny's Life!
Ok Fuck Nuts Licker Guess What??

Thats All!
by me on 7/16/2008 11:39am
this is a realy good song.and for every 1 who said it was rasist, your wrong.horribly wrong.this is my favorite song by johnny,also,some of you need to learn to spell,and this is coming from an 8th grader
by Ben (from Norway) on 7/16/2008 11:42am
One of my favorite Johnny Cash songs! RIP Cash
by Friend of Cash Family on 7/16/2008 4:49pm
Take this smelly blog down if you can't clean it up

You heard of "No shoes, no shirt, no service"? Time to expel a customer or two.
by The Pag on 7/17/2008 1:04pm
Great Tune. Not racist. Am researching the blues and this is it.
by butterflies on 7/18/2008 11:58pm
i love this song
no matter what time or where your at or how your feeling this song always makes me feel great.
by Rock&Rollisheretostay on 7/22/2008 1:43pm
this song does talk about cash's own time in jail even tho it was very short lived. non the less it is an awesome song. and this comment box has a spell check you dumb shit :D
by Shana on 7/24/2008 9:33pm
Polsom Prison is an awsome song. you have to love the man in black. johnny cash is aswsome. love his music
by Johnny Cash on 7/26/2008 12:46am
he wrote the song BEFORE he ever went to jail. He only spent a short time in jail for posession of pain killers or "uppers and downers" that alot of the rock and roll performers were taking at the time Prescibed by doctors. Johnny was not the bad ass that his songs portrayed him to be.
by byah! on 7/28/2008 1:55pm
johnny cash wrote this AFTER!!! HE was out of jail and OFF the pain killers he was addicted to..he kept getting letters from prisoners there and wrote a song for pretty sure he wasnt jailed in folsom prison to begin with..
by ALI - on 7/29/2008 10:13pm
HE's a good man in all but nothing against you people, he four daughters a wife named vivian.Didnt he realize what he gave up ,I know that the drugs made him crazy but that doesnt make him fall in love with another women does it ? I have been reading this book that vivian, his ex , im now reading all his love letters when he was on the service since 1951 to 1954 , every day he would right her in the morning in the afternoon .Just explaining his love and that he would never cheat on her if they were ever married .the love letters started from page 21 - 269 . If you ever want to read this book its called I WALKED THE LINE MY LIFE WITH JHONNY. thankyou
by nuck futz liqer on 8/3/2008 2:30am
you shitbags are all fucking retarded you have no intellect. eat pusy cock you mom fuckers, this song IS rasist
by deej on 8/3/2008 2:32pm
Obviously The F*ck Nuts Licker got what he wanted by posting what he did. All the comments that were directed on what he said and not about the song. He is obviously looking for attention and he got. Now can we just move on. It's Johnny Cash, not some "special" person who posts stupid, inappropriate, uneducated stuff on the internet. So, I love this song!!
by becca on 8/4/2008 1:44pm
I generally love this song its one of my favorite songs besides big river that Johnny Cash did and I dont see how it is rasist at all so whatever its a awesome song.
by ali on 8/4/2008 7:39pm
k nuckfutzliqer is obvisouly some 12 year old that is bored becuase he stays home allday cause school has not started yet .You guys have to seriously take this to mind that he doesn't know what he's talking about . Just dont give him any attention and sooner or later he might stop okay there is no since of fighting online with some kid .
by Mr Alvarado on 8/9/2008 12:59am
you are all idiots (the ones who commented back on that stupid comment) we all know the song isnt racist and that he posted a random comment and he got all your attention.

by the way, i love this song haha
by ghost of on 8/9/2008 7:33pm
nigs and wigs are constantly playing the race card these days. it is nothing but a power play and we white folk must stick together and remain superior!
by HAHA on 8/11/2008 10:43pm
i think the kkk is present in this chat..
by Cowboy on 8/13/2008 6:11pm
Did he say he's a fuck stick nut licker?

When will blacks get the chip off their shoulders? If they can't say anything relavent, it' becomes a race issue. Grow up and do your failing race a favor by being a drive by victim.
by Dollface on 8/13/2008 9:56pm
1.I love this song and R.I.P our dear Johnny

2. So i decided to be a part of this pointless babble and say "Yes the kkk is present... what big surprise! Let's all run and hide!" *BEING VERY SARCASTIC*
by St. Fire on 8/14/2008 3:08am
this fuck nuts licker guy is pretty smart you guys see.... he says that folsom prison blues is a racist song, well i say that you mr should go fuc yourself and get some music education... and yea... try to understand this song you dumbass... and go fuck and lick ur dad's nuts before you comethrowing shiton songs like folsom prison blues... pathetic new generation with a pathetic taste of music.
by Anonymous on 8/14/2008 8:25am
by College Graduate on 8/14/2008 4:32pm
If we are going to be upset by these lyrics, can we do it in an educated manor? If we don't, all arguments are lost to stupidity anyway.
by College Graduate on 8/14/2008 4:35pm
Just in case there is any confusion, it's 'racist', 'metal', and derogatory language is generally not a key indicator of an educated statement.
by johhny cash on 8/17/2008 3:28pm
fuck you nigger johhny cash would blow your monkey brains on the wall sursideoutlaws
by Jake on 8/19/2008 12:25pm
Why does there have to be so much hate over an amazing song. Folsom Prison Blues is one of my favorite Cash songs. Its not racist its not offensive at all. Its just an all around great song.
by James Bond on 8/22/2008 1:30pm
That nuts licker is not just a racist, he's even a white racist. Gives other good white people a bad name. F him. :) Alot of talk about Johnny and prision. He never served other than a night here and there for misdemeanors and according to the "Walk the line" movie, he wrote the song while in the army or airforce. Not all songs are based on experience. I think he sort of felt inprisoned BY the airforce. According the movie, before he began singing he asked "you got a problem with the air force?" and the go said "no". Johnny says "I do" and then went into this song. So my take is that he felt imprisoned and linked it to being no unlike being in real prison.
by RACISM FOR CASH on 8/24/2008 11:45am
You guys, it's me, Johnny. I just wanted to drop in and say that the song WAS meant to be super racist. I just wanted to be hatin' on the white man for putting me in prison while they were in their suits with their damn fancy cars and swimmin pools, while I was stuck behind those bars. Sorry for all the confusion. But ye, I am super racist
by You are all morons on 8/27/2008 1:50pm
So I find it hilarious that a troll makes an over-the-top retarded comment that was obviously not meant to be taken serioulsy and you get an entire group of dim wits responding to it. Holy shit people, learn to ignore things in life, especially an obvious troll.
by Ya Mum on 8/29/2008 9:25pm
comment on "8/27/2008 1:50pm".
i dont even know why i was reading half the trash here, but you got one hell of a point. how has it taken SOOOO long for someone to point that out. thank you!!!!!!
by Troll Man 5000 on 8/30/2008 3:17pm
Hey man no need to get trollist. We are a sophisticated species and want to live in peace with humans. People like you make this hard! I expect an apology to the whole troll community for your outrageous comment!!!
by J-Man on 8/31/2008 9:56pm
Johnny Cash was one of the best singers in the world and anyone that says difrent need to keep there words to thier words to thier self
by Change the Lyrics on 9/3/2008 5:51pm
I hear the train a comin'
It's rollin' 'round the bend,
I hope it's full of women,
'Cause, I'm tired of fuckin' men,

Sorry... I had to.
by Whaa?? on 9/3/2008 6:06pm
What happened here?? Looks like your 1st grade teachers only taught you the bad words. I'm assuming no one here has made it passed the 1st grade, huh? Wow... Ignorance is a ugly thing.
by ...funny... on 9/4/2008 8:24pm
this is some funny shit... with all of these comments
by BIG L on 9/5/2008 12:18pm
This and a boy named sue are solid and make me laugh when ever i hear them

"When I was just a baby,
My Mama told me, "Son,
Always be a good boy,
Don't ever play with guns,"
But I shot a man in Reno,
Just to watch him die"
by Travo on 9/5/2008 3:18pm
Cash was inspired to write this song after seeing the movie "Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison" while serving in West Germany in the United States Air Force.As for fuck nuts licker he gets 2 much atention,probably that's what he wanted...
by andrea on 9/7/2008 8:24pm
I think this is a great song. Not only is it about paying the consequences for the things you do, but it's also about being lonely. This song portrays what it's like to watch life pass you by, and never being a part of it. I think this is a great song, and while people are entitled to their opinions, but you don't have to express them in an ignorant and arrogant manner.
by Pedro on 9/8/2008 9:10am
Well, I just began to listen Cash in the past two months and I'm loving! The man and his songs are awesome! Thats why I thank to America. To be able to give the world some of the best musicians and composers of all times. Greetings from Portugal!
by hello on 9/10/2008 3:50am
by lodi on 9/13/2008 10:06pm
It's a song. It doesn't matter one iota if, when, where, or what for JC was in prison. Although personal experiences lend more to song writing, it rarely is the case. Most songs are just songs from a compilation of reasons or inspirations. The racist stuff is way out there. What's writing about being stuck in a prison got to do with racism?? That's just idiotic and imo likely drug brained anyway.
by The Man on 9/14/2008 7:15pm
He/She must have had terrible experience in prison. Go figure,lol
by john on 9/18/2008 11:27am
i love this song
by bongggg on 9/19/2008 4:57pm
You all everybody is stoopid..Yous dont know how to speel RACIST.
by KingJoe '68 on 9/22/2008 3:53pm
this song is the greatest country song ever I don't care what any other person says
by ricko on 9/24/2008 11:55pm
awsum song
by Vitos on 9/26/2008 1:47am
I just watched "Walk the line" recenly, a movie about Johnny Cash. It is fantastic! I also liked the playing of Joaquin Phoenix and how he performed songs of J. Cash especially his "Get Rythm". I advice everyone to watch that movie. Two thumbs up!
by 14 year old high school student on 9/27/2008 10:50pm
you all should be ashamed of your self im a freshmen and i have better grammar then you. your disgusting for having such ridiculous and heinous names. Who the hell raised you. You ruin a perfectly good song by staining my memory of it with your filth. Please do us all a favor and please go and live a productive life that will benefit society as a whole, you pigs.
by J.R. mark 2 on 10/4/2008 1:48pm
how on earth is this song racist!! what an eejit! God bless Johnny Cash, R.I.P. American icon and legend.
by The One on 10/6/2008 1:20am
I just read all of these comments and let me just say, Entertaining. If you have read this far you obviously are of no importance to anyone and have no significant role to society.....................oh shit............*Comment ended due to suicide*.
by kayyysayyy on 10/8/2008 8:53pm
Racist***for all the idiots who can't spell.
by JD on 10/9/2008 5:30pm
I once heard Johnny mention that the comment he most often hears is: My (father, brother, uncle, etc.) was in prison with you.

Johnny was never in prison, but he always gave a polite answer so he wouldn't spoil somebody else's story.
by girl who loves johnny cash on 10/12/2008 12:15pm
this is an awsome song and all of johnny cash and june carter's songs. Also,I think oldies are the best type of can understand what they're saying, and there are always great stories told within the lyrics. Also the dancing that went along with oldies wasn't so provocative.
by J-Man on 10/16/2008 10:32pm
Johnny Cash is the man!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Ryan on 10/18/2008 2:44pm
R.I.P. Mr. Cash
by Peter on 10/23/2008 10:27pm
There are a lot of dumb people that post on here. Grammar, people, grammar. It's the most fundamental way to show you aren't a complete fuckhead.
by Random on 10/27/2008 3:28pm
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Mr. Cash comparing Folsom Prison (a high security prison) to the air force/army/whatever he was in at the time? That's how I interpreted it.
by australia on 10/28/2008 6:13am
great great bloody great song, almost feel sorry for the bloke... almost.
by australia on 10/28/2008 6:14am
i believe the best way to show that your not a fuck head is not to use the term fuck head, fuck head!
by australia on 10/28/2008 6:20am
cash interviewed prisoners
by BigDaddyDK on 10/29/2008 7:55am
Indeed, Peter is right. After all, it's a well-known fact that proper grammar usage coupled with the words "complete fuckhead" absolutely scream sophistication and intelligence.
by Ricardo on 10/30/2008 9:07pm
no saben nada yanquis de mierda lavense el culo antes de opinar
by Whatever ;] on 10/30/2008 10:46pm
I can't believe that they let some of you out of your cages, or that they let you near a computer. All monkeys should behave when told to. Here's a banana. Shut up and enjoy the music.
by AmUsEd on 11/1/2008 4:13am
My name states it all, Most amusing set of comments ever, especially the overzealous fourteen year old using big words.. and small complicated words.. Very intimidating with his broad vocabulary *shudder* Props to Johnny, He knew how to incite the mob. Case and point.
by Dave on 11/1/2008 11:36am
Johnny CAsh is a stud
by Big Fan on 11/1/2008 12:54pm
Johnie was in the air force when he first started writing this song. It was years later that it was perfected. Then he sang it at an auditioned to make a record. It was what the man was looking for and I think we know what happened next.
by Sal Paradise on 11/5/2008 12:33pm
I was perfectly happy to let that idiots comments slide as it was clearly written by someone who 'ain't seen the sunshine since, i don't know when.' infact, regardless of it, it's the responses to the comments that disappointed me, the song may be blatantly absent of racism but this board is jam packed with ridiculous ignorant racist statements.
anyway, this is a pretty good song, it reminds me of the concept from leadbelly's midnight special; both great examples of the blues.
by Martin on 11/6/2008 11:28am
Maybe that this song isn't racist but Johnny sure was racist--ever heard his song "ship those niggers back".thats how it goes:send those apes back to the trees, ship those niggers back ship those niggers back... Deceiving isn't it.
by Sol on 11/6/2008 11:46am
Excuse me "Peter on 10/23/2008 10:27pm" not everyone has to be good at grammar. Fuckin fuckhead yourself.
Or.. Actually I dont care, because im a norwegian, so i dont have to be good in English grammar
by Rascist is Nigger not Folsom on 11/9/2008 4:46pm
The song folsom prison blues as we know is not rascist. It was written by Johnny cash, and no where in this song does it say anything bout a black or white man. So all these dipshits fuck off, just because your black and listen to lil weezy and shit, dont diss the old good stuff. Dumb niggers- THATS RASCIST! pieces of shit...
by Cash fan on 11/10/2008 9:57pm
So is he saying "suey" in between versus? Like the call a farmer gives to pigs to eat? I am wondering if it is a reaction to something happening live in the prison. Does any one actually know?
by who gives a fuck on 11/11/2008 2:14pm
i cant actually believe all you fucking loser's care, johnny certainly fucking wouldn't, so drop it surely you know there is many retards in the world who like piss people off
by Patrick Cavanna on 11/12/2008 7:04am
I love to play and sing this song :D
by this is 2008 on 11/12/2008 7:48pm
the term "nigger" is probably one of the most unintelligent things that i think ive ever heard come out of anyones mouth. this is modern times people.
by wow on 11/13/2008 8:32pm
i love this song, nuff said
by wow on 11/13/2008 8:32pm
i love this song, nuff said
by bemused on 11/18/2008 5:43am
I can't believe how many of you are talking about racism just because some pathetic moron says it's racist. Half of the internet is made up of this type of rubbish. Why give these inadequate people any attention? Really, they need to go back to their own parents and deal with their own issues. We can't help them.
It is quite depressing that we are talking more about some sad loser and his badly spelled comments, than about a great man like Johnny Cash.

P.S: Why are so many people unable to spell properly or write full sentences?
by Bemused on 11/18/2008 5:47am
For the student, one other thing you might like to consider, is that Cash was talking about how the rich people on the train carry on riding and how that tortures him. I think he is making a social comment there. I think he is trying to suggest that it is criminal for some people to have so much and others have nothing. I think also, that he might be wondering, how they came to have so much. Maybe he thinks they have committed crimes every bit as bad as his, but got away with it.

Just a thought...
by shorty on 11/19/2008 4:39pm
why wont all you stupid shut up about johnny cash he is so awesome i have like 10 of his cds so just shut your mouths
by johnny the rasis!!! on 11/21/2008 1:59pm
Fuck all of you, it was rasis, and rasins, and resin, and rogain, and rapture, and retentive, and radial. and all of you are retarded, and rasin, and resin, and rogain.....
by youngjohnnyfan on 11/24/2008 1:30pm
im only 17 and i understand the meaning of this song. im in love with all of his songs and this song has nothing to do with racism. it has a much bigger meaning behind it.
by just me on 11/24/2008 7:26pm
the rasist guy has to be a nigger, not a black man. only niggers will think of something rasist to start trouble.
by K R O M E on 11/26/2008 4:47am
This songs a really touching song johnny cash is my idol (: i watched that movie about him called walk the line very good actually not what i expected but yeah not to bad :) this songs really good aswell i like the way his voice drags on its good :) an all the haters go away you guys cant imagine wat hes gone through so just leave him alone an his song at least hes doing something with his life insted going around bad mouthing others ae? get a life you guys
by dmd on 11/26/2008 2:33pm
anybody want to put my shweaty balls in their mouth? who cares about apples and oranges if you're not going to eat them.
by yup... on 11/27/2008 4:05am
I dont remember who left this comment earlier about who isnt a Johnny Cash fan, or whatever, but if you were a true Johnny Cash fan, you would know that it wasnt him who sang "ship those niggers back" it was Johnny REBEL. Big difference, so know your facts before you attempt to state them. That song is vile, and ignorant, disgusting lyrics in any form of music.
by Patti on 11/28/2008 12:57am
Hahaha why is everyone so pissed?

Johnny Cash is the mannnnn.
by Lonesomewistle on 11/29/2008 7:05am
Johnny Cash is the man!
by uhm.... on 11/30/2008 11:58pm
so i just heard this song for the first time ever. and while i am fully aware that a person, such as johnny cash, could have been racist at the time, i find it impossible to fathom that this is a racist song. and yes. i think we are all aware of the stupidity of some of these comments, but i just did a social justice assignment on literacy in our society. i can understand misspelling of words, poor grammar, et cetera. but what bothers me most about this comment is that the majority of the people commenting feel the need to give a retort. i guess im hypocritical for leaving a comment myself. but i believe this point has already been talked to death. resurrected. and killed again.

its a good son, though i dont think its "the greatest" nice though =)
by get a grip!! on 12/2/2008 12:19pm
Don't pick apart a classic.. DUMB DUMB!!! You nuts belong in Folsom Prision! ALWAYS Something to do with race. Give it a break don't we have a black President to top off your oppressed raciest world!!
Bringon some N.W.A. then we'll talk raciest! Dumb Dumb!!!

by Rebel Yell~~ on 12/2/2008 12:42pm
He was from the OLD SOUTH!!! Of course he was a racist.. The only KING there is was born in Memphis...Not Killed!! OOH is that Racist?? Sorry.. :(
by Jayzee on 12/2/2008 7:29pm
That's how it's spelt, I believe.
Anyway, what I think is that you guys shouldn't spend your time discussing that moron...pardon the name calling, and just stick to what the real topic is--what a awesome song Johnny Cash wrote. =D
by umm okay on 12/4/2008 10:22pm
Racist to whom? Wow, that's pretty dumb. Oh, and thank you to everyone who spelled racist correctly.
by who cares what people think... on 12/5/2008 1:19pm
get over it~
by June Carter Farter on 12/6/2008 7:21pm
Perhaps you are all missing the insight that John was just saying he was a son, who was a baby that had a mum, and that made him a son who was once a baby, who grew up to be a man, who unfortunately no longer had a mum, because she died. We all die, however we all don't get to write a legendary song before we do. Be happy for the baby, who was a son with a mum. Woooo woooooo (goes the whistle)
by Erin on 12/8/2008 10:56am
Watch "Walk the Line"... even though it isn't 100% true of Johnny Cash's life, it still summarizes it pretty well. As far as the song being racist goes... I guess you have no idea what the meaning of this song is. That's sad that people, who I am guessing are adults, come to conclusions without basing their decisions on facts. I feel bad for you.
by yetanotherjohnnyfan on 12/8/2008 12:51pm
Johnny swiped this song from Gordon Jenkins who recoreded "Crescent City Blues" and rewrote it. Jenkins sued and won a settlement, I suspect that's why Johnny was forced to insert "suey!" into all subsequent live performances.
It's still a great song but I prefer "Ring Of Fire".
by fuch luts nicker on 12/8/2008 1:59pm
this song is racist u retards,, ur minds just arent capable of seeing it
by WOW on 12/9/2008 7:12pm
i cant believe i read all those comments, i have no life at all whatever.
by fuck you all :@ :@ on 12/10/2008 9:00am
fuck u all haters

johnny cash rocks ur mums

rest in peace jr

don't care bout themm

they're all retarded


this song rocks ur mums
by totally amused on 12/10/2008 6:04pm
why is everyone getting so mad about this. if someone thinks its racist then let them think it. you know as well as i do that its not, but if some dumbass out there wants to say it is then let them. quit getting mad, its the internet for christs sake. half of the people on here just say stuff to get a rise outta people dumb enough to respond (ie. YOU) so just leave it alone and he will stop. DUHHH
by GERRY on 12/12/2008 5:58pm
i dont get this song...
she killed a man wtf.?
by lulz on 12/13/2008 10:37am
he shot the man just for th elulz
by bingo on 12/17/2008 5:03pm
well u cannot ignore the fact that the legendery Johnny Cash was racist with his song "ship those niggers back" but anyhow as i said this man is legendery and everybody does mistakes in his/her life, otherwise he wouldnt go to jail and he wouldnt do drugs.... but overall, johnny cash had a sad life and his songs are amazinggggg.
by Olive Of The Opera. on 12/18/2008 3:39pm
Fantastic song.
by xoxox on 12/18/2008 6:19pm
okay, where too start.
i think personally, "fuck nuts licker" yu need nothing but a good kick in the mouth.
you have a discusting mouth on you, and people like you and all the other wits on here wonder why use get no where in life.
its simple, you dont like the song. no one asked for you too get on here and start trouble.
i bet you and the other 30 wits think use are so funny, well i got news for use all, use are not funny and no one is sitting back but use, laughing at your above comments.
the song is not racist, and use all know it so get over it.
to be honest, i think if you had the chance to meet johnny cash, all this shit that you have said would be the last to come out of your mouth about the guy!
grow up, none of us NORMAL people want to sit here and read your rubbish. keep it to yourself, and your immture friends!

i love the song, and love the guy, his got a heart of gold! xox
by Keb mo' on 12/21/2008 5:13am
Keb mo' does a great cover of this song! it awesome youtube it.

and that dick fucker guy...dont you have anything better to than be a dickhead that kid is trying to learn and your being a dick! get a life!

all this racist shit is retarded!

by batman on 12/29/2008 1:53am
look. all i think is this should be a great song because this got that much comments. agree?
by Jonnyrocks on 1/4/2009 1:37am
I can't believe that I read all of these comments they were very entertaining; however, I love Jonny and I love this song!!!
by Jaberwoky on 1/6/2009 9:13am
it is a great song

to those few posters that dont understand the song, its about longing for the unattainable, ie freedom , combined with an understanding of exactly why one cant have said freedom.

and to everyone else, nuck futs is obviously just e-venting. planting e-seeds trying to grow e-fruit, and if you think about it his nihilistic post has caused so much discussion between people who might not otherwise have conversed. who's to say it wasnt a good thing?

well other than the spelling, grammer, syntax, and a lack of comprehension of Newtonian physics.
if you bust a nut in someones nostril its only gonna end up at the Uvula past the soft pallet,

EVERYONE knows that :-)
by The Universe on 1/7/2009 1:22am
nice song. I never read topics only put my notes. Great soul.
by Mohammad on 1/13/2009 12:12pm
So Damn Smart and simple

Love this guy love eerything about him.
by Lemons' Juice on 1/16/2009 9:33am
Train whistles give me a hard on. What does that mean? Am I a racist now? Or do I have residual feelings about prison? Not all prisons are bad though. Anybody ever see "Caged Heat"? Now, there wasn't a train or anything, but man, those prison chicks were pretty hot. I'd imagine it would be pretty cool to be a hot prison chick with all those other prison chicks, if that was your thing. I mean, if I were a hot chick, I think I would give it some serious consideration.
by shaunflynn on 1/18/2009 6:17pm
god bless johnny cash.
by im a dick weed on 1/18/2009 7:13pm
fucking hate dis nigger. Yo, guy named whore loving somtin somtin like dat...... i support u. u da bom. ima go to wal-mizzy now.....u fuckfacesssssss
by fuck nuts liker on 1/18/2009 7:15pm
look, fuck nuts licker just wants to get attention. he likes to post all this bull too get people pissed off. if he thinks this song is gay he would have never come here!!! !!!!!!!!!!!

fucking idiots
by crazymonkey19 on 1/19/2009 12:05am
i think its one of the best of his songs, but i still love "a boy named sue"
by Alisha on 1/20/2009 12:09pm
First off- everyone needs to learn how to spell the word "racist"...ok? ok... And this song is NOT at all racist, lol... whoever posted that comment is a jerk off.

Anyway- I'm 22, and I just love this song. Only complaint about these lyrics: You need to add the part where he yells "Suey!" in between verses 2 and 3. :)
by Lol this is some funny ass shit... on 1/22/2009 8:33pm
Hey keep it up wit these awsome remarks, its killin the shit out of me at the momment. haha i cant stop laughin.
by Miss Johnny on 1/26/2009 5:02pm
I love the song
Viva la vida the johnny cash
by Natalia on 1/27/2009 10:03am
No entienden nada, pelotudos
by me on 1/28/2009 8:54pm
by The Wise Guy on 2/2/2009 7:30pm
This is classic. I cant believe ppl keep posting to this. Its just gonna get longer and more painful BUT THATS NOT GONNA STOP ME POSTING hehe. Who cares what that guy said LAST YEAR. I bet he works for the site, posting just to get ppl riled up. Well have fun everyone and dont end up in Folsom Prison..
by Chris on 2/5/2009 5:06pm
I Respect peoples opinion, most of the time, but if you have a problem with this song you need to have something done about your fucking ears.
by The know it all on 2/10/2009 10:54am
Love the song, is very deppresed if you heard it.
by ... on 2/11/2009 8:28am
It amazes me how the majority of the people that have posted in these comments continue to disregard 95% of the posts in this section. Most of you have repeated the same thing over and over again, rather than commenting on this beautiful song. So, in reality the ones who only consider writing a comment to acknowledge the first few comments are worse than "Fuck Nuts Licker".
by Morrison on 2/14/2009 4:48pm
I think Johnny Cash is awesome, man (Even though he died in 2003, his spirit still lives on through his music) And if you've seen the "Johnny Cash Show" on DVD, you'll see that he helped break racist tensions by breaking down the barrier and reaching across and pulling people through. He had Ray Charles playing and singing "Ring Of Fire" on piano (which is one of the best songs I've ever heard on guitar OR piano) The guy's a genius, man. He came from being poor, suffering family tragedies, (like with one of his brothers when Johnny was a child.) to becoming one of the best country musicians out there. Without him, the Highwaymen would not have existed too.
by Sidnee on 2/15/2009 6:56pm
ok its funny how you all keep talking about it i know im talking about it too but its like "all how speek of fuck nutz licker r just as bad as him" yea and ur talking about it too so shut up
by Sidnee on 2/15/2009 6:58pm
i love this song Johnny Cash's voice is so awesome <3 R.I.P Johnny
by furfag on 2/16/2009 8:08pm
Yes, it is damn racist song. Johnny, burn in hell, you racist.
by Captain Obvious on 2/19/2009 10:11pm
By replying to "fuck nuts licker" you are helping him accomplish his goal. Your pointless reprimands are futile. Way to go, you made all the retarded people look a lot smarter. Everyone who replied to "fuck nuts licker" proved themselves stupider than he is.
by LOL on 2/19/2009 10:12pm
I love how it says "We will review your comment..." So apparently they approved all your stupid ass comments including the original ones.
by big al on 2/21/2009 6:37pm
this is the greatest song ever written, it's about the true meaning of life.
by fuck nugget on 2/23/2009 9:42pm
this is the most hilarious shit i've heard. OK to clarify as I am appointing myself the authority on this matter.

1. Folsom Proson was written while Johnny was in the airforce.
2. His only visits to Folsom Prison were where he played shows there, he never spent a night in Folsom.
3. This song has absolutely no racism theme.
4. However, even though this song isn't racist, here's another that Johnny wrote that is...

"Ring that bell. Shout for joy. White man's day is here.
Gather all those equals up and herd them on the pier.America for white. Africa for black.
Send those apes back to the trees. Ship those niggers back.Ring that bell. Shout for joy. White man's day is here."

Ship those niggers back - Johnny Cash
by tinkerbell on 2/24/2009 3:17am
to all those people debating on how Johnny was inspired for this song i don't think he was putting himself in anybodies shoes or stuff like that, he was feeling trapped and restricted by the army just as if he was in Folsom prison or some place like that... well thats my opinion but hey no matter what its still a good song...well... good lyrics
by HEY EVERYBODY on 2/25/2009 12:28pm
Thanks for filling my day with laughter. This is one of the funniest most ridiculous comment boards I have ever read. Nobel Prizes all around. Genius.
by oxo on 2/26/2009 6:04pm
ummm that nut licker guy is a weirdo. And really who cares if the song is racist whick is obviously isnt. There is lots of racist artist out there, with lots of racist songs, I cant name any of hand because it's garbage, but this guy should go on their sites and vent his mental disfunctions there. anywho.. the reason why im commenting is because johnny never was prisoned in folsom prison, he didnt write this song from his own experience......

Johnny Cash Is More Gangster Then You will ever Be Fur Fag And Nut sack Boy..
Go to bed now!
by Better Than some Crazier than Most on 2/27/2009 9:50am
People like fuck nuts licker and furfag are prime examples of what happens when fathers and daughters mate. So, do you guys call her mom or sis?

This is a great song. Its not a racist song at all. It showed the world what a gifted songwriter The Man in Black was. So much pain an emotion in that song, it almost makes you feel like you are sitting in that cell listening to that train whistle.
by Chris D on 3/1/2009 3:28pm
Johnny Cash FTW
by Country Music Fan on 3/4/2009 11:08am
I Think Fuck Nuts Licker Is A Complete & Utter Ballbag. Im Sorry But This Specific Track From Mr Cash Is Probibley The Best one He's Done As Well As The Other Obvious Songs He Did.

Fuck You, Fuck Nuts Licker

Ps. Sorry For The Swear Words But It Has To Be said.
by Wil. on 3/8/2009 10:59pm
Johnny Cash didnt actually spend time in Folsom.
he did some very minor time for possession.

on the other hand, enough with the racism, and the majority of these comments are actually funny

and by the way.
just to say this..
there is a big difference between Niggers and Black people.

although some black people are niggers, also some white, mexican, asian, jewish, etc. can also be a nigger.

so if you ask me if i hate niggers. the answer is yes.
by Klansman on 3/9/2009 7:27am
I hereby beg forgivness of all the niggers who feel offended by this most racist song imaginable
by Common Sense on 3/12/2009 9:16am
Arguing online is like competing in the Special Olympicseven if you win, you are still retarded.
by Brannyfield on 3/12/2009 11:12pm
Awesome song. Saw Tommy Cash this week in Bognor Regis. man he sounds so much like Johnny. This song was probably the highlight of the hour long set. i cant see how its racist but each to their own.
by Spelling Bee on 3/13/2009 1:45pm
You folks need to learn how to spell.
by wtl on 3/17/2009 12:27pm
its just walk the line...
by 6th Grade Grammarian on 3/19/2009 5:50pm
My, My! Not only can a people not spell, but the language? You also need to capitilize Johnny Cash's name, he is a proper noun. You all should really read "Painless Grammar" by Rebbeca Elliot, it could help you people learn how to actually make a real sentence with a subject and predicate.
by 11 year old on 3/19/2009 5:58pm
Y'all need to stop cussing. I really doubt even half of you know what a racist is, since you don't even know how to spell it. Get off your lazy butts and look it up in the dictionary. For all we know, FNL is just some stupid kid like that perv at my school and decided that that comment would make this site popular. Can everyone just cut the crap and move on? Okay, starting next comment, no one is allowed to include any cuss words, or the word racist. I am in sixth grade and this has gone far enough. It's a song written by a guy that was famous, and still is. End of story. Stop getting worked over some eight year old who just figured out the facts of life and decided to share them with everybody.
by jen on 3/19/2009 11:29pm
your a fuckin moron the man is dead...what are you gonna do dig him up to shove your puny dick up his nose..get the fuck over it . this song was made way befor eyou . and hint its not about u personally(u couldnt get that lucky)
by i hate niggers!! on 3/26/2009 7:35pm
even if this song was racist you wouldn't be able to do anything about it. its a very good song if you understand anything about johnny cash!! And i agree with the one above me there is a difference between niggers and blacks niggers wear their pants to their freakin ankles and shit... I hate all niggers
by unknown lost boy on 4/1/2009 9:26pm
I have never heard of J.C. being racist it does not make any sense to say that it is because this song is like an autobiography
by ashamed on 4/5/2009 11:33pm
to see so many people mispell racist in one place.
by Cohnny Jash on 4/9/2009 1:13pm
Look. Johnny Cash isn't a racist. I'm pretty sure we would all know if he was. It's not like he said he shot a black man in Reno because he hated black people. And please. Cut the shit about hating niggers and all. If you hate them as much as you do, go find a neo-Nazi site or something. It's Johnny Cash for christ' sake. Give him the respect he deserves. Peace.
by LMAO on 4/9/2009 1:22pm
by Chevy SS on 4/11/2009 8:55am
Johnny Cash is one of my favorite country singers and i dont think he is one bit racist. and as far as im concerned fuck nut can shove his dick up his ass becuse he dosnt know shit about the man in black.
by bamf on 4/12/2009 4:02pm
f nuts licker,
You are a complete idiot, and ovbiously you have no life because if you hate this song, then why even bother look it up and then right a comment on it acting like it would change something. All you did was just make your self look like a complete dumbass and a hobo so congrats if thats what you really were trying to accomplish.
by racist? u gota b kidding! on 4/23/2009 6:46pm
The only ppl who keep racist shit going are the idiots who are always saying..."thats racist"... who the fuck are you to decide what ppl feel,think, say or sing about! c'mon... its 2009- can we not let that OLD ASS SHIT go! I can pick out about 30 rap songs that downgrade whites... do you hear us bitchin? hell no- because we take that shit as a grain of salt! Grow up man! you got alot of learnin to do mr.(by fuck nuts licker on 5/12/2008 12:40pm)!!! to be frank with you.... WE are tired of the crying! CALL THAT STATEMENT RACIST!
by BY THE WAY ASSHOLE.... on 4/23/2009 6:54pm

by JC is my cuz on 4/23/2009 7:27pm
to f nuts licker there is no racism in this song... dont be dissing my cuz
by JC is my cuz on 4/23/2009 7:30pm
also to f nuts licker... Johnny Cash died in 2003 get with the picture and why use a metal dick when you could use a real one.... wait you dont have one
by Good song, dumb person on 4/29/2009 2:22am
You know, I'm looking at this nut licker guy, I really feel like he's just f-ing with you guys. Someone with that name and goes to a song that's completely not racist seems to be totally f-ing around just because they are immature kids who have nothing better to do that f with people on the internet on song lyrics. sad.

Nonetheless, This song is awesome =)
by Hey! on 5/2/2009 6:54pm
fuck ignorant niggers like FuckNuts

btw: i love Johnny Cash
by hahaha.. on 5/17/2009 8:31am
sorry. but this is funny.
why are people freaskin out?
just leave the guy alone.
stop feeding his want for attetion. and "fuck nuts licker"
whatever your name is,
come on man! im 12!
i dont wanna hear people talkin like that. so just shut it.
by Helen on 5/17/2009 1:00pm
You could totally fit these lyrics to the Jingle Bells tune.
by Hog Caller on 5/21/2009 6:43am
by My Hero is Johnny Cash on 5/26/2009 7:09pm
This is the best song ever written!!! and Don't care what any moron has to say about it, i love metal too and if there was not johnny sorry to tell you no Metal!!! JOHNNY IS AMAZING!!!
by Tiff on 5/28/2009 10:14pm
Learn how to spell "racist", idiots.
by JCASH on 5/31/2009 2:04pm
Johnny Cash Rocks :-)

by Annoyed on 6/1/2009 8:10pm
Will everyone please stop obsessing about this "FNL"
by fight me on 6/2/2009 11:52am
you people make me sick you hate filled morons. grow up and take it easy on the slurs or one day you won't be behind the safety net of you computer screen and slip up and get your asses beat. and learn to spell you pathetic excuses for human beings.
by Springg on 6/3/2009 3:41pm
JOHNNY CASH ROCKS MY WORLD!!! Sad that he died, Hes AWESOME!! <3 Love Johnny Cash!
by Jman on 6/4/2009 11:25am
Johnny Cash is THE BEST! ! !

by Annoyed with most people on 6/4/2009 8:49pm
At the risk of contradicting myself by writing this comment I wish to express my complete and utter confusion as to why people leave comments on random pages like this. For example "Johnny cash rocks my world!!" left by Springg. And that horse fucker 'fuck nuts licker' leaving ridiculous statements. Get a life all of you, no one gives a fuck what you have to say.
by Melinda Leland on 6/4/2009 8:53pm
This site sux! I'm turnin 12 in 15 days, and you guys r just being stupid, fussin over this FNL. U Buttheads! Shut Up about him!
by Glitz on 6/5/2009 6:46am
Folsom Prison Blues was written in 1955 (check it out on web) Johnny Cash did ~~not~~ do time in Folsom Prison. I saw the movie I walk the line and I think Vivian got a raw deal. Although I love Johnny and June I still think that Vivian got a raw deal. I think Johnny and June had a very strong love. I heard somewhere that Rosann Cash said the movie protrayed her mother in a bad light---I don't think so. She reacted the way any woman would when her man was straying.

by Crush nutty nigzer on 6/6/2009 11:20pm
great song
by crush nutn licser on 6/6/2009 11:22pm
best song eva
by real guy on 6/6/2009 11:23pm
why would anyone be your hero? admire the play not the player
by Johnny Cash LOVER on 6/12/2009 2:21pm
Hey to 5/12/2008, 12:40 am,I am about to cry reading what you wrote so please keep you and your idiotic brain to yourself!
by II year old on 6/12/2009 3:53pm

This Comment is for Jen:

FYI, I am a girl, so I don't have a .... what you said I should shove up his nose. Second of all, I don't think people should be cussing on the internet, I don't care what any of the Ammendment s have to do with it or if it's a free country. Stupid Imbeciles!
by Johnny Cash on 6/13/2009 9:47pm
Fuck nuts licker is right. It is a racist song. Just thought I'd throw my two cents in.
by Bush is racist, not Cash on 6/17/2009 2:47am
wait, I apologize, I was wrong, it is a racist song. If you listen to the live versions, in-between choruses Cash says "Jew Jap Nigger Spick, Wop Cracker Coon Gook Mic" LOL!!!!!!!!
by Purple helmeted yogurt flinger on 6/19/2009 5:24am
haha,holy shit,i can't believe you little piss ants are actually arguing on the internet,you people say we have no life? look who is arguing a little southern hick who is obviously incoherent to the fact of jr was raised around WHITE not black,if you have a problem with it go fuck a watermelon.
by A Person on 6/19/2009 4:36pm
I just gotta say, I don't think even half of you know what a racist is. PooButts!
by Kay-Kay on 6/20/2009 8:16pm
Love this song & Cowboy's comment!! The most hillarious thing I've ever heard!
by steven on 6/21/2009 9:36am
THis song is not racist, and i was wondering how are you gonna find a dead man.
by P. McCartney on 6/22/2009 2:02pm
Love the music and the sound it has. No sense in argueing. Johnny was a beautiful man and i am glad to have met him. All this profanity and nonsense is disrespectful. R.I.P The Late and Great Johhny Cash
by jestartech on 6/28/2009 11:01am
johnny cash rocks.
I myself like the version from Everlast somewhat better ;o)
by gonzalo on 7/7/2009 6:44pm
this song rocks. my guitar teachear is making me lear it. so we can play it. i love it. the solo is aaaawwwwsssooommmm.
by jim on 7/12/2009 9:18pm
i love johnny cash!
by Just saying on 7/18/2009 1:13am
For those of you who are trying to figure out why Johnny is singing about being in Folsom Prison when he shot a guy in Reno, did u ever stop to think that Johnny traveled from Reno to California and that's where he got his punishment ending him up in folsom prison, cus as most ppl know some musician think differently tan most ppl
by Myself on 7/22/2009 5:25pm
Johnny Cash is one of the greatest musicians who ever lived.

Even that nigger song isn't that bad. he isn't saying that all blacks should die, just that they should go back to Africa.

But anyway, I love Cash!
by jcash big fan on 7/26/2009 3:33pm
Ur all full of S---
by jaclyn on 8/1/2009 7:40pm
what the fuck! its the internet, if you dont want to see vulger language leave the fucking site, no one is making you stay here.

i love johnny cash.
by Concerned Musician on 8/2/2009 11:25pm
People, Music was intended to be a form of expression which is created with class and intelligence which today so many people seem to lack. Not only this but music, at least in Johnny Cash's day, was intended for the enjoyment of all ages, and today the radio stations and music sites alike are littered (in my opinion)with the vulgar garbage called music. I was told by a colleague of mine, about the vulgar language used here on this music blog and was quite frankly appalled that someone would disgrace this great musician's talent with such talk. I am in no position to judge this person who uses such a vulgar name but it appears quite obviously to me he has problems that go much deeper than racism. Sir I would request that u find a better outlet for your anger than this site. Thank you.
by God Almighty on 8/6/2009 9:32pm
by ga on 8/13/2009 10:54am
i love j cash.
by Artist on 8/21/2009 2:50pm
this shit is amusing. honestly who gives a fuck what fnl or whatever he wants to call himself thinks. in reality he is most likely an insecure boy who is fucked up. so get over it. johnny cash isn't ruined over these stupid comments. i've wasted enough time here.
by RCDeVill on 8/21/2009 8:31pm
It is hard for me to believe that in this day & age, idiots like fucks nuts are allowed to live and breathe. He comments on something , and though everyone is entitled to thier opinion, he clearly is only either A; crying out for attention, or B; his mom/sister and daddy/brother were inbred themselves and clearly were huffing toxic waste when he was concieved. this song is a classic, written by a man that never finished school and went on to entertain millions across the globe and over 5 decades. His charitable deeds and effort on behalf of our soldiers were well documented and his encouragement to young and inexperienced musicians was well noted. However, if one were to know me, they would be suprised to know that I am a punk rocker and an avid anarchist, so I do not give this comment lightly. Johnny Cash, aka "the Man in Black" was the true father of punk rock. It's an attitude, not a fad or style of music. we miss you Johnny!!!!
by nameless on 8/25/2009 8:33am
A great melody with lyrics full of meaning. Thank you for your hard work, JC, and RIP..
by RIP JC on 8/26/2009 2:04pm
so i got a question! how the hell is song racist. hey fuck nuts tell is this song racist? this is one of Johnny Cash best song! i love this song!
by RE: RIP JC on 8/27/2009 5:09pm
to RIP JC and FNL

How do people come up with F*** ?
What kind of word is that ? Since when do people use such a language ?

I mean... Really.

by RE: When this song was written on 9/1/2009 5:28pm
To the people trying to figure out when 'Folsom Prison Blues' was wrote by Johnny Cash. . .

He wrote it while he was in the Air Force and stayed at folsom for a little while.

If you'd ever watched " Walk The Line" . . . you'd find out.

!! D U H !!
by Tom on 9/2/2009 12:32am
Hey Mr. Administrator/Web Master, how about removing some of these awful postings.

Johnny Cash was a great American Musical icon.
by grace on 9/5/2009 6:58pm
great song...great artist...great time when ppl like johnny cash used to entertain us....god bless your soul johnny
by somebody on 9/17/2009 10:30pm
how is jonny's song racist far as i know i thout the song was about prison and i think the song was great and i know almost all his song and every body that don't like him dosent haft to be on this website or on any othr
by somebody agian on 9/17/2009 10:38pm
i pressed the wrong button but anyway they don't haft to be on any other website jonnycash is one of the best singer and he rocks
by i have a life.. on 9/18/2009 9:45pm
Ya I was looking up lyrics on my phone for a facebook status.. And it took forever to load so I looked at this.. So I am putting my 2 cents in.. You are all retards who have no lifes.. Get out and play a sport you are all nerds
by I'm on a boat on 10/1/2009 7:40pm
Everyone who thinks this song is racist dosen't know shit. Y'all can suck my dick
by hahahaa on 10/1/2009 8:19pm
this fuck nuts guy just wants attention, its kind of funny. Obviously the song isn't racist.
by Not Yo Mamma on 10/2/2009 6:33am
I have to admit that I'm a bit impressed that this "fuck nuts licker" has managed to get some obviously polite and upstanding
individuals to write things like "fuck", "nuts" and "licker" on the internet, when they would probably otherwise never use such language. Whoever this person may be, he's very creative and has acheived prolific results with his social experiment. I would suggest that we give the boy a chance to finish puberty and direct his creativity towards a more constructive goal. Incidentally, as a songwriter, I believe that Mr. Cash was telling a story about the experience of those who went to Folsom Prison, and not writing autobiographically. It was what he did. It's called songwriting.
by Folsom on 10/9/2009 3:27pm

Johnny cash was never at Folsom Prison.
He watched a video about it while he was in the air force.
by stupid focking people on 10/16/2009 12:22pm
Johnny Cash Played at folsom prison you stupid stupid people that were he got the idea for the song he was there and he wrote it shortly after wow shows how much you guys know
by we're not as stupid as you on 10/18/2009 6:10pm
um actually.... "Folsom" is right.... He wrote this song before his career even began, and played at Folsom Prison very well into, if not after, his career.
by Fun Bobby on 10/20/2009 1:21pm
Next thing you know, somebody's gonna think he wrote "I Walk the Line" after getting pulled over on susp of DUI! He did write Folsom while in the service, Live at Folsom Prison was recorded at said prison, so he must have been there! The movie may have ended with around Live at Folsom, but his career thrived for over 30 more years! Ah man, I forgot to swear!
by I live in Folsom on 10/22/2009 10:06am
johnny Cash never served time in Folsom prison, he PLAYED a concert at Folsom prison!!!
And I never heard before of Johnny Cash, 'cause I moved from Russia and live only over a year in Folsom. But I know that, morons!
damn, here a lot of comments posted just make you mad, people! Ignore it!
by Sol on 10/22/2009 10:00pm
YHBT YHL HAND. I love the internet, only here can a mass of people be infuriated by such an obvious troll. A "troll" ladies and gentlemen is when someone posts an obscene comment in order to provoke certain reactions. In this case the reaction that was provoked was anger, hate, and utter disdain for the original poster.
by republicanking on 10/26/2009 7:36pm
What a bunch of morons writing shit on this site, dumb fucking rednecks that cannot read, write or spell.
by JC on 11/5/2009 4:25am
I shot an man in Hicksville because he deserved to die ...
by noone on 11/10/2009 10:00am
all of you can foget about whatever started this ruckuss
by Alex on 11/11/2009 3:38pm
he is a true american legend.and so is his wife june carter
by egret on 11/12/2009 8:55pm
ok, not going to type the name, but the first commenter, yeah, him, youre an idiot. and yall, johnny didnt murder anyone. it was the pills, like ME said. but cash did stay in folsom for around 10-12 years. then he met June Carter :) she saved him. and he wrote this song while he was in folsom. where do you think it got its name geniuses? its a personal experience. johnny couldnt handle fame at first, he paid for it, then he got better, and truly became the american legend. he is remembered, and missed.
by egret on 11/12/2009 8:58pm
and for all yall who say he performed at folsom, well, maybe so, but he did stay there for years. and stop callin people idiots and morons for sayin that cuz its true. i swear anyone who insults johnny cash, says he wasnt in folsom, killed someone, or says the song is RACIST is a total MORON! thats all i got to say about that ~forrest gump~ lol:)
by egret on 11/12/2009 9:01pm
oh and who is this p. mcCartney? ha if its the real paul mcCartney, hi! if not, well, you still had a pretty rockin comment.
by GriGri on 11/20/2009 3:41am
by HURRRRR on 11/20/2009 11:33am
by mj on 11/26/2009 12:37am
just fell in love with this song
by Met Johnny Cash on 11/26/2009 1:21pm
First of all for his time J Cash was a God! FPB has stood the test of time. I just helped by buddies in a band called "Royal Bliss" do the arrangement for the remake on their new albumn. It was already a rocking K-A song! For the record I had the chance to meet him when i was very very young and he was a big reason I got into singing 30 years ago.
PS Cash was never in Folsum except to play a gig and he went to jail but never prison in his life. He still had an amazing gift for relating to life and his own demons fueled his gift to write amazing songs. The was his his heart and his soul..not in his actual musical or vocal prowess which was average.
by A black guy (No, really) on 11/27/2009 11:43pm
Song = Awesome...

Why can't more people step out of culture and listen to everything? Love every kind of music and recognize it's beauty and how much its heartfelt.

Music is the universal, motherfuckers.
by Met Johnny Cash on 11/29/2009 6:01pm
Seriously there should be a DNA and an intelligence scanner to block inbreds and idiots from the net! Cash NEVER was in Folsom EXCEPT to play one concert. He wrote the song in preperation for the historic concert not way before, not after his career that ended when he started his dirt nap (and not a day before) All you young and dumbs need to refrain from thinking the internet and commenting on a man with the impact of the Man in Black is a right not a priviledge!
PS "Walk the Line" is hardly historically accurate and anybody over 15 is smart enough to get their info from hollywood RIGHT?
by Moriah Gomez on 12/3/2009 10:44pm
I never heard this song until I heard Brandi Carlile covered it at her last concert! WHOA! This song rocks my socks! LOVE IT! Thanks for jotting down the chords, its sooo much fun to play and sing!!!!
by ANONYMOUS on 12/7/2009 5:34am
Now, I dont know shit about Johnny Cash, I just wanted to check out the song, and here i step into this page and y'all are just blowing it up in here! WTF!
Moriah Gomez: yeah im here because of Brandi too; she's great. She does pretty much anything justice.
Fuck nuts licker: you should butt the hell out of chat rooms if youre going to be blowing them up like that, asshole. Back off!!
I agree with Tiff.
For hahaha... yeah im 12 too and im a girl! what a wimp ass!
by MiddleSchoolStudent on 12/9/2009 5:34am
Ok you idiots. I looked up nigger in Google Dict. & it says "Nigger is an extremely offensive word for a black person." So all these dumbass slurs need to stop. Also, i agree that you people cant even spell. Why are you cluttering a perfectly good comment board with this trashy shit?
by MiddleSchoolStudent on 12/9/2009 5:35am
Ok you idiots. I looked up nigger in Google Dict. & it says "Nigger is an extremely offensive word for a black person." So all these dumbass slurs need to stop. Also, i agree that you people cant even spell. Why are you cluttering a perfectly good comment board with this trashy shit? And i wonder, dont they say they review this stuff? sure they do. wtf ever.
by WHAT??? on 12/9/2009 3:20pm
This is the most ridiculous blog I've ever stumbled across. Who searches lyrics and then types in a bunch of crap? Seriously, no one wants to come here and read your retarded posts.
by Jabba on 12/11/2009 3:29pm
Best thing to do *always* about internet trolls is to ignore them. The internet has been around for a while and where there is a public un-moderated forum, trolls *will* post unrelated mostly offensive stuff. If you get aggravated they win. More to the topic howevr, anyone can point to any rockfolkcountry songs about jail time written from experience?
by jc80 on 12/13/2009 10:36am
I definitely agree with WHAT??? on the fact that nobody gives a shit about what you think you know. FNL is just a plain douchebag
by girlwelder on 12/13/2009 5:50pm
i think someone needs their mouth washed out with soap! I am in shock!
by Hello, I'm Johnny Cash! on 12/27/2009 5:44am
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[RIP Johhny 2.26.32 - 12.9.03]
by Ashley. :) on 12/27/2009 5:52am
Johnny Cash was one of the greatest men on Earth. He suppiled a whole generation with his music, and, according to the posts I've read, it still lives on today. Folsom Prison Blues is one of the best songs I have ever heard, and I hope that more artists will look at these lyrics and realize how amazing music can be. God bless you Johnny Cash.
Oh, and for those of you who don't know, there is no possiblity that Johhny Cash was a racist because in the song "Get Rythum" Johnny Cash asked a little black shoe-shine boy how he kept from keeping the blues from working hard all day, and the little boy just grinned and said 'Get Rythum'. So, if, indeed, Johnny Cash was a racist, why would he write about a little black boy and himself having a polite converation? Hmm? Are you guys to idiotic to understnad that Johnny Cash love ALL THYPES of people?
Tahnk you.
by awesome kid on 12/28/2009 10:33pm
i can almost sing as low as johnny cash i feel kool B) btw wtf how is this song rasist? umm... anyone know?
by um hello.. on 1/2/2010 10:34am
Why do you all insist that "Fuck Nuts Liqour" was serious? He was obviously joking in order to stir all of your emotions...which, oddly enough, Johnny Cash does too.
by Tom on 1/6/2010 2:57pm
I am learning to play the 6 string and this is my first choice of songs to learn. The preformer is fantastic and the song is great I love Johney Chashes work
by puffpuff12 on 1/9/2010 8:48pm
seriously everybody chill the fuck out. FNL is a douche, and calling him a nigger after he said this song is racist is the dumbest fucking thing ever. and for those people talking shit you should seriously learn how to spell, because you all sound like total fucking retards.
by Poop stain on 1/14/2010 9:58am
fuck a fuck nut in his fuckin fuck nut ass with a fuckin slug from a fuckin 12 gauge.
by entertained1 on 1/22/2010 1:18am
hahahaha this is was quite wonderful to read really boths sides were pretty pathetic at times......
by (brittany) on 1/25/2010 3:29pm
Oh my goodness.... i read this from the very top and all i wanted to do was read the lyrics for my college hw. I really think its funny how for over a year everyone has been talking about "fnl" and the song being racist. Come on people, cant you all get over it and actually just talk about the song not the douche guy from the beginning? Well, anyway, this is a great song and Johnny Cash was one of the greatest artists in my opinion.
by weeeiiirrrdd....... on 1/27/2010 9:03am

by Grown up on 2/1/2010 11:37pm
He wrote the song while stationed in Germany while he was in the AirForce and i think he was comparing the AirForce to being in prison .
by m00t on 2/2/2010 8:46pm
TTTRRRROOOOLLLLLL! go back under the bridge where you belong!!!
by Common Sense on 2/12/2010 1:54pm
fuck nutz surprises me that they would let someone like you post a comment..but hey, unfortunately freedom of speech allows even idiots to say what they want. but what is more surprising is how many people don't know how to spell a two syllable word - 'racist'. i'm not really sure which is worse...
by aammyy on 2/21/2010 3:40pm
that fuck licker dod is stupid he likes the song but he is trying to act bad ass
by Smart girl on 2/21/2010 3:50pm
i dont know why they call it racist that is so dumb this song is not racist all the people that say this song is racist should go stick there big head in a toilet
by arias on 2/25/2010 10:31am
one of my all time favorites from Johnny Cash
by Thetimtation on 3/2/2010 5:48pm
Johnny Cash was a great performer. The song was written LONG before he was busted for the drugs. Watch "Walk The Line" Great movie
by m to tha b on 3/2/2010 8:37pm
this is a great song and i agree with commen sense.the only good thing that this "fuck nuts licker" guy did was make everyone spell racist with 2 s' he's sum little kid cuz who would come up with a name like that
by cowboy on 3/9/2010 2:20am
dumb ass on 5-12-08 how is a lonesome whistle,rollin train,fulsom prison,your moma tellin you to be a good boy,or shooting an idiot to watch him die who probly deserved it racist you are a true menace to the public
by JohnnyMcFail on 3/9/2010 12:54pm
Guys i know its probably new to you, but never feed a troll ..... ever. kk thanks
by Blitz98 on 3/14/2010 7:55pm
June of 2008 and we're all still talking about what one moron said... simply amazing!
by Pedro on 3/19/2010 1:50pm
This is not rasist. This is aawesome song.- Pedro
by legend on 3/22/2010 2:41am
FNL you are an idiot. Maybe if you could be slightly grammatically correct you wouldn't look as foolish. Go do something you have knowledge of, which clearly isn't analyzing Johnny Cash lyrics.
by Hey_Boo_Boo_61 on 3/22/2010 6:29pm
Just wanted to see how bad this comment would get bashed, Johnny's first wife was a very beautiful Black Lady.
by LawlTrollingSuccesfull on 3/25/2010 6:13pm
Cant beleive all of you did really cared about that comment... This is what we call in internet language, a Troll.
by thecanadian69 on 3/26/2010 3:42pm
hey "fuck nugget" just to clarify that song was written by Johnny Rebel, not Johnny Cash :P
by Stating the facts on 3/28/2010 4:16pm
Sorry. I don't usually bother to correct wrong people on the internet but I feel I should. Johnny Cash never went to jail. I recon if he did he wouldn't have such a romantic veiw of convicts. Doesn't get in the way of this being a choon though. Can't beat that voice.

Also, I know its not racist, you know its not racist lets leave it at that. You can't correct every idiot on the web.

Oh, and another thing, whatever teachers think its a good idea to set this as some sort of analytical work please stop. You may think you're being trendy and involving the kids but they'll never appreciate the brilliance of Johnny Cash if they are introduced to it as homework.
by Shocked2010(?) on 3/30/2010 11:42am
Its 2010. Can everyone please just look around, read what people wrote, and realize that FNL wins. I think hes an idiot, and made a horrible comment too, but everyone here who keeps yelling and him, and others, and getting soo upset, is letting him know hes won. He got a rise out of all of you. And @KyleeMarie and many others, you sound like the biggest fucking hillbilly using the N Word.
Sometimes I wonder what kind of people live in this world. All of you are the reason this world is so shitty sometimes.
by Harley on 3/30/2010 11:51pm
This song is not racist. Although, I would definetly say that the song describes a difference in class. Poor men in prison Rich men in their fancy dining cars. It vibrates with frustration and a loss of will. But it does have a light at the end of the tunnel.
by Harley on 3/30/2010 11:55pm
One of the problems with this world is people are so quick to call something racist. The real problem that won't ever be solved until race issues can be placed aside is class. The rich vs poor read some literature (karl marx) This happens to be one of my all-time favorite songs
by LORD on 4/8/2010 3:46pm
damm u folks
jesus would hate u all
by =D on 4/9/2010 6:44am
Hallo lieve mensen
by Ringo Starr on 4/12/2010 7:09pm
Hi, Everyone. This Is Ringo Starr From British Pop-Rock Band The Beatles. And I Want To Just Say To fuck nuts licker That Johnny Cash Was One Of The Best Musicians Of His Day, And I Hope You Are Ashamed Of Yourself Just For Making Pointless Comments About His Music Because He's Not With Us Anymore, So, If You Do Happen To Be A Huge Beatles Fan, Or Anything Like That, I Am Sorry, But Fuck You Sir.
by jon bon jovi on 4/16/2010 8:12pm
Yeah, what he said.
by Psycho Billy Cadillac on 4/19/2010 10:45am
1. Johnny Cash is one of the greatest musicians to ever cut a record.
2. All of yall should be ashamed that you have posted such vulgar language.
3. Folsom Prison Blues is in no way, shape, or form racist.
4. If Mr. Cash were here now ur would beat the fool who said it was blue.
6. You didn't notice I skipped 5.
7. You just went back and looked.
8. You are now laughing to yourself.
9. Now you are freaked out.
10. You are laughing again.
by Psycho Billy Cadillac on 4/19/2010 10:47am
1. Johnny Cash is one of the greatest musicians to ever cut a record.
2. All of yall should be ashamed that you have posted such vulgar language.
3. Folsom Prison Blues is in no way, shape, or form racist.
4. If Mr. Cash were here now he would beat the fool who said it was blue.
6. You didn't notice I skipped 5.
7. You just went back and looked.
8. You are now laughing to yourself.
9. Now you are freaked out.
10. You are laughing again.
by Steve Martin on 4/19/2010 11:42pm
I would like to thank FNLicker. Without him this board would not be nearly as entertaining. Some of you are extremely funny! LMAO!
by to steve Martin on 4/21/2010 6:09pm
suck my dick!
by prof. on 4/27/2010 11:30am
This topic became one fantastic issue of human nature... thank you all for participating... And JC is really good musician. lyrics are so narrative and full of life. in my opinion "I shot a man in Reno,
Just to watch him die" is example how, sometimes, art can be more powerful than life itself. I will give it to my students also...bye.
by Kable 96 on 4/30/2010 8:37pm
I luv the song and for those grammar freaks i love the song also i dont think he was a great role model just a great singer

Rip johnny and june cash
by fuck nuts licker on 5/5/2010 1:27pm
ur all jaleous because i know the truth: this song is rasist!!!
by lnglggdgitarpikr on 5/9/2010 2:56pm
How the hell can you dumphuques blather about nothing for over two years, because some watermelon eatin','40'drinkin'pants down around his knees,welfarecollectin',MauMau says "it's racist'? The godd ol' boys that started this genre of music probably shot better niggas than you, nut likker,for target practice when they got bored.No the song is most definitely not racist,but you undoubtedly are,ontop of being afag what liks nutz,go play with the other ass clown inth e white now black house you ig norant zulu s.o.b.
by fuck nuts licker is retarded on 5/11/2010 10:47pm
1. This is a good song and obviously is not racist. 2. He, like many other people here,is just trying to get attention. If you are decent person,just try to ignore him.
by Mitchd4282 on 5/19/2010 9:46am
i love this song because fuck me i hate niggers and this is recist as fuck!
by hello on 5/20/2010 9:22am
by KKK on 5/24/2010 6:23pm
well all you niggers need to shut the fuck up this is a white man's song just because all you niggers end up in jail you got mad because JC just exploited you guys and there is nothing worse than NIGGER FAGS!!!!
by GruppeSechs on 5/26/2010 9:04am
I like turtles.
by frank tha tank on 6/3/2010 2:20pm
you fuckin assold fuck off hes the beat and go suck you dad dick and eat your mamas pusyy haha want to fuck im available have a bif hard cock waiting for you baby
by Urea Neptine on 6/11/2010 10:17pm
Oh wow everyone is so cool because they said "fuck" amazing. Now shut up and go eat a pickle!!!!! And stop listening to this jank crap!
by johnny cash on 6/17/2010 1:11am
shut up and enjoy my song!
by Get the truth... on 6/23/2010 5:16pm
This song was not only written before he had run-ins with the law but BEFORE he ever even recorded a track. He also was never in 'prison' (he did several short stints in jail for misdeanors)

As far as the 'meaning' of the song, don't look too much into it. It's a ballad...a story...that's it!
by cumbat nacho on 6/26/2010 5:28am
Fuck nuts is a very successful troll. Great job, I know you just did it for the lulz. Noice
by the game on 6/29/2010 12:54am
Good job troll
by Burning Star IV on 7/2/2010 11:15am
Love this non racist song lol.
by ol' Bird on 7/2/2010 1:22pm
How is that song rasist??????
all well I love Johnny Cash's songs.
by Try some sense on 7/2/2010 3:07pm
fuck nuts licker, you have been arguing your spineless claim for 2 years. How does that feel? Do you feel accomplished? I'm sorry the public school system has failed you so miserably. Don't worry, I'm sure Barrack Obama will help you out so you don't have to worry about getting an education.
by h49 on 7/6/2010 3:12pm
if he shot a man in reno why is he in a california state prison like folsom? cash was never in prison thats why!! he spent a day or 2 in city lock up and was dishonorbly discharghed from the army but never did time..
by Don't talk bad about the dead on 7/9/2010 8:57am
This song is
So Appreciate
by shayne on 7/9/2010 11:17pm
ok ok this is the song that i was introduced to johnny cash all his music is amazing and all you people have such amusing comments im so sorry that mine is boring
by hausekar on 7/13/2010 4:12pm
Min far sa p fjotlandsk:
sjuda ein mann i reno for sj'ann dy.
by The Real Deal on 7/16/2010 12:24am
This song has nothing to do with prison or a train. You must think of the symbolism here... I see a song about a man who is depressed about his life (the prison) and the train is time. He sees everyone else having a blast with life while he is not. He wishes he could be one of those people on the train having a good time but knows he never will. The "shot a man in Reno" lyric is to tie the song back to reality and is actually very unimportant to the plot of the real story behind the lyrics. Finally, Johnny Cash may or may not be the man in the story. Those things are usually the best kept secrets of the artist. This is a great song and far deeper than many of you realize. As a lyrical artist myself, I know the real story is always hidden in the symbolism. That is how I write lyrics too. Most writers do.
by Webmaster on 7/19/2010 7:46pm
Note to self:
Get a larger hard drive for "JC" comments database.

Oh yeah... and kick self in the ass for spending 20 minutes reading these comments.
by wow on 7/22/2010 11:09am
like 2 years ago, one idiot made one comment intended purely to get a rise out of people (come on -- nobody would seriously say this song is racist; the word "racist" tends to stir up response though), and for years later, we gave him what he wanted. he forgot about this thread a long time ago, and here we are still admonishing him. we need to grow up too.
by Race Card on 7/30/2010 8:43am
When you first hear Cash say, "Jew Jap Nigger Spick Wop Cracker Coon Gook Mic"... You think racist.

But look again. He's sarcastically using derogatory words for most races including white.

It's done in a Chris Rock truth style. Not a racist style.
by gr8phull on 8/7/2010 11:00pm
Thank you Johnny Cash. RIP
by PJR on 8/11/2010 5:57pm
Someone made a comment earlier about this being something Mr. Cash experienced. I kinda thought that too for a while, but it's not the case. I love Johnny Cash, so I am only setting the record straight, not bad mouthing Johnny Cash.
Look it up, the melody was actually taken from an earlier song (he got sued later) and he was inspired by a Fulsom Prison Movie to write the song in like '65 or something. It did pretty well. Then he got a chance to play at Fulsom Prison around '68. They recorded a live albumn and the live version of the song did better than the original.
by International Man of Mystery on 9/3/2010 3:37pm
Don't you guys see that the fuck nuts guy is joking? If a person was that retarted to say what he said, then they would be too retarted to type a sentence on the keyboard. He's just trying to fuck with everyone. And I think it's hilarious. Also, I think the fact that everyone else is taking him seriously and trying to insult him back is hilarious.
by yo mother on 9/4/2010 11:31am
International Man of Mystery the fact that you yourself took the time out to visit this web site when you could have been doing more important things like getting laid shows that the only real retard is yourself
by Mr President on 9/4/2010 11:39am
Dear Fellow Citizens

As you are aware in this beloved country we have a thing called Third Amendments. Those of you not familiar, it means an artist such as Johnny Cash can exprese themselves freely through song lyrics at his free will. If you truley feel that in any way Mr. Cash is offensive please

1 Don't listen to his music
2 Don't buy the albumn
3 Stop bitching just cause you got nothing better to do

Thank you fellow citizens. Hopefully this memo will show we can all just learn to live in peace and harmony with one another.

by Musick Student on 9/4/2010 6:01pm
If Johnny Cash shot a man in Reno (Nevada), why is he in Folsom Prison (California)?
by eagle eye on 9/5/2010 11:34am
Some of you may have watched that wonderful movie called Walk the Line. There's a great scene where the actor playing Mr.Cash is asked by a record producer if present to God Almighty he would sing a Gospel Song or something completly different. Enter Folsom Prison Blues. A song Mr.Cash choose from the heart as something completley different. Don't know if it matters but it was also this song that won him the record deal. Completly different yes, rasist not in the slightest. Be cool.
by rolling my eyes on 9/6/2010 9:01am
Johnny Cash was never in jail.
He felt compassion for the men in prison.
He wrote the song based on this need to entertain them and offer them an hour of enjoyment in their otherwise pathetic lives.
Johnny Cash's importance in the world is minimal just as it is for the rest of us.
It would be nice if you could spell racist correctly but I suppose in the big picture it doesn't matter much. Teacher's are neglecting that aspect of the curriculum obviously!
by Joe on 9/9/2010 1:04am
Good ol Johnny Cash. great music. Did enough drugs to kill 3 men.
by curious guy on 9/9/2010 1:28am
why are the people with the lowest I.Q. always the ones who speak the most?
by Tom on 9/9/2010 7:07pm
WHy do we allow this ahole to post such trash .... especially related to Johnny Cash' song

AND, It is NOT Rasist, but RaCist
by Tom on 9/9/2010 7:09pm

PLEASE remove the Rude and Lucidious comments form this message board.

Some of actually Love Johnny Cash' Music!!!!
by Know it all on 9/19/2010 9:03am
For curious guy

They can probably speak more cause their not the asshole with a dick in his mouth like you.
by the oracle on 9/19/2010 10:52am
Just a thought but if anyone feels they can write a better song or lyrics (or they could do a lot better than this) they really should give some thought to starting a band rather than complain all day. Think of the money you could make and the MTV airplay. Good Luck Folks.
by Naddaracist on 9/26/2010 9:18am
Johnny toured the prison systems in the country and the inmates loved this song! And what part sounds racist?
by John Donson, Ph.D. (Harvard 1991) on 10/6/2010 4:05pm
In fact, there is much circumstantial evidence to support "fuck nuts licker"'s conclusion. Cash was likely using dog-whistle suggestions to provoke a racial schism in the rock fan-base which he viewed as a threat to country superiority and profits. Charles Manson himself cited the "They're probably drinkin' coffee / And smokin' big cigars" couplet as a major personal influence. Of course, after the pivotally seminal January 13, 1968 performance this particular song became the "unofficial anthem" of the Aryan Brotherhood throughout the U.S. penal system, and the KKK soon followed suit (literally, with an all-black version of their Glory Suit, a heartfelt tribute to Cash's significance as their most highly-placed fellow-traveler). [cf. Lacan, 1982, p.336]
by gray on 10/7/2010 2:18am
and all the above is why commenting should be disabled.

also it annoys the piss outta me when people take circumstantial shit and use it to make any subject/topic/person/song or quotation racist.
by psc1958 on 10/7/2010 6:17am
@Fuck nuts Licker!!!!Johnny Cash was not a racist and i think "fuck nuts licker" is gay and doesn't want no man to be shot in RENO!!!!...that would be on less man for him to lick!!!
by FYI on 10/20/2010 7:21am
The offensive post below is from someone called a "troll". He's simply doing thus for the lulz.
by Anonymous on 10/24/2010 3:48am
by fuck nuts licker on 5/12/2008 12:40pm
this is a fucking rasis song so suck my monster dick. so if i hear one more song like this ill find you, shove my metel hard dick up your nose and shoot a load into your mother

lol happened more than two years ago
by Licker Nuts Fuck on 10/24/2010 3:58am
this is a fucking rasis song so suck my monster dick. so if i hear one more song like this ill find you, shove my metel hard dick up your nose and shoot a load into your mother
by The Faz on 10/26/2010 7:16am
After two years (plus), I believe you've made your point, Mr. 'Licker.' You must thrive on getting a rise out of people, so go find something else to do. I believe your 'work' is done here. Perhaps, a job is in order? Or, write your own song. If it's decent and actually makes it, you won't have to sit around for two years making up ridiculous ideas about an incredible musician (Cash).
by dont need to no on 10/28/2010 9:47am
who ever thinks this song is fuckin retarded fuck u all who dont like this mother fuckin song kkk
by To fuck nuts licker on 10/31/2010 1:06am
I wish I could meet scumbags like this individual. I would truly enjoy witnessing them attempting to "shove my metel hard dick up your nose and shoot a load into your mother" That would be considered legal self defense correct? Which would give me the right to shove the metal hard lead from my Glock into their worthless thoracic cavity.
by Jess on 11/6/2010 11:01am
This just confirms ... Once a Nigger always a Nigger. Thanks for nothing, Nuts.
by Fuck nuts is a d bag on 11/16/2010 7:58am
you sir are fucking retarted for sure.
by Cash-Man on 11/21/2010 7:01pm
Too fuck nuts.

Have you really wasted the last two years of your life on this? Wow!
by Analyst Man on 11/24/2010 4:18pm
I love how the people most offended at the suggestion of racism in "Ring of Fire" respond by calling an anonymous commenter "nigger"
by Nick on 12/9/2010 10:36pm
I've always thought this song needed to be slowed down a little, when it's sung in Walk The Line, it is the perfect speed
by Little Piggy on 12/15/2010 3:11am
My father used to play this song for me when i was a baby. Now i play the shit out of it myself. Its exactly the same as (Thats all right mama.)LONG LIVE CASH
by rock n roll on 12/23/2010 11:51pm
folsom prison blues was a song johnny modeled after crescent city blues by gordon jenkins..either way both songs are good with johnnys rendition more superb
by cash-man fan on 1/1/2011 1:18pm
im with cash-man on this 1
by Sean bwoii on 1/3/2011 8:27am
first comment of 2011
and i like this song not knowing the histery behind it by just reading the lyrics
by brady on 1/3/2011 9:31am
i can play this song on guitar :D
by FFFUUUUUU on 1/3/2011 1:53pm
Don't feed the trolls please.
by Salem on 1/5/2011 5:51pm
RACIST. Ignorant fucker. RACIST. Not rasist.
This song has nothing to do with race any way.
by jake on 1/16/2011 9:00pm
ha ha ha ha i cant believe this many people argued about that one guy that said this song is racist ha ha its so funny =) ha people...
by Score Board on 1/22/2011 5:33am
Band wagon members 99 , Leaders 1
by MrChuy on 1/22/2011 9:29pm
I read all postings and it was a wild ride! So many emotions, funny, disgusting, sad, interesting, I hope we can all agree Johnny Cash will live forever thru his music, I love it
by ? on 1/28/2011 10:51am
If you're looking for racist music, try rap.
by #56321 on 1/28/2011 5:24pm
I have been to jail 3 times, and I know exactly what it feel like! !! I love this song And I'm not going back. it is torture! !!
by A Broken Man on 2/13/2011 9:50am
This song has helped me through so much crap, it's not racist ( you noticed I spelled it correctly right? )and anyone that says so is not worth the time it takes to post a rebuttal... Johnny Cash was talking about prison inmates who've made mistakes in life and yearn for freedom. Anybody of any race or ethnicity would want to be free, so don't waste your time posting vulgar comments or responding to them. If you have that much of a problem with the song, how about you go to jail and comeback and tell me how it felt, otherwise listen to the song and shut the hell up!
by Amen on 2/21/2011 9:30am
Gotta Love this song
by LMFAO on 3/11/2011 1:14am
ALl you people are idiots lol! I can't believe that some kid on the internet just got all you bored losers to comment on a obviously stupid post directed to get a reaction. HA egg on your faces!! PS: Johnny Cash was reported to be a racist but who cares now he's dead and his music is awesome and that was how it was back then so get over it, Losers
by Generic Name on 3/16/2011 6:01am
3 years later, people are still bitching about some internet troll. Fucking pro.
by Silly_KneeGrow on 3/18/2011 11:30am
What a moron... "Fuck Nuts Licker" Probably doesn't even know what racist means...

Knee Grow Please... Shut your "IGNANT" "Mouf"
by Fuck Nuts Licker on 3/18/2011 6:34pm
Look how many times I made you guys say fuck nuts licker. I win.
by god bless u on 3/18/2011 9:35pm
people need jesus crist god bless u all
by fuck nuts licker FTW on 3/22/2011 2:45am
nice work man ;D good job
btw i hate this song .__.
by dont need to know on 3/29/2011 11:41am
If ever a man so needed his cock sucked it would clearly be fuck nuts licker if that is what is claimed to be his real name.
by just wonderin' on 4/1/2011 9:21am
When he says, "Down on to San Anyone", does he mean like San Antonio?
by FNL is an idiot on 4/1/2011 6:38pm
cuz hee canzpell writ r say anniethine smert
by Runner on 4/6/2011 9:17pm
The grammar and diction on this page is appalling. I just hope and pray that you don't reproduce and taint the rest of humanity with your stupidity.

Mr Cash was a musical genius and if you don't appreciate his music you shouldn't listen to it. I'm shocked by the language used in this public forum. You should be ashamed of yourselves. The retaliatory cursing only bring you down to, or below, the level of TNL. It's shameful and I'd be embarrassed if I were to find that you're Americans. To all those who cursed: you're human garbage.
by hilarious on 4/11/2011 10:46am
i agree runner
by Turd burglar on 4/15/2011 10:20pm
I hear alot of you guys say Johnny cash never sang a racist song well Johnny did have one racist song it was called "ship those niggers back" check it out if you don't believe me, but who gives a fuck Johnny was the best.
by kcirpgib on 4/17/2011 2:14am
can any one tell me why it even matters?
by Khacherzky on 4/17/2011 1:21pm
This Goes to the idiot that started the talk about racism !!!
1. Fuck u
2. Johnny was one of the best of his times !! So respect
3. At that time it was normal that white people were hating blacks ( johnny didn't)
So shut the fuck up ...!!!!
by angry white guy on 4/20/2011 10:24pm
how the fuck is this racist?
by "Tha Ratingz" Chris Morrow on 4/24/2011 8:27am
Okay okay, i'm about to end all this right now. First off the song isn't racist, it's a song that he wrote for the inmates in Folsom Prison. It's NOT about his own personal experience, because Johnny Cash was never imprisoned in the United States. He WAS however locked up in jail quite a few times. But he never served time in Folsom Prison, the reason the song was wrote, was because of a friend he had been associated with for almost his entire life got locked up in Folsom, so he wanted to go play a show for all of them. So he wrote the song, to headline the show. It's nothing to do with Racism, or Whites, or blacks, or greens, or blues... it's about those lonesome men in there serving time and listening to that God awful train pass by 3 times a day. So EVERYONE on this board needs to check their Johnny Cash facts, before they call him racist, or call themselves true fans of JC or his songs! Sorry, that makes ALL OF YOU ignorant!
by American Lefty on 4/28/2011 7:59am
Johnny Cash makes me proud to be an American. Sorry for all the crap, world, but here's Johnny Cash and that's something.

I think you can all stop defending this song against charges of racism since we have people of all color in prison and as far as I know every race can hear the sound of trains.
by lol on 5/2/2011 11:31am
Everyone above this comment has been trolled by the second comment
by Get Over It. on 5/6/2011 7:28pm
That "Rasis" thing was written back in 2008! it was probably just some wanker trying to be funny. Who cares.
by lolattrolls on 5/11/2011 9:59am
I can't believe the morons who got so butthurt over obvious trolls. lol
by Fartface on 5/24/2011 4:22am
I really hate it when people sit there and argue with me. ...i love this song, play and sing it all the time, and i truely do not think it is racist. Now, having said that, im going to advocate for the troll and say this, blues was originally by black people, a lot of black people are in prison, and this song is about prison. I am a truely aweful person.
by Whitebox Jr. on 6/3/2011 9:44am
Now, dont get me wrong, I like Jhonny Cash, but the only two problems that I have with this song is the false implications that he makes in regards to his life. As some one that spent a great amount of their life in prison and now rides freight trains to travel this country, it upsets me that he declares to have done either in this song. He wrote this song before he spent any time in jail, and he only rode one freight train, which was for an album cover..
by Slc on 6/4/2011 10:24pm
However its a Good song...
by Nytmare on 6/16/2011 10:36am
Hey Whitebox, sounds like you need a lifestyle change.
by Black-Neck SwampBilly on 6/18/2011 3:46pm
Great Song! Lyrically Horrible But the the entire package works...Lyrics and Music. Johnny Cash is one of my all time Favorites.
by onno on 6/21/2011 2:28pm
one word... the legend !
by Singer on 6/24/2011 12:36pm
This man is amazing. And why are people still discussing a troll's comments three years after they were posted?
by Squallsghost on 6/29/2011 12:34am
This is the worst thing i have ever seen...i mean come on guys your letting a 12 year old mess with your heads and turn you into lunatics...just ignore the comments he makes and move on to actually discussing the fact that Johnny Cash was a music genius of his time and that he set the foundation for todays music...except for rap<---that isn't music!!
by David Davidson on 6/29/2011 4:25am
Fucking bookmarked this. Incredibly successful troll was successful
by someone that cares on 6/29/2011 3:39pm
i cant believe that the ppl that own this website actually post all this bullcrap on here????
just amazing....
by mizz.cali on 6/30/2011 2:36pm
The first time I heard this song was in the movie Walk the Line and I fell in love with it and Mr. Johnny Cash he was the bad boy of country..
by fortheloveofgodpleasestop on 7/1/2011 6:22pm
seriously. why would anyone argue with someone who misspells racist then refers to his genitalia as metal (also misspelled) while discussing his desires to conduct rape upon people who like this song. I am far more disappointed in the rest of us for giving this **#$%! %$#&*! here the time of your day to post. and i just did to0. oh well.
by nana rae on 7/5/2011 1:42pm
Why aren't the filty replies here deleted? Get the sickies off the net.
by KWbond on 7/12/2011 3:44pm
He did not write this song. He took the lyrics from another song and changed a few words, and made it his. I just saw it on TLC. Wow was I shocked. You could do this a long time ago with out getting in trouble, but I love the song.
by Rick on 7/18/2011 4:41pm
Johnny Cash got permission to do a concert in Folsom State Prison in 1968. It was one of the first times a super famous musician ever played live at such a venue. Cash is not racist for skinheads liking this song. Aryan Brotherhood supposedly formed in Folsom and Cash gave a concert there, two unrelated events.
by anon on 7/20/2011 12:18pm
by Ozura on 7/21/2011 7:13am
Thanks for it, the song is great.
by Matt on 7/21/2011 3:22pm
God Bless You Johnny Cash!
by micha on 7/25/2011 3:31pm
i like this song a lot i can play it all day long
by katelyn Jean on 7/28/2011 9:13am
if ya'll dont know what the songs about, why dont you go watch Walk The Line? folsom prison is where he was when he went in the army. its a great song and no where near racist.
by really? racist? on 7/28/2011 12:42pm
see stupid black people need to shut up. why'd he even look up the lyrics?...
i love black people but i hate nig****
by Grammar Nazi on 8/4/2011 2:16pm
For fucks sake, it's spelled RACIST!!!!
by Josh Nicholas on 8/4/2011 6:09pm
This is one of the Greatest song in history if you stupid low life monkeys can't understand good music then just end you life now. Johnny cash is so UNracist that he sing songs about a lowly bigger cleaning his shoes and shows pitty for the little kid and a song abou a native American war veteran who dies a drunk I'm 17 and hate all forms of rap because it's garbage but you guys will never understand because you guys are just imitating your parents because your scared if you don fit in you'll be left out so drop the blunt and the forty you fucking posers and pick up a guitar and a pack of cigarettes and play the greatest music ever
by on 8/11/2011 1:02am
ANYONE who thinks this song is racist is a tottal ignourant person. In no way is this song racist. Its an Amazing song
by Terribbe on 8/12/2011 6:30am
This song is totally racist. Mama telling me to be a good boy? Don't play with guns? Rich folks have everything? All the misspellings? Cash and the audience knew it's safe to sing in code and perpetrate stereotypes. Wake the fuck up!
by lol on 8/15/2011 7:17am
HuK's joining team EG, btw.
by ???????????? on 8/28/2011 5:02am
Why are people so obsessed with finding subliminal messages/meanings within songs and their lyrics. They can be interpretated any way. Remember the guy who listened to Ozzy Osbournes suicide solution.

Just enjoy the music for what it is folks, and hey if you don't like it/agree with what you hear spend the $12:99 on something else.

Simple : )
by music lover on 8/29/2011 6:35am
The Real Deal, right on!
by billy on 9/5/2011 8:28pm
what sort of nonsense that singers must actually experience anything before they can sing about it?? Johnny Cash had soul and a unique compassion. I cannot understand why people get indignant or defensive about his songs. What saddens me is the anger directed at God knows who, and the fact that these people will be allowed to have children which will lower the world's IQ significantly.
When people ask me why I lean towards Buddhist teachings, I shall simply direct them to this site for the answer.
by Don't feed the trolls! on 9/15/2011 7:29pm
Just don't do it
by Khayman on 9/27/2011 8:13pm
Hahahaha! Thanks for the entertaining read!! Can't believe a thread went on that long about absolutely nothing!!! It's like Redd Foxx doing a Seinfeld gig! Hahahaha!!!
by Blue man on 10/8/2011 1:20pm
Cashman aint no racist... damn he was born 1932 so it was hard in thhose ages effectivly in the states with the colour Judgments they gave in the early years ..probbly got pumped in jonhheys head by mom and dad to hate colouredfolks ..peeps but he didt care about shit he said....his own words from some report in 1976 .. grtz Blue man
by whitney on 10/9/2011 1:36pm
lol...that comment was posted 3 yrs ago and people are still dwelling on it. he obviously doesnt think its racist. its just some kid posting an ignorant comment trying to get a rise out of people. anyway. johnny cash is awesome. i sang this song for my american idol try out..made it to the next round and got strepp throat...lmao...think ill try again one day haha!
by Anthony on 10/18/2011 2:36pm
I know right! Let's settle this once and for all!

1) It was 3 years ago. Do us all a favor. Cry me a river, build a bridge, and get over it!

2)Not every song has a hidden message.

3)Get a life losers
by leslie on 10/25/2011 5:24pm
anyone who thinks hes racist you should really look up and research before you open your mouth. johnny REBEL didnt like black people not johnny cash your dumb actually johnny cash was friends with black people and was hated among southerns because he liked them so please shut up with your comments that arent even correct kay? thanks :)
by I'm helping on 11/4/2011 5:46pm
Just to make this clear, and I may hate myself for doing this but... CAPS LOCK...
ON THE DAY 5/12/2008 AT 12:40pm, A MAN OR WOMAN(woman is not as likely), POSTED A COMMENT TO ENRAGE.
I hate to be an ANTI-Troll, but for the sake of over using lolz, it's been years. for those of you who have read this, thank you, and for those who haven't, and at the risk of exacerbating the situation...
by Chaz on 11/7/2011 11:15pm
When I play this song at redneck bars I replace shot a man in Reno with hung a nigger in Reno
by Matt on 11/8/2011 7:15pm
by JBridges on 11/18/2011 5:10pm
I watched the movie again, awesome!
by Basia on 11/25/2011 11:57pm
I absolutely adore this song, could listen to it all the time.
by Fuck nuts kicker on 12/5/2011 9:32am
This is a great comment board
by Sumbit a comment you'll find this: on 12/9/2011 11:40pm
"Thank you for submitting your comment. We will review it and it will be added to the site shortly."

Wow, how did half of these make it through?
by J on 12/13/2011 3:29pm
i still dont understand how its racist???? btw nice spelling... rasis.....
by TROLLOLOL on 12/15/2011 3:21pm
You guys ever think that maybe the fuck nutz licker dude was trollin you all? Wow i'm surprised any of you found your way into the intertubes.

You all just got trick trolled hard.
by DC on 12/16/2011 3:02am
Johnny was my grandfather's cousin, William Gibson Cash. He would say, "My name is Bill Cash, I got more the first than I do the last.".
by anonymous on 12/19/2011 8:42am
i can't believe this discussion went on for almost 8 months....
by huh on 1/5/2012 8:05am
i am 12 what is this
by nestling6535 on 1/6/2012 12:25am
If you really knew about Johnny Cash, then you know he had a fasination with trains. Folsom Prison is just one of his train songs. Check it out and see how many of his songs mention trains. I will give you one, Orange Blossom Special. Now you do the research and find the rest.
by Jesus Loves You on 1/11/2012 9:55pm
I've nothing to say to the man that thinks it is racist except to go back to the third grade and learn to spell.
by nitae' on 1/12/2012 10:28am
Well I'm black....and I looove love this song and some Johnny Cash... with that being said, I missed the racism and the racial slurs apparently! Oh nvm being mature GO PLAY N TRAFFIC DICK HEAD!
by Nikarah on 1/17/2012 10:20pm
Johnny Cash is most likely to be described as a truly sympathetic and humble man, he had sympathy for criminals and felons, which I can say even I do not have. This song not only puts any old john off the street to go into another person's shoes, but realizes we are all sinners, and to demonize, humiliate and be vengeful to others is a crime in itself. But that's not so much as the point of the song as to the point of the Man in Black, Cash. Its a good song to me because of the person itself who sung it from his heart. Heart!
by OH MY GOD SHUT UP on 1/31/2012 7:31pm
by JOHNNY CASH on 2/6/2012 1:29pm
by i am awesome on 2/6/2012 1:29pm
by every body is not rasist on 2/6/2012 1:29pm
everybody is very rasist in their own way!!!!!! ok! god! everybody should just do it! ok??? Jesus crips!!!
by You Guys Are Losers on 2/6/2012 1:31pm
You need to get a life and stop commenting! wow QUEERS
by CharlieBruce on 2/11/2012 6:54pm
this song is played by many local rock bands !!ill jump in with the band and take this song home on te harmonica with the train whistle ,and add a bit of reverb to it !johny cash lives forever!!
by pannus on 2/12/2012 6:29pm
actually id love to li8ck some nuts
by esteemed pannus on 2/12/2012 6:37pm
i agree with pannus this must be spoken about for many moons to cum
by Johnny Cash Fan on 2/14/2012 9:25pm
Just so people know
1) Johnny Cash was in the Air Force
2) Folsom Prison Blues was the first song he wrote while he was in the Air Force
3) If you've seen the movie 'Walk The Line' you should know that he wrote that song after watching a presentation on Folsom Prison
4)He was a country singer..not a rock singer
5) Johnny Cash sang about life, relationships, and love
6) if you think country is all whineing...listen to rap that's real whineing
7) He's best selling live album was in folsom prison
by EdsenRebelious on 2/15/2012 11:07pm
Ha. I like #6 about rap and country. Love his music. Is there any political meaning in this song? (probably a stupid question)
by Daviar on 2/16/2012 11:22pm
It isn't racist and it isn't about actually shooting a guy in Reno or being in prison. The song is about REGRET people. Everybody has regrets and that's the universal quality of it.
by Mike C. on 2/19/2012 3:57pm
Can't believe some could think this song as racist......Cash like my Dad who also is form Arkansas, both picked cotton along side Men ,Women and Children of color in the cotton fields, and viewed folks of color as equals. BTW, killing someone isn't racist, it's ,in this case, murder.
Mr Cash, also wrote songs against the white mans treatment of Native Americans (Johnny despised Custer).
by hey! you there! on 2/20/2012 8:25pm
i like this song. its really cool and the mean guy way up top, like the 3rd or 4th person, is sooo stupid. He is a potty mouth. and let me remind him that the internet is avalible to anyone who has a computer. I mean i am under 15 and swearing is a HUGE no no at my house. haha i sounded like a little kid when i said "no no!"
by Singer of songs on 2/28/2012 4:18pm
What saddens me the most is that this coversation about this dude named fblank something with metal parts stirred y'all up enough to discuss this for 4 years! Really!!!? Seriously!!!?
by PeenusStar1234 on 2/28/2012 5:50pm
Just so people know
1) Johnny Cash was in the Air Force
2) Folsom Prison Blues was the first song he wrote while he was in the Air Force
3) If you've seen the movie 'Walk The Line' you should know that he wrote that song after watching a presentation on Folsom Prison
4)He was a country singer..not a rock singer
5) Johnny Cash sucks my dick on a daily basis
6) if you think country is GOOD, suck my giant ass dick
7) He's best selling live album was in folsom prison while gettin some in the ass
by esteemed pannus on 2/29/2012 8:05pm
im listening
by pensucka90penis on 3/1/2012 10:45pm
country can suck my massive cock and produce santorum with me!!!!!!!!!!
by ur all hypocrites on 3/7/2012 7:37pm
all these people keep saying how much they hate johnny cash, but i gotta question for ya. if you hate him so much, why do you look up his songs and the lyrics for them?
by A dude. on 3/7/2012 8:46pm
Thank you all so much for having a 4 year conversation with this one guy who thinks the song is racist. My personal favorite is someones post that said "some village is missing there idiot". Thank you again for entertaining me for the past 30 minutes. And also I love this song. The cover by some guy on "the voice" was awesome. It's now on my iPod :^D
by j-rod on 3/10/2012 4:38pm
this is the best song ever! i am trying to learn it on my string bass
by that one guy on 3/15/2012 3:51pm
this is the best song EVER!!!!! i love it soo much
by karaokecash on 3/17/2012 9:22am
I just wanted to say "fuck nuts licker" I mean, how often do you get to say that? Thank you for the podeum.
by *~*just_me*~* on 3/21/2012 10:46pm
I Absolutey love this song and johnny cash he's freakin awesome.
by *~*just_me*~* on 3/22/2012 12:14am
I Absolutey love this song and johnny cash he's freakin awesome. And Im watching walk the line right now.
by Ozzy05 on 3/22/2012 5:28pm
*meanwhile at the legion of doom*
Racist? Nah, you're just a dumbass! Four years later and you've made yourself a permanent target practice dummy. Damn, I'm Mexican and enjoy Johnny Cash to the fullest! Goes well with a cigarette and some Jack Daniels!
by FYI on 3/22/2012 9:14pm
I love Johhny Cash as much as anyone, and the retard who commented 2nd, is, well, retarded. But, to play the devil's advocate on this one, he was actually connected to Johnny Rebel, who was a white supremist songwriter. So, that idiot might not be completely wrong. Sad to say.
by James Watson on 3/26/2012 9:52pm
by jessie j on 3/28/2012 8:34pm
my BFF sang this song and she rocked everyones mind and won the whole fucking thing GO ROBIN T
by Silent Observer on 4/3/2012 4:30am
by Pannus the Third on 4/3/2012 6:52pm
James Watson, astute.
by Wills61 on 4/18/2012 6:23am
The song was written when JC was in the Air Force. He felt trapped and lonely for home. I am sure he was wishing for another time and place. Being there and doing what he wanted to do. To be free to play and sing. It is less relevant that he never served real time in prison and more about how we all feel trapped by our circumstances at times. As for racist...well that's just crazy talk.
by rJ45 on 4/23/2012 5:58pm
Damm wmahh dats cool aye hah nwys go harder .................
by Yet Another Comment on 4/25/2012 6:56pm
I can't believe how long this comment thread has been going... hilarious.
by And yet it continues on 4/26/2012 11:28pm
with my comment
by hahaha on 4/28/2012 11:49pm
ya, I agree it is an amazing song... by the time fuck nuts licker first posted his comment to these latest comments he could have: graduated highschool or college, had a family, got a career, learned to play this "rasist" song on guitar, invented the iphone... hell he could have done so much...but I highly doubt any of that happened and he's still a moron lol
by lmfao!! on 5/6/2012 2:58pm
who woulda thunk it? All these Johnny cash fans are uptight dumbasses that stay bitching at the same fuck nutlicker for four years...too funny
by china on 5/11/2012 11:04am
this is a wonderful song so let it be
by ur retarded on 5/11/2012 11:08am
this song is the shit and im racist to
by Wow on 5/12/2012 9:19am
You're all idiots.

Johnny Cash was a one trick one-note hillbilly pony with little talent and ZERO singing ability. his only decent song was a boy named sue and he didn't write that.
by I <3 trolls on 5/15/2012 11:46am
90% of the comments on this page are troll comments, and you sodding buffoons keep posting to them. Ignore the comments and enjoy the damned song. Also, don't forget, the internet is full of total cockholes and dickwits. Not worth your breath.
by That douche on 5/16/2012 8:38am
Wow it's amazing to see how retarded people were and are. Congratulations to the grammatically correct individuals that knew how to spell racist, while the rest of you fuck-ups should go and purchase the finest dictionary up to date. And to see Internet fads evolve from jokes to Menes, such as trolling is magnificent. This song, by the way, is not racist. Not one bit. If you find it racist in anyway I prefer that you, yourself, "shove your metal hard d**k" up your own ass. End of story.
by wow on 5/20/2012 12:49pm
this is seriously ridiculous
a great song like this one doesnt need to be explained
just listen and enjoy
stop hating
by Jessica on 5/30/2012 9:16pm
Every one who says this song sucks is a retard. this is a very good song and every one who says it rocks rules
by Move On on 5/31/2012 3:16pm
Sad to see this has been going on for 3yrs. This was intened to comment on the song but the focus has been on stupidity! Johnny would turn in his It is an awsome song!
by Tyler on 6/4/2012 9:21am
I love this song. I sung this song to my chorus teacher and she said I sound just lik Johnny.
by Irishmacc on 6/12/2012 9:58pm
And this is the reason the world hates america fickle fat obnoxious idiots lol
by Franklin on 6/15/2012 10:45am
I always loved this song. In my opinion, this is one of my favorites.
by BAM BAM on 6/17/2012 9:07am
IN reply to fuck nutz licker!
by Johnny Cash biggest fan on 6/18/2012 6:04pm
Johnny Cash is One of the BEST country singer ever! God Bless his country Soul!
by What's it to you on 6/23/2012 10:58pm
Congrats, Fuck Nutz Licker, on being the biggest idiot I've heard of in my life! This song is not racist in any way, shape or form.
by gabrielblue7 on 6/26/2012 12:47am
Love how this song paints a picture . A locked away man. Any one that gets THE blues can relate to a soul that longs to be free. I enjoy playing this on my guitar . I can hear THE train.
by nick on 7/8/2012 5:36pm
whoever this fuck nutz licker is or was, he must be gay because of his obsession with dicks. he doesnt deserve to listen to cash if hes like that.
by Just saying.... on 7/10/2012 11:33pm
FYI Folsom is about 2 hours away from Reno... Not that far.It's possible to go to prison across state lines. And for those who do not understand this song, prison today and back in the day were totally different. There was no such thing as receiving an education or anything like that. Johnny was actually a pioneer for prisoners rights.
by seriously? on 7/30/2012 1:31pm
i find it funny how many people got all in Fuck nut lickers face, hes nothing but a troll who posted that to see how many people freaked out, an he did a good job! btw i actually love this song
by Taylor on 7/30/2012 6:44pm
Haha obviously it's the same guy. You all blew up over some comments wow. Yes, he was rude but so what? Really, do you not have anything better to do then get so defensive about it? Johnny Cash is a beast and he always will be. His songs are amazing as well as his voice. Have to say cocain.e blues was my favorite
by Australian pride.... on 8/5/2012 5:41am
Wow, you bloody yanks are idiots, Johnny Cash was a racist, druggo and womanising C U Next Tuesday as was your whole country in those days, however a musical genius of his time... That is all...
by Eagler on 8/5/2012 3:52pm
Remember in the old days before caller id, children made crank calls for fun? Now they post ridiculous and aggressive things on internet blogs.
by lol on 8/14/2012 10:43pm
I love how an idiotic comment made more than four years ago is twisting everyone's panties into a collective bunch in the present day.

Excellent work, "fuck nuts licker". If I could go back in time, I'd still kick you in the balls, but I'd at least shake your hand afterward and congratulate you on a job well done.
by Lolz on 8/15/2012 5:18pm
Best troll ever
by Johnnyc on 9/3/2012 4:30pm
Fyi for the top of the list... When this song came out there was 28 blacks in Folsom 2 Mexicans 1 Cuban and 71 whites
by the only person with a brain on 9/5/2012 9:52am
seriously...all you people are ridiculus! its just a song. granted its a very good one but does there really need to be all this talk of racisim and vulgarity...not sayin im perfect but if you really have nothing better to to the sit around and coment on other peopls post the you really need to get a life...johnny cash was not racist...p.s fuck nut licker is going to die a virgin
by ghostcat on 9/9/2012 10:07am
Amen, brother!!!
by Just a guy on 9/12/2012 7:16am
Most of you city slickers are fucked in the head, you retarded fucks. There are bigger problems happening in the world to know about rather then your daily periods, harden the fuck up and get over yourself.
by anon on 9/18/2012 7:54pm
I'm 12 and what is this?
by SUck mah dick on 9/27/2012 8:21pm
suck mah dick
by WalkingTheLine on 9/28/2012 7:06am
Love this song! :)
by Kyle on 10/10/2012 7:38am
This song has been played out 4ever find new music. JC probably was over it. Ya know he & others do lots of music, stop being lazy with it
by Johnny Cash Fanatic on 10/11/2012 3:32pm
This kinda music is the best kind of music around. I was raised on this brilliant man and so will my children.
by nick frezza on 10/14/2012 9:35pm
let me tell you somethin fucknuts. im a racist and this song is not racist. if you wanna jump to conclusions about the man in blacks songs. you better watch what you say. you stupid prick. dont threaten anyone with your needle dick either cause son i bet you couldnt even jack off without tweezers. people who always say they have a big dick dont. my name is nick frezza and i live in triangle virginia. just ask around for the redneck in the stetson hat. if you ever badmouth one of johnny cashs songs again ill whoop your ass 6 ways to sunday and anyone elses you decide to bring. you better watch it little dick cuz youll get fucked up jumpin to conclusions about any country songs. thiss man was rockin before you were just a twinkle in your daddys eye. you better hope you never run into me pilgrim.
by none o your biznis on 10/14/2012 9:42pm
and fuck you australian kangaroo dick suckin piece of shit. not all of us are yankees you dumbass. i hope ur in the us. what the hell would you know bout johnny aint nothin but a terd from englands asshole
by D on 10/20/2012 1:18am
If you think this song is racist, you truly are an idiot
by Johnny Cash on 10/21/2012 2:36pm
Thanks for all the compliments folks, hell thanks for the criticism! One thing.. its just a song.. one of my early golds.. and.. I just Love all the attention! You guys make me smile from up above to see so many people so active in my music.. I couldn't be prouder that ive had such an impact.. if I had known before I died just how influential and persistent this track would be I would have had it re-mastered.. thanks folks.. you have made an old man happy.. even you dickheads
by dec on 10/22/2012 4:45pm
However Cash lived, or what people perceived he stood for, he was an incredibly talented man, but nevertheless he was just that, a man, who makes mistakes trying to find out who he was, and expressing that through his music and his lyrics. He meant many things to many people the world over. Consequently there are deeply troubled souls who have nothing better to do than sit around all day wasting their pathetic little lives posting and promoting hatred, because the internet is faceless and any retard, sicko or wacko can say anything without fear of consequences. That's what they get off on, there's more intelligence in a virus, at least they have a purpose. Just don't bite people. Treat them with the contempt they deserve.
by Superman22 on 11/10/2012 10:41pm
To the post of 5/12/2008 this song is about Johnny cash's experience in the airforce u retard hav some respect
by Johnny Stash on 11/25/2012 1:46am
I hear fuck nuts licker coming,
She's going to post again,
And rile up all you people,
Again and again and again,
But I'll keep on reading,
That's what tortures me.
by liv on 11/30/2012 7:18pm
You people need to learn how to spell racist.
by Luke on 12/15/2012 6:45pm
Hahaha! This is literally the most entertaining comment section I have ever read! Why can't we all just read the lyrics and enjoy? Obviously fuck nuts looked up these lyrics because he likes the song. I mean, I don't waste my time with songs that I hate. That's just my two sense. On a separate note: "self proclaimed grammar freak"'s comment made me laugh. He complimented the spelling of "rascist" of one user while misspelling "compliment" lol classic. Carry on...
by Timothy on 12/17/2012 3:59pm
Im 13 and listen to a lot of stuff such as metal and great bands such as the Beatles and the who but I have to say Johnny cash is one of the best singers I've ever heard in my life and will forever be one of the finest I hope that this songs as well as the other classics by Johnny reach our further generations and they can learn to love and respect what Johnny cash has done and the legacy he has left behind
by wow on 1/8/2013 12:56am
Somebody rides the short bus!
by dakota on 1/12/2013 6:21pm
u need to change you language with that vulgarness
by Ali-Ens on 1/15/2013 8:45pm
Amazing song.I have never been in prison but this song remind the prison of life to me.
RIP man in black johnny cash
by hayley on 1/15/2013 11:34pm
i think you stupid childish people should grow up johnny cash was an incredible man yea he made mistakes but everybody does it doesnt matter weather ur famous or not, he was a lovley and very talented man i hope he is still up there singing away with his beautiful wife june carter cash, i love all of his songs and find that they are better then some of the songs these days and they should bring this music out more, R.I.P johnny, gone but definatley never ever going to be forgotten.
by casual observer on 1/18/2013 10:56pm
WOW. Well,it's clear that the human race has a bright future ahead! if these comments are any indication,we shall soon live in total harmony here on the one spot that we know of in the universe that can harbor LIFE!
by who'd a thought on 1/21/2013 12:34am
If this song is racist then Ring of Fire is about getting gang raped in prison. Seriously!!
by Ell - Rack on 1/24/2013 12:44am
RIP Johnny Cash, glad he left us his songs.
by Vall on 2/1/2013 1:54pm
1st of all it's spelled "racist", dumbass, and 2nd of all this sont ISN'T racist..
by Cliff on 2/20/2013 9:05pm
fuck you dude if you think it is racist you should go fuck yourself! it is a clasic song and you say it is racist? Fuck you, you asshole!!!
by Fuck Nuts Liver is awesome on 2/26/2013 2:36pm
47 occurrences of the words: FUCK NUTS LIVER means he is awesome troll, and the faggots who cried about it, fed the troll good. Keep on trolling Fuck Nuts.
by a person on 2/28/2013 7:58pm
I love that folsom prison blues song it is awesome to just sit down and strum on a acoustic guitar.
by ashlee on 3/14/2013 10:04am
haha I looked up lyrics for a friend and and see this sad online fight. Advice, pull your pants doesnt mean your cool. It just means your going to give up your ass to another man and by the way try to stay outta jail. Who can you name that put a concert on for a jail?? I took law and gave up on it b/c there are so many countless things that are horrible. He went there and played for all of them back then that was not ok. I feel like my Iq fell least 20 points fr seeing this.
by Shawn on 3/20/2013 7:12am
Hey fuck nuts licker,
You little limp dick prick, how's about you common down to cash town, hear some good music while I mushroom slap the shit out of you!

by h on 3/21/2013 7:51am
by stellar_medic on 3/26/2013 5:39pm
@ Julie dk Fuck Nuts lover isnt black per the comments on his first post. seems you maybe thoug so you should correct your comment. However he is an idiot
by 208-870-4713 on 4/17/2013 10:42am
call me for a good time
by fuck nuts dad on 4/17/2013 10:43am
Heloo there
by randy on 4/17/2013 5:50pm
this is a nice song it is not racists you idiot you are fucked !
by Folsom Prison Warden on 4/17/2013 9:56pm
"We will not move the train away from the prison, so deal with it."
by Im a fag on 4/18/2013 10:30am
My names william fenali and like to suck cock and lick buttholes
by TheAnusDestroyer on 4/18/2013 10:35am
Johnny cash is a fucking douche and is a racist fuck and i think he is black himself and I will destroy your anus if you disagree
by melon man on 4/18/2013 10:38am
im black and i eat the fried chicken and them good old melons. i love rappin me some good white women, and spending my welfair check on drugs and more melons.
by BLAKE on 4/18/2013 10:38am
Im so gay and like men if you want to have a goodtime with me call this number 2087811033.. I take it not give
by l on 4/18/2013 10:40am
by j on 4/18/2013 10:41am
by shawn on 4/18/2013 10:44am
please explain to me what a mushroom slap is you fucking nut licker ball sack sucker call me 208-344-4444
by 507-540-0385 on 4/22/2013 10:24am
im gay and love to have a good time with one or more guys, if your interested hit me up. i take it in the ass
by Thekidsavage on 4/24/2013 7:08am
Its racist no rasis or rasist
by C. Vaughan on 4/29/2013 8:15am
I fully respected Mr Cash as a great American artist whatever opinion is of "country" IMO he made good music and wrote this interesting if morally dubious song. I am writing a poem about the live recording at the moment and checked in for research. The racist comment is just daft and maliciously provocative. Some nomenclatures chosen here rude crude and stupid for no good reason.
by Fuck Jesus on 5/3/2013 9:56pm
Jesus raped me
by Fuck Jesus on 5/3/2013 9:56pm
Jesus raped me with his flaccid soul
by Sare on 5/9/2013 1:52pm
Why are people commenting on the twat who said this is a racist song, clearly that jerk wanted attention more than the song, which by the way is a great tune and I like this version and the jake bugg version, listen to both you'll love them i guarantee it.
by Harleigh on 5/10/2013 6:56am
I love this song
by heart on 5/11/2013 4:49pm
by Ken on 5/12/2013 2:50pm
Johnny Cash came from unbelievable poverty and came to be one of the biggest stars ever (country outsells rock 5 to 1), in the 50's thru the 80's when you had to do everything yourself.

Plus, he was a pretty accomplished actor.

Further, he was one of the best, compassionate human beings that on earth.

Big difference between him and the greedy, selfish, self-centered punks of today
by Kris Australia on 5/20/2013 5:36am
His spelling tells u
He's a moron
by Jim on 6/4/2013 10:34am
I am 75 years old right now, I started learning to pick a giutar in 1956 and been doing it ever sense, I'm from Arizona, I played lead in several bands , It's a long story but I will say this , music back then was not like it is now, loved Johnny Cash , all music has a story that's influenced by reality and experiences people, I walk the line was the song that I began with and I enjoyed all his songs,He made songs for everyone, people like to put successful down and the truth is as long as they're jacking their jaws, they think people won't notice their back yard is covered with shit and discontent. pretty much covers the human species.....
by Mary on 6/8/2013 8:22pm
This is a song I had to listen to a time or two before I really liked it. Like it grew on me.
nothig racist about it. Just 1950's style classic country. Those days are gone.
by Deskboy on 6/14/2013 11:56am
Every time I hear a train whistle, ( they don't even sound their horns where I live anymore) I think of this song. I don;t even like music, much less county or western music, but this is the greatest song in American music, and Cash wash the greatest singer bar none.
by luck futs nicker on 6/20/2013 11:43pm
I love this racist song! nick luck futs in yo ass. I hates me a big ol' redneck.
by Me on 6/22/2013 12:50pm
Had to look up the lyrics because the song was stuck in my head. I love his music and these comments are hilarious to scroll through.
by Jayman on 7/1/2013 7:03pm
I cant believe everyone just gave that guy such a reaction. You probably made his week, he'll laugh everytime he thinks of it now. Well done. Learning to play this , great tune, r.i.p Mr Cash, you're music definitely isn't forgotten, rock and roll lives on
by TonyH on 7/22/2013 11:26am
Can we move on from the idiots comments that the lyrics to this great song are racist. The guy sounded like he was just trying to push peoples button on purpose and is getting the reaction that he was looking for. I am a black man and a huge fan of Johnny Cash. This song is a classic! May he and June Carter Cash both rest in peace.
by Vito Don Corleone on 7/31/2013 3:50pm
Sorry people the uploader is not Brittney she's just the first comment. I got confused. But yeah the later comments in this year I guess your right. We need to get a life and stop arguing over the 2nd comment in 2008. Where in 2013 now so were being kinda Foolish. The songs not racist. He's Wrong. He's a Douchebag. It's Over. We Get. Lets Move on.
by Nod800 on 8/1/2013 5:56am
"ooh lok im FNL, i liek balls, gohnnie kash is ragizt etc." dude get a good teacher, documents, a school bench and start learning grammar.
The lyrics ain't are, I could get mad and yell at you for your low IQ, bad grammar and stupid behavior, but I only have myself and the others with it, you can't do much about it can you, it's just who you are...well how your parents genes are..probably the most smelliest ones I know, and you're already on the bottom of a deep well...and nobody is going to pull you out, you half-witted-Nerf-herder.
by Nod800 on 8/1/2013 5:57am
oh sorry Vito Don Corleone, just had to do it. And you're right, it's 2013 we move on..well you move on, I fly already around in my big spaceship with lasers :P
by Pigman on 8/7/2013 4:02am
Woodcraft CFM,, Dunlop, and Racing Rules!!
by woodlands52 on 8/8/2013 7:07am
LOL...I love reading this stuff! I mean, don't schools teach spelling and grammar anymore. We're doomed!
by Razlin on 8/29/2013 4:41pm
Mr Cash, you were one of a kind. Thank you.
by Gary on 10/8/2013 2:10am
Dear all.. Its a great song. it'd give hopes to a dead person(metaphorically).. Lovely.
& people, you are simply great.. for 5 years.. so many comments.. so much energy and love is there inside you.. johnny wud be ecstatic to see this..!!

Only thing i'd like to say is.. the lunatic said something 5 years back.. and instead of such a great song we're discussing on what he said.. why can't we just ignore it and focus on what we want to say..
by Conference on 10/18/2013 4:40pm
by Steve on 10/20/2013 1:43pm
Yet another brill song from Johnny Cash
by Wow - 5 years on and still going on 11/6/2013 2:27am
Constant views since 2008 - good on Mr. Cash. God rest his (and his wife June's) Soul. no doubt they're rocking up there.

Also, I find it cool that we can all unite in having a laugh over some (clearly intoxicated) person's comment from 5 years ago. It's weird and cool how a moment in time can bring people together. :)

All the best to whoever reads this!
by Cheese grater. on 11/13/2013 3:09am
Thank you so much.. I laughed so hard. You were all trolled.
by Raquel on 12/22/2013 1:19pm
I love this song jonny cash is the only country/blues singer I like and this is my favourite song by him. ❤️❤️❤️
by tirnanog on 1/5/2014 10:51am
fuck nuts licker, trolling waaaay back in 2008
by a European on 1/16/2014 10:54am
Yes,that lonesome whistle,
blew your Blues away. Over the ocean and many lands ... to Slovakia too. Thank you Johnny Cash!
by Fuck nuts licker on 2/22/2014 6:42am
I'm still here mother fuckers
by Donkey Raping Shit Eater on 4/13/2014 12:03pm
Yes 'Fuck nuts licker' unfortunately it appears you are and haven't yet joined the Darwin Awards Hall of Fame . Please tell me you haven't worked out what else your pissing tube is for yet or we are all doomed to suffer your genes in the pool.

Or perhaps age has wisened you? Probably not though you wart on the ball sack of humanity.
by Stoner05 on 5/10/2014 1:23am
I'm relally shocked I'm looking for the lyrics of FPB and read all this rubbish on here, why can't anyone just comment how good the man was and great the song was , it's being back in the bloody playground
by Ralph on 7/4/2014 9:35pm
I had heard some people learned English in the bathroom now I know for a fact it is true.
by Jo Mama on 10/8/2014 11:57am
One of the greatest song writers in history and deserves great respect. That idiot is stupid and everyone should ignore him because, johnny cash is one of the best country singers ever and a lot better then all of this new crap. If there was anyone that started calling me a racist for writing a beautiful non-racist piece I would be out raged. Johnny Cash is one of the most influential musicians in history amd will never be forgoton.
Johnny Cash rules!!!
by dan tha man on 10/28/2014 7:38am
It is spelled "Racist", not "Rasist"
by big E on 1/18/2015 5:40am
Most times,if you don't pay someone any attention, they will go away!
by CTL on 3/18/2015 4:57pm
Wow, this thread goes on for 7 years because one guy smucked off ?
by CTL on 3/18/2015 4:57pm
Wow, this thread goes on for 7 years because one guy smucked off ?
by CTL on 3/18/2015 4:57pm
Wow, this thread goes on for 7 years because one guy smucked off ?
by Marathon man of Folsom on 3/23/2015 10:22pm
Yeah, Johnny was one of those straight forward, out front kind of guys that convicts love. His song carries a lot of emotion, which sort of overrides the fact that a guy who shot a man in Reno would not be placed in a California prison.

There was a previous and rather convoluted explanation on this thread how that could happen. But still, another error in the lyrics remains. That is, there is no train whistle that can be heard at Folsom Prison.

The only train ever in that vicinity was not a passenger train, but a freight train that hauled away granite blocks quarried at the prison in the 19th century. The tracks were removed about a hundred years ago.

But regardless of Johnny's factual error(s), the man could certainly capture an audience -- especially a captive audience -- with his raw boned persona, down home voice and strong delivery. More power to him.
by A teenager on 4/20/2015 2:05pm
That person that said that should go back to pre school😒
by Donald Trump 2016 on 6/18/2015 3:23am
Song is racist as shit 💩
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The man in black was awesome. How could anyone think this song is racist? It's painfully obvious to me who is racist.
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Hey all you 'RACIST' whiners, blacks, mexican, etc. cant call me racist because I don't like anybody. BTW That's a good song--I take it back, I like Johnny Cash and I'm pretty sure he don't give a shit what you like. lmao
by Concrete guy on 6/30/2016 7:19pm
Hate to tell you all this Johnny Cash whom I believe to be one the greats explains. He did not write this song. He wrote the tune between sets at Folsom The song was written by a man incarcerated there for life plus one day. When Johnny went out prior to the show the man approached him and asked if would look at the poem. Johnny did and wrote the tune and played it for them there. The man was so touched by the song he gave it to Johnny. Though Johnny never would confirm it rumour has it all the royalties went to the family of that man whom Johnny promised would remain anonymous. As far the song or it's author being a racist umm all I got to say to that is nuts.
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by storms on 1/26/2017 5:17pm
Concrete guy, Can you source what you posted 6/30/2016 7:19 pm because it is so important to have an accurate accounting into the real truth of the man, the legend, Mr. Johnny Cash. It just sounds like something he'd do.
by radarvectors on 12/28/2017 5:55pm
Nice post Concrete Guy. I love it when someone truly knowledgeable speaks up and explains the truth as eloquently as you have. Now go get your flatwork done before it sets up ;)
by dickmacpick on 1/14/2019 12:02am
i like children
by Dick Licker on 1/11/2022 2:26pm
Is still raicis so fight me
by fuck nuts licker on 1/11/2022 2:29pm
still rasis so fight me
by Eat shit on 11/15/2022 5:09am
Fuck nuts licker. Perfect name. Now go fuck your mother and suck her big hairy nut sack you diaper sniper. Stop touching yourself too while you are listening to this song pump stick.

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