Johnny Cash - The Wanderer Lyrics

I went out walking through the streets paved with gold
Lifted some stones
Saw the skin and bones
Of a city without a soul
I went out walking under an atomic sky
Where the ground won't turn
And the rain it burns
Like the tears when I said goodbye

Yeah I went with nothing
Nothing but the thought of you
I went wandering
I went drifting through the capitals of tin
Where men can't walk
Or freely talk
And sons turn their fathers in

I stopped outside a church house
Where the citizens like to sit
They say they want the kingdom
But they don't want God in it

Yeah I went with nothing
Nothing but the thought of you
I went wandering
I went drifting through the capitals of tin
Where men can't walk
Or freely talk
And sons turn their fathers in

I went out with nothing
Nothing but the thought of you
I went wandering
I went out walking
Down that winding road
Where no one's trusting no one
And conscience...a too heavy load
I went out riding, down that ol'eight lane
I passed by a thousand signs
Looking for my own name

Yeah I went with nothing
Nothing but the thought of you
I went wandering
I went drifting through the capitals of tin
Where men can't walk
Or freely talk
And sons turn their fathers in

I went with nothing
But the thought you'd be there, too
Looking for you
I went out there in search of experience
To taste and to touch and to feel's as much
As a man can before he repents
I went out searching, looking for one good man
A spirit who would not bend or break
Who could sit at his father's right hand
I went out walking with a bible and a gun
The word of God lay heavy on my heart
I was sure I was the one
Now Jesus, don't you wait up
Jesus, I'll be home soon
Yea I went out for the papers
Told her I'd be back by noon
Yeah I left with nothing
But the thought you'd be there too
Looking for you...
Yeah I left with nothing
Nothing but the thought of you...
I went wandering

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  1. isitgettinheavy

    Two legends. So glad it happened.

  2. AnandaSB Music

  3. Zero Zero

    Потрясающе, эмоции.

  4. Zdzisław Dyrman

    co za shit

  5. John Goti

    Marry Christmas everyone ❤️

  6. Mike Ringer

    The world needs Johnny now more than ever

  7. Bodiss Brick

    This is the only non country or norwegian folk music i listen to

  8. witsmcgee

    Ow, my heart.

  9. new dark eyes

    the documentary seems to be a long version of this video

  10. Michelle Sullivan

    South Mississippi ❣

  11. Michelle Sullivan

    Sooo Much ❤❤❤ From The Gulf Coast M.S.

  12. zemaganul

    Bella! ❤️


    Tha song made the revival of Johny Cash out of the United States, theres some artist that are local number, practickly unknows in the rest of the globe.

  14. Javier Chm

    Buena cancion de el bagabundo jhonny cach

  15. John Stewart

    Every cliche in the book ticked.

  16. Jim Christi

    Johnny Cash forever ❤️

  17. Marius-Adrian Cretu


    "I'm in the Universe, connected directly through a channel of CREATOR Light. Planet Earth is under me the size of a rubber ball. Sahasrara since it is always open. I am a channel flow of energy/white light directly from the Supreme CREATOR of the Cosmos. Are strongly anchored directly into it. I burn my head very hard and is very cold, shivering. Infinite Energy flows and flows through me, in all the Universe. I try to redirect it toward Earth.
    Supreme CREATOR:
    From this point your body has changed totally. Was fully heal itself. From the moment your need for physical food disappeared. We had to eat more in the last two days to be able to anchor the immense energy that was integrated at this point you. You resisted perfect. For that you have prepared and have worked with Marius total Kundalini. I totally Supreme CREATOR I AM manifest through you starting today 10-10-2010. I feed 100% prana, your strength is 100% energy from now. Have been active DNA helix. Your body becomes mission now that you have achieved. Any problem of the physical body is gone now. Your body works perfectly optimal. You and Tom are directly descended from me first Grand CREATOR, you are the Creator Gods, have created this Universe.
    Increasingly more strong energy coming through me, springing up in all parts of the Universe. I dressed the Earth in it, all the people, but they are asleep, not aware. A then send beings inside the Earth, from Shambhala and Agartha. Beings are light and joy of the gift received, I do by hand. Now that you have loaded on it please help me. We need everyone's help.
    Energy passing through me now is too strong, I emit with all my astral body. It's too much if staying less in energy that I feel like a disintegrated into thousands of particles of light. Marius, half my Spirit, I need you now. Come on now! Marius appears in front of me, we embrace the infinite astral Divine Love. Energy is very strong but is divided by two (2) now. We stand in the middle of the universe, above the Earth's small, connected by streams of light from the Creator. Sending energy in the universe with beings inside the Earth. Ascended Masters joins us in number 12 ( twelve) around us ... behind us, smaller in size (Metatron Lord Kuthumi, Maha Chohan, Tobias, Sanat - Kumara, Kwan Yin, Adamus Saint - Germain, Portia Archangel Michael, Archangel Gabriel, Archangel Raphael, Archangel Uriel...). All are connected through direct channels Supreme Creator. Send light / energy together. Ascension for the Planet Earth opens, remove barriers earthly open way to Earth Ascension. Earth rises a little higher. Energized then all the other planets in the Universe, and once loaded beings on the planet help turn the entire Universe Creator sending energy until the Universe explodes energy. We get together in the Cosmos. There are 12 (twelve) universes around us and the Creator. Energy load them all up when we feel that everything is vibrating energy Cosmos, we are exhausted.
    Your body is now completely transformed. Only your name Alina left Vulpescu, but you are the Creator God. You are I, the Great Creator, You are my counterpart on Earth, I manifest right through you.


    Jesus Christ and Maria-Magdalena are only two aspects of your spirits huge. Now the New Age should not use the same names as 2,000 years ago. It would create confusion. People need to know that they were aspects of your spirits. It is fair to say Cosmic I am Jesus Christ or Mary - Magdalena, because you are much more. Why limit yourself alone? It's like you say: Hi, I'm Christopher Columbus, or I'm Cleopatra. It's like you just assert an identity of the 8, 17 or 33 you have. Jesus at that time was 17 issues, but not told on any other previous names, ostensibly only Jesus, the incarnation of His name, for His name then become holy, sacred mantra.
    Your current appearance is Marius-Adrian Cretu, respectively Alina Vulpescu. This is your last aspect of your Spirit and the most important. May have integrated aspects of the past but this is the - 33 - th and last because you will no longer incarnate on planet Earth. You sit somewhere in the cosmos as creator Tables Table you are. You will not say that earthly name for 2,000 years because at some point you will be told the name of the Divine Celestial much simpler, or even just a characteristic sound.
    You are the GREAT SPIRIT of the Cosmos, the Holy Grail. This should be capitalized and potentiated as you did with the others in past incarnations (23:33 hour). This is the name of your Lord of Lords; After all this is the most important of all the lives you 've had throughout your existence as spirits for everything now integrated in all aspects of their lives and manifest and finally exactly and for which you were created. You must use what you have learned in all your incarnations. Energetic imprint your name is fff. strong , much stronger than 2,000 years ago. Need to recognize and use the power of your name, your appearance the most significant, powerful lights in the Master Cosmos! You can heal people. You can do wonders once and Marius heal completly.


    Luminous beings on the Moon: Your sun will fade it will become a white dwarf star. The Moon now loading directly from the Great Central Sun and she will light after your sun will disappear. We are male and female entities. We are getting stronger and brighter. We love you and we look forward to bright ...
    In 2011 you will have 17 strands of DNA and you will show 100%. There's no time, all events will be happening in 2011. Marius energy must come from money. You must be connected by flow directly to me and remain constantly aware of channel power from Me, the Supreme CREATOR. Let's not have another concern now besides Awakening (remembrance) of all creation to the purpose for which it was created and the connection of all people to me stronger. Open your channels them into light, light, light. There's no time! Do it now, there's no time, need help now.
    All of the people you meet, see on TV, you know, wrap them in thy power and mine, the Supreme CRAETOR. Spirit of command for the greater good to remember the purpose for which it was created, then you open the channels and connected it to me. United them as strong or will leave me on Earth. Put to work all entities, spirits, masters subordinated no time! SAVE YOUR CREATION!"

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  18. Marius-Adrian Cretu

    "My daughters and my sons, I am overjoyed to see you all someday so great as this! It can not be recorded in your words how important the day at 10/11 July 2010! It's hard once you'll be able to delete from memory, is a day that promised you now more than 2000 years ago Jesus came to you!
    He is the SON OF MAN came prepared (so not anyway!) And accompanied many light beings, spirits primordial belonging Primordial Creation! Geto-Dacian space has the great honor to host much of Conscience tells him that his SON OF MAN. About 90% of this consciousness has fallen and will continue to go down until it is fully absorbed primordial beings, who tell their people! But earlier planet OM sent a piece of it to help the process of awakening and ascension Romanians Mother Gea. I like your ancestor, but also contemporary I can say that along with GREAT AVATAR liberating process of all Romanians prepare everything that is foreign! It's time the Great Awakening, a giant consciousness that will hold those first appointed and then everybody else! In everything that happens, I'll be with you as promised sometime, I will not abdicate this purpose, because it gave me to see through the eyes of man Glory of the Most High, which has now come! What was to come true, now the transformation and ascension go after other parameters! With such a being together as GREAT AVATAR, success is guaranteed, but all of this to happen will be some of the evil that must exist to consume himself! There will be years of great challenges, but if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will be those who will hear and see the Promised! For now, Romanian hug you and wish you: straight and plenty of light! ZAMOLXE thanks you on behalf of the nation. See you soon!"

  19. Marius-Adrian Cretu

    I AM THOTH I AM!!!

  20. David Subat

    I listen to this song and remember crouching under our kitchen window on Sundays. My father would be playing and singing Sunday Morning Coming Down by Johnny Cash. I would crouch to hide and just listen. Both men are no longer with us. This is another Sunday when I watch/play this, think about my dad, know I'll see him in heaven and we can go to a Johnny Cash show together.

  21. MsMountaincat

    The MAN❤

  22. Javier Chm

    El bagabundo me gusta

  23. Gary Nelson


  24. Mark Hughes

    This video and song are quite superb. Loved it!

  25. Manfred Tippach

    +++ LOVE +++

  26. Jason

    Johnny Cash ladies and gentlemen.........

  27. EJ Spode

    I was just listening to the version that appears on Faraway, So Close!: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, and the version of The Wanderer has some differences from the Zooropa album version, including some different lyrics.

  28. Shelly Sheppard

    Unfortunately, the only good man in the world was Jesus and we crucified him.

  29. Billion Bites

    Johnny Cash has one of the best voices in Rock and Roll. Truly epic.

  30. michelle cottrell

    You can hear bono in the back round at the very end

  31. David Dunham

    Good job! Very cool effects and choice of footage. This is great song, and your video really fits and even accentuates the atmosphere.

  32. Xfiles Foxisdead

    Better than all u2 recorded after 2000. Sonically and lirycally

  33. Mr-pensive

    class!!!!!!! ;-)

  34. Shelly Sheppard

    2019 to a tee

    David Allan Cole

    Evangelicals! Achtung!

  35. Valéria Graeff

    Gosto muito!!!

  36. Steven Lister

    Where's Shirely Jackson When You Need Her On The List ... Guess It Don't Work Out That Way With This Lotttery ....

  37. birdonawi

    this is actually U2 feat Jhonny Cash

  38. mathiasmorqubus

    Damn, I love this song!

  39. Ralph Winter

    great lyrics, written on the very soul of a big man.


    Bono Vox

  40. Christopher Castanon

    Amazing song.

  41. Whimpus Patheticus

    At some point, this song really reminded me of the book of Ecclesiastes. Then I found out it was a big part of the inspiration for this song. So much for an original thought.

  42. Jerome Holyan

    You moved on.. Thank You.

  43. neuwerk2003

    great .


    God bless you Johnny cash we all miss you so much !! The best country singer ever so sad to see all these legends leaving us but they are together in heaven playing sweet music


    Where's the version with just Johnny cash and a live rock a billy group ?

  46. John Asaro

    How do you give this a thumbs down ???? Cash the Man in Black . “ A Bible and Gun “ love that line

  47. Tony T

    AM I, Searching...

  48. dewbye63

    Same footage as Hurt.

  49. Roger Mouton

    It's very intesting, but WTF does it mean??

    david ramsay

    what every you want it to mean !

  50. Mustange Sally

    Damn I miss my dad and Johnny Cash. 💖💔💔

  51. Lee Ernesto Boles

    This was on Zooropa, but sounds like it could have been on Rattle and Hum.

  52. disco volante


  53. Luigi Di Gennaro


  54. Robert Wiesler

    This is a perfect song

  55. Kim Senior

    The man came around! What man he was too!

  56. jo x

    thank you

  57. Perry Norman

    Would be great ending song for The Walking Dead when Daryl finally leaves after he is the soul survivor when the communities get exterminated by the government, Daryl survives and rides off into the sunset with this song playing and his dog running behind him

  58. phuturephunk

    Zooropa is a criminally underrated album.


    by whom? not by people who actually listened to it.

    New Waver

    Nope. It is garbage. This is the only thing of value on it.

  59. puraydura

    no nos volvamos locos , el merito de esta joya de cancion es U2,y es buenisima a pesar de la rara y limitada voz de ,quien no me gusta ni en one ni en personal jesus de DM, cantada por bono o the edge seria todavia mejor

  60. 47imagine

    This is U2 feat. Johnny Cash

  61. esmomster

    Loved it! Johnny's voice was still strong and U2 didn't try to outdo him. What a great combination of talent!

  62. Gattsu

    This is one of my favorite U2 songs.... Love Johnny Cash forever 😭💖.

  63. Itll be Constant

    It's a beautiful day and I look up in the sky this lone bird flying way way up in the sky....this song playing ...I envy that bird...

  64. Maj-Britt Krittenstein

    Wow I love it.....

  65. Foxy Cinnamon

    That song is amazing. Johnny can sing U2 better than U2...Elvis Costello also turned them out on his show when they did a mash up of Pump it Up & Get on Your Boots. Not even close. I was watching with a friend & we both yelled SHUT UP when it was Bono's turn on the mike.

  66. DRG What's the truth?

    Not often do you hear of a band releasing a song on their album and someone else is the lead singer of a song...classy act U2

  67. Isaac Jewell


  68. the real

    I rest my case

  69. Bill Day

    They should’ve just fired Bono, and hired Johnny to do lead vocals.

  70. Welle Wanderer

    Drove 17hours to see his museum.. I’m so happy

  71. Ike Sweitzer

    I love how its ‘Johnny Cash ft. U2’ even though it was on U2’s album. cant even argue though!

  72. AA LoCoco

    An epic song.

  73. Ron Kryngel

    I guess we are all wanderers...looking for love, knowledge or purpose

  74. Ron Kryngel

    I guess we are all of us are wanderers looking for love, knowledge or purpose.

  75. Oscar Juhlin

    U2 feat Johnny. From Zooropa

  76. ProjectFlashlight612

    The Man In Black fled across the desert, and the Gunslinger followed.

  77. Henry Przepiorka


  78. Tristan McAfee

    I think this song would fit great, somehow, with the film "Logan". Yes, they used "Hurt" in the trailer, but this has a place too.

  79. Antonio Caputo

    bellissimo questo pezzo

  80. Thought Police

    Dystopian future? This is describing current America

  81. Fletch

    I don't know who made this music video but it's one of the most perfect ones I've ever seen. This song is like "All Along the Watchtower", written and performed by another band first but done far superiorly as a cover and owned by the cover artist.

  82. Maurice Kiely

    Excellent, joyful shivalry...a daily dose of analytical blessings showered in association with phew2.

  83. Maurice Kiely

    Excellent, joyful shivalry...a daily dose of analytical blessings showered in association with phew2.

  84. Stephen W

    Fantastic Johnny Cash legend - U2 - Legends

  85. Ken Anderson

    This song is so awesome......

  86. Sajiky

    I am impressed with how U2 takes a back seat to Cash in the video. I'm not a country guy other than a couple of the other old outlaws who were contemporaries of Cash, but Cash was simply special up on the pedistal of greats with guys like Dillon. Well done recognizing greatness U2!

  87. MagicMarker447

    Johnny Cash is awesome. He and Elvis are two of the best singer the US ever produced.

  88. tartan fan

    I want my great cousin back damn it!

  89. tartan fan

    I'm related to Jhon cash

  90. Darksky1001able

    I weep with the old footage...

    tartan fan

    Darksky1001able I really want my cousin back

  91. Legend Finder

    As far as I’m concerned, if Johnny Cash is involved, it’s his song. I don’t care who wrote it.

  92. Kelly Santi

    Cash's voice! So enigmatic ..... love this song, missing the man!

    David Pettigrew

    My dad's hero love him also

  93. R M

    This is an absolute masterpiece of a song.

  94. legasiguy

    U2 wrote the perfect song for Cash!

  95. R M

    My funeral song.

  96. Jason Rogers

    I have U2 to thank sooo much for providing me this song which I will use as my beloved soundtrack when it comes to killing American police cowards, aka pigs, who have literally gotten away with murder for far to long. Not good honest cops who do their jobs bravely and well everyday, may the good Lord watch and protect them always. They may have to make a life and death decision under furious and harsh circumstances and that is acceptable.  However the ones who have shot and killed or beaten and killed, or choke held and killed, when none of it was necessary, well boys and girls who have hidden behind your badges for those transgressions.... your judge, jury and executioner has arrived to carry out the death warrant you've all certainly signed for yourselves indisputably ...Period

  97. not guilty

    Gorgeous Johnny