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These are lyrics by Johnny Cash that we think are kind of inappropriate.

Inappropriate Lyrics, Johnny Cash

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Johnny Cash's, "A Boy Named Sue"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
I roamed from town to town to hide my shame.
Why They're Inappropriate:
Or you could have avoided much of that shame and roamed to the courthouse when you turned 18 and changed that awful name. It worked for Cassius Clay/Muhammad Ali, and he grew up quick and he grew up mean and had fists that were hard and wits that were keen. Ah, but then we wouldn't have this great song, and the great Amiright parodies thereof.
Submitted by: Michael Pacholek
Johnny Cash's, "Folsom Prison Blues"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
But I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die
Why They're Inappropriate:
This has to be the sickest line of all time. how can anyone feel sympathy for the song's protagonist after hearing this? This makes the "morbid curiosity" explanation seem like just cause. He should have told this to the judge so the song would be called "firing squad blues" or burning in hell blues". Johnny Cash really should have kept this side to himself. We didn't need to hear about this thought, especially in the "innocent" 1950's.
Submitted by: Mark

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