Johnny Horton - Lost Highway Lyrics




I'm a rolling stone all alone and lost
For a life of sin I have paid the cost
When I pass by all the people say
He's just another guy on the lost highway

I was just a lad nearly twenty two
Neither good nor bad just a kid like you
And now I'm lost too late to pray
Lord, I've paid the cost on the lost highway

Now boys don't start to run around
On this road of sin or you're sorrow bound
Take my advice or you'll curse the day
You started rolling down that lost highway
(Lost highway)





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  1. Linda Carter

    You should hear the Hank Williams Sr version.

  2. Ed Hathaway

    Johnny Horton does an excellent rendition of this song. He really sings it. But Hank makes you FEEL it, believe it. Hank reaches a shanking cold hand into your soul and takes a piece of it that you may never get back. I love me some Johnny Horton, but Hanks Lost Highway is more than just a song, it’s a dark, lonely experience.

  3. tony bolton

    A nice song my friend all the best to you from Tony Bolton a singer on YouTube.

  4. Smokey Binion, Jr.

    Awesome recording by the late, great Johnny Horton. 1925 - 1960. May he Rest In Peace. Smokey Binion, Jr.

  5. James Birkett

    awesome

  6. John Herb

    Great version.

  7. Peter Wellburn

    Sadly Johnny was taken from us too soon but he left a wealth of brilliant songs. Thanks to Youtube we can hear them again. The number of views on Youtube show that he still enjoys amazing popularity which he truly deserves. I grew up listening to his songs in the early 1960s when I was in my teens. Thanks for posting this.

  8. David Hudson

    Lost Highway is a Hank Williams song that Johnny Horton recorded.  Horton slowed the song down and added a good lead guitar.  It is nearly as good as Hank's original and that saying more than I would usually say about any Hank Williams song.  Horton just made this song into a song that was more a ballad than what Hank did.  In my mind, Horton did an great job on this song with only a few minor chances.

  9. Tenshi B

    Guys/Gals.... don't kid yourselves. Johnny Horton was great and everything--Hell, he got Ol' Hank's Billie Jean once Hank died. But don't ever, ever, NEVER say that this version is better than any of Hank Sr.'s versions of this song!

    ....Done bumped your heads, I reckon. [;

  10. Larue Kean

    Yes I love that song and the man sang it he good

  11. Matthias Malz

    Hank Williams war, ist und bleibt unerreichbar, auch wenn Johnny Hortons sehr gut ist !!!

  12. ninehorse johnson

    Johnny Horton should be in the Country Music Hall of Fame...

  13. Dona Herndon

    I love all Johnny Horton’s songs.

  14. Vivid Droid

    My mom ran a club that Johnny had played. That night she brought home an autograph Johnny Horton wrote for me. How awesome was that? He was a favorite then and now.

  15. John Jurkewicz

    So So So beautiful to listening to and I love it

  16. Maihu Mamai

    Great song. Such a marvelous voice of Johnny Horton.

  17. lone wolf

    Cowboy Rockabilly!!

  18. Charles Hanna

    THE BEST

  19. Awful Lawton

    Right up there with Hanks version!

  20. Cornelia Denninger

    John R CASH and Johnny Horton were big pals. Johnny Horton died
    In an accident 1960. His death was an horrific loss for John R CASH. RIP JRC and Johnny Horton /CD

  21. Cornelia Denninger

    Hank Williams and Johnny Horton and Tom Petty!!!! All of them delivered very fine renditions of this beautiful song. Can't say which one I favor most. /CD

  22. Bobby Beal

    hank and johns both great

  23. Glenn Johnson

    Glenn Johnson What a legend Johnny was.They don`t make `em like that anymore.Hank,Lefty etc.Brilliant.Thanks for this upload.

  24. steven batty

    Just got into this guy through Tony Wright and Ryan Hamilton's version on their album Grand Ole Otley. Great music.

  25. lone wolf

    THE BEST VERSION!!

  26. joseph roache

    Yes, it’s good, but listen to The Waterboys version. Tom Petty does a great version also. Well he would, wouldn’t he.

  27. littlebitobi

    Johnny Horton, what can I say, one the greatest voices of country music. This cover is by far the best.

  28. Michael Lunburg

    Johnny was a great artist, but the pain in Hank’s voice was real.

  29. Ian Farmaner

    This is the best version of Lost Highway- may Johnny's music never die!

  30. adnawatom

    Damn Good Song

  31. Ian Farmaner

    Is there no ending to this mans talent? He was up there with the best country singers ever!

  32. angel luis marrero delgado

    Great cover Hank Williams!!!

  33. Guts

    It's fine, but I'll take Hanks if I had a choice.

  34. Bob Polaneczky

    His voice does not need the choral singing in the background

  35. jehovahuponyou

    I DO ENJOY JOHNNY HORTON'S MUSIC, BUT EVEN TOM PETTY DID BETTER THAN HE DID ON THIS SONG!

    Mary Plaidy

    jehovahuponyou You obviously don't know good singing when you hear it. Johnny Horton did not sing any songs that weren't great.

    jehovahuponyou

    DEAR MADY PADY,
    OBVIOUSLY YOU DON'T KNOW HOW MANY SONGS A RECORDING ARTIST MAKES, JUST TO FIND THE "RIGHT ONE" OR TO FILL UP AN ALBUM, EVEN THE KRANG ELVOILA PRODUCED A FEW LEMONS - J. HORTON'S RENDITION OF LOST HIGHWAY WAS ONE SUCH OF J. HORTON'S LEMONS.

    NOW YOU ARE DISMISSED TO GO OIL YOUR TIN EARS, ALL THREE OF THEM.

    Mary Plaidy

    jehovahuponyou Did you get an award for being a smartass? And who anointed you a music critic?

    jehovahuponyou

    THE SAME PEOPLE WHO GAVE ME MY SMARTASS AWARD ALSO GAVE YOU THE RIGHT TO PONTIFICATE TO THE REST OF US WHAT MUSIC WE SHOULD LIKE OR DISLIKE.

    YOU POSTED TO ME: "jehovahuponyou You obviously don't know good singing when you hear it. Johnny Horton did not sing any songs that weren't great.". SO DON'T TALK TO ME ABOUT BEING A MUSIC CRITIC - I WILL LIKE AND LISTEN TO WHAT I LIKE, I WILL EXPLORE MANT GENRES OF MUSIC AND ARTIST, THEN I WILL POST WHAT I THINK (THIS WE ALL HAVE A RIGHT TO DO!) - SO, TALK TO YOURSELF ABOUT BEING A PONTIFICATEING JACKASS!

    WE ALL LIKE THE MUSIC WE LIKE, THE COLORS WE LIKE, ETC. TO INFINITY - WE ARE ALL CRITICS OF WHAT WE LIKE AND DISLIKE, AND HAVE OUR OWN REASONS FOR BEING SO - DON'T BE SO DAFT, DON'T PAINT WITH SUCH A WIDE BRUSH, DON'T TELL ME WHAT I SHOULD LIKE OR DISLIKE - DON'T BE THE POPE ON A RAG - AND FOR GOODNESS SAKE, STFU!

  36. B 6341

    it doesn't get much better than this.....beautifully laid back song.

  37. Peter A Recore Jr

    Great voice thanks for the upload this is my favorite of all those who have covered it.

  38. David Bryan

    This is a great cover of the Leon Payne song. I like Ernest Tubb's version the best. Hank did a good job on this as well.

  39. Janet S Martin

    this is the best cover. some how this lost highway feels North somewhere.

  40. Kate Carroll

    what a great singer songwriter life cut short need to be kept alive. with his great music

  41. diamond spectrum

    Johnny Horton was a great talent. He could make most songs sound real good and this is another example of that.

  42. Ramsey propteries

    I believe that Johnny Horton brought out a different sound than Hank both our great  but I believe Johnny Horton Knocked this one out of the park !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  43. Merlin Joyea

    I love this old tune. This is the only version I've heard.

    Merlin Joyea

    My mama used to play all the Johnny's (Horton, Cash, and Paycheck).

    The payoff for me? A lifetime of classic country songs. Thanks mom.

    Igor's Donjon

    what bout tillotson?

  44. Julia Müllerova

    nádherná píseň...

  45. Pat Kittle

    Every once in a while I like a cover even better than a great original.

  46. Roul Duke

    What is the cost?

    jc6621

    Loss, addiction sorrow. So tangled up in booze, pills and addiction you can't get out. That's what hank williams the original artist meant.

    barndawg77

    jc6621 Leon Payne was the artist who wrote the song.

    jc6621

    Roul Duke Torment, addiction sorrow.

    barndawg77

    jc6621 I heard that in Hunter S. Thompson's voice.

  47. Tim Denman

    hank lived this song. ..you could tell. this version is pop sugar

    Talia Gage

    +Tim Denman This version IS NOT POP SUGAR. Johnny Horton was every bit as good as Hank Sr...I love them both and love both versions.

    Tim Denman

    To me, there is Hank....and then everyone else. Hank was and is the source from where all music starts.

    Harrison Hedges

    I agree. Hank is the granddaddy of modern popular music let alone country music!

    Austin Andre

    Harrison Hedges he is the dad

  48. Cody Rayy

    i love this version better than Hank sr tbh

    Christopher Dibble

    sorry i can't agree with you it's good but it can't compare.

    centuryrox

    @Christopher Dibble Agree with you. Johnny Horton has a much more polished voice, but Hank put his entire soul into his rendition of this song. You could actually feel Hank's pain when he sung it.

    Christopher Dibble

    @centuryrox you sure got that right century i see you are a true country man( chris)

  49. Ray Beck

    In my estimation this is by far the best rendition of lost highway.
    Thanks & regards.

    Hubert Modesto jr

    Send my loving Rolling stone

  50. D. LUCKY

    Thanks..!

  51. alieneyesation

    Incredible voice. My dad used to play Johnny's Greatest hits before going to work in the early 60's. I have loved listening to him since.

    suzisueable

    hanks was a cover too leon pane wrote it

  52. Brown Paw

    Outstanding song done by a master.  Johnny was special.  One of my top favorites.  Is that his buddy Johnny Cash there with the string of fish?  Great pic. 

    Cornelia Denninger

    Yes of course thatˋs him. @1:43. /CD

  53. Larry Trotter

    A great song by Leon Payne, and never done better than by the great song master, Johnny Horton. I just wish a verse hadn't been left out due to radio time restrictions. Thanks Johnny!

  54. David Andrew Milroy Watson

    I am on this road

    joe duggan

    alas that makes two of us, you're not alone on this far stretch of the lost highway

    brad dovel

    @David Watson easy these days

    Roul Duke

    What's the cost

  55. 1969excalibur01

    im still looking for that highway

  56. msvicki50

    What class, good music...thank you so much

  57. Mark fender

    Complete class, fantastic cover of the great Hank Williams.

  58. Derrickonater

    on the lost highway ive found many things like a great girl, good ppl, and my God, so I guess you can say I got off but Im feeling great and I thank you for this song

  59. Deke Rivers

    My favorite version of this tune with all due respect to Hank Williams (who many people think wrote this one)

  60. webbjr37

    This version just blows all the others away,Just listen 2 that voice

  61. Cody Rayy

    how can 3people not like this song? mustve been justin dweebier fans..

  62. Cody Rayy

    Grew up listening to Johnny Horton songs

  63. Arlene Harwell

    i loved this man for years and this is one of my favorites ive got my granddaughter and daughter and son liking him too lol

  64. ad3lleda

    he was 35 but i agree, too soon.

  65. D'Ascoyne

    Great, great version!

  66. Alise W

    the man was 31 when he died. what an amazing voice. to soon lost.

  67. Eaglefeather213

    very nice' grew up listening to johnny when my dad played his old records' back n the late 60's n 70's. thanks,

  68. Naomi Blindheim

    He had a great voice! My 9 year old daughter is now listening to him and other country singers from this era. Thanks for sharing!

  69. Wally Colegrove

    With the exception of the overuse of the background vocal group, this is an awesome cover. Johnny Horton is awesome!

  70. Joey Franks

    It's the only professional I've ever heard cover "Lost Highway" and I really like it, but I do think Hank does it better.

  71. Alejandro Lopez

    Anyone who thinks anyone could play better than Grandpappy hank is speaking fucking heresy. But i do top my hat to Johnny boy here

  72. candd87

    @oldcountrytunes 5*****s

  73. G. K. Chesterton

    Like Johnny's version better than Hank's.