Understand your man Johnny Cash
[C]Don't call my name out your [Am]window, I'm leaving
[F]I won't even turn my [G]head
[C]Don't send your kin folks to [Am]give me no talkin'
[D]I'll be gone like I [G]said
You'd [C]say the same old things that you've been [C7]saying all along
[F]Lay there in your bed and keep your mouth shut 'til I'm gone
[C]Don't give me that old familiar [Am]cryin' cussin' moan,
[F]Under[G]stand your [C]man (I'm tired of your [Am]badmouthin')
[F]Under[G]stand your [C]man.
You can give my other suits to the Salvation Army
And everything else I leave behind.
I ain't takin' nothing that'll slow down my travelin'
While I'm untanglin' my mind.
I ain't gonna repeat what I said anymore
While I'm breathin' air that ain't been breathed before
I'll be as gone as a wild goose in winter
Then you'll understand your man (meditate on it)
Understand your man (you hear me talkin')
Understand your man (remember what I told ya)