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25 Minutes To Go

Johnny Cash

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Well they're building a gallows, outside my cell, and I've got 25 minutes to go 
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And the whole town's waitin' just to hear me yell, I've got 24 minutes to go 
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Well they gave me some beans for my last meal, with 23 minutes to go 
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But nobody asked me how I feel, I've got 22 minutes to go  
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Well I sent for the governor and the whole dern bunch, with 21 minutes to go 
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And I called out the mayor but he's, out to lunch I got 20 more minutes to go 
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Then the sheriff said boy I gonna watch you die, with 19 minutes to go 
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So I laughed in his face and I, spit in his eye, with 18 minutes to go 

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Now hear comes the preacher for to save my soul, with 13 minutes to go 
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And he's talking bout' burnin' but I'm so cold, 12 more minutes to go 
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Well they're testin' the trap and it chills my spine, 11 more minutes to go 
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And the trap and the rope aw they work just fine, 10 more minutes to go 
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Well I'm waitin' on the pardon that'll set me free, with 9 more minutes to go 
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But this ain't the movies so forget about me, 8 more minutes to go 

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With my feet on the trap and my head on the noose, 5 more minutes to go 
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Won't somebody come and cut me loose, 7 more minutes to go 
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I can see the mountains I can, see the skies, with 3 more minutes to go 
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And it's to dern pretty for a man that don't wanna die, 2 more minutes to go 
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I can see, the buzzards I can, hear the crows, 1 more minute to go