JOHNNY CASH - HALF A MILE A DAY

JOHNNY CASH - HALF A MILE A DAY
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Onenightafteraconcert
Iwalkedthroughthestreetsofthetown
Andcameuponalittlechurch

Theservicewasoverbutthetestimonialshadjustbegun
Peoplecaughtupinthespiritofthenight
Justdidn'twanttoleave
SoIsteppedinsidethedoor
Andsatdownbyalittleoldladyintheback

Amanstoodupinfrontandsaid
Ijustwantallofyoutoknowthat
I'mgoingstraighttoheavenasfastasIcango
Likeanarrowshotfromabowandhesatdown

Anothermanstoodupandsaid
I'msailin'rightstraightintoheaven
Likeagiantclippership,sailin'onaseaofblue
Andnothin'sgonnadetermeorkeepmefromthatsafeharbor

Hesatdownandanothermanstoodupandsaid
I'mflyin'intotheportalsofheavenonsilverwings
Sailin'overallthetroublesandtrialsdownbelow
Straightoninandhesatdown

Thelittleladybesidememadeittoherfeetslowly
Andallgotquietassheraisedherface
Nottothepreacherorthecongregation
Buttowardheavenandprayerfullysaid

I'mcomin',Lordformyheavenlyreward
I'monmywaytoYou,canYouseemecomin'through?
Throughcloudsofpersecutionandstumblin'ontheway
ButIexpectI'mmakin''boutahalfamileaday

TheroadtoHeavendoesn'thavearapidtransitplan
It'sonewaywithnochangesgoin'tothepromisedland
ButIbelievethatifI'llheedthethingsHehadtosay
EvenImightgettoHeavenatahalfamileaday

Lord,whenIletYoulead,Idon'tmakeanyspeed
'CosIhavetostopandtouchtheoneswhoneedsomuch
AndthensometimesotherspullmeoffofYournarrowway
AndbymymistakesIbarelymakeahalfamileaday

ButtheroadtoHeavendoesn'thavearapidtransitplan
It'sonewaywithnochangesgoin'tothepromisedland
ButIbelievethatifI'llheedthethingsHehadtosay
EvenImightgettoHeavenatahalfamileaday
EvenImightgettoHeavenatahalfamileaday