Cash, Johnny - God's Gonna Cut You Down
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Cash – The autobiography of Johnny Cash
Question One: Why was I in prison?
I never was. That idea got started because I wrote and sang 'Folsom Prison Blues,' my 1955 hit, from the perspective of a convicted, unrepentant killer, and twelve years later I made a concert album, Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison.
In fact, I've never served any time at all in any correctional institution anywhere.
During my amphetamine years I spent a few nights in jail, but strictly on an overnight basis: seven incidents in all, different dates in different places where the local law decided we'd all be better off if I were under lock and key.
Those weren't very educational experiences, but I do remember learning in Starkville, Mississippi, that trying to kick the bars out of a jail cell isn't a good idea. I broke my toe that night.