The Next In Line

Lyrics: Johnny Cash
Music: Johnny Cash

In a New Riders setlist for 25 June 1969 (see here). The Owsley Foundation apparently has a tape, but that hasn't been circulated or released. I assume it's a cover of the Johnny Cash song with that title. But it's possible it's a Dawson original.

The next in line will be someone who loves you
The next in line is me, 'cause it's my time
Now how long will it be till you end my misery
You better be prepared to linger when you get to me

The time has come for you to love me, if you ever are
Come to me now so I can make you mine
I watched them rush to you so fast
I waited so I'd be the last
It's my time 'cause I'm the next in line

The next in line will want your love forever
The next in line is me and here I am
Give me a day or two and I'll get through to you
You'd been my baby long ago if you'd turned down a few

This old heart can't take much more waiting for your love
I'm tired and we're running short of time
I'll make you love me more than everyone before
It's my time to try, 'cause I'm the next in line

I stood and watched you take their hearts and break them one by one
My time was coming, so I waited while you had your fun
Now I'm through a-waiting way behind
It's my time 'cause I'm the next in line
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     1957 Single Johnny Cash

 


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