WORKING LEGEND
(Tribute To Johnny Cash)
Writer: Melanie Safka
Publishers: Songs of Melanie (ASCAP)
From the album EVER SINCE YOU NEVER HEARD OF ME (2010)

He is just a working legend
And it takes up all his nights
Heís given up on happy endings
But not without a fight

He propped himself up on gagged edges
Fell into the dark abyss
And he lived for love
He cried for love
He died for love and lived

Yes, he lived for love
He cried for love
And died for love and lived

He loved with wild abandon
He was careless with his life
He had to lose more than one heartache
If he was to survive

On that night he stood stage centre
He still had it all to give
And he lived for love
He cried for love
And died for love and lived

Yes, helived for love
He cried for love
He died for love and lived

Heís the hero in this song
Gives us strength to carry on
He died for love and heís still here

He the proof, pass it on
Got to get through before youíre done
He lived for love and lived

On that night he played The Ryman
When everyone but me had gone
In that darkened room I heard him sing
When he thought he was alone

He sang donít you be afraid to love
Donít you be afraid to give
ĎCause first you live for love
You cry for love
You die for love and live

Yes, he lived for love
He cried for love
He died for love and lived

And I lived for love
Lived for love
Cried for love
I died for love and lived

Iím still here