Sunday, February 18, 2007

No Earthly Good

No Earthly Good is a great song Johnny Cash wrote back in the 70's. He recorded it then as a demo and recorded it again with Rick Rubin in the 00's, which was then released on the UNEARTHED box set.

I will be singing it tomorrow morning at Park Avenue Church in Melfort, Saskatchewan. Then I'm going home.

NO EARTHLY GOOD
Come hear me good brothers come here one and all
Don't brag about standing or you'll surely fall
You're shinin' your light yes and shine if you should
You're so heavenly minded and you're no earthly good

No earthly good you are no earthly good
You're so heavenly minded you're no earthly good
You're shinin' your light yes and shine if you should
You're so heavenly minded and you're no earthly good

The gospel ain’t gospel until it is spread,
but how can you share it where you got your head
There’s hands that reach out for a hand if you would,
Your so heavenly minded, your no earthly good

No earthly good you are no earthly good
You're so heavenly minded you're no earthly good
You're shinin' your light yes and shine if you should
You're so heavenly minded and you're no earthly good

If you're holdin' heaven then spread it around
There are hungry hands reaching up here from the ground
Move over and share the high ground where you stood
So heavenly minded and you're no earthly good

No earthly good you are no earthly good
You're so heavenly minded you're no earthly good
You're shinin' your light yes and shine if you should
You're so heavenly minded and you're no earthly good

2 comments:

  1. WE MISS YOU!!!!!!!!!!
    COME BACK TO USE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    YOU MEAN THE WORLD TO USE!!!!!!!
    oh and this time bring your wife.

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  2. I mean "us"
    oops!
    sheepishly walking away now

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