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Johnny Cash: God's Gonna Cut You Down Meaning


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Song Released: 2006

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    Nov 25th, 2011 11:45am report

    clearly it means that sinners who seem above the law will one day face a judge who no one can bribe, intimadate, or elude. they will be punished no matter what they do or say to avoid it. so the sinner must either learn the lesson before he dies becuse if he learns to late he will spend enternity in the lake of fire, and he is not above god's law.


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    Feb 3rd, 2:59pm report

    That living a life of risk without a care or remorse who gets hurt along the way as you hang yourself as you go sooner or later gods gonna cut you down and stop turning his eye to youre wrong doing so you will be punished for your sins


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    Jul 4th, 2017 7:16pm report

    What does he mean by midnight rider?


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    Jul 16th, 2015 7:06pm report

    A gutsy and controversial song statement to be studied that was left to us by Johnny Cash [R.I.P] who admitted that he was a sinner like all of us in some way or another that learned the hard way in life by relating to the gambler,rambler,backbiter,running on for a long time with the long tongue liar and the midnight rider. He saw himself in these complex personalities that he expierienced throughout his life to sing a song like ''God is gonna cut you down'', 'cause he himself felt that he was cut down by God who allowed Satan to use on John by teaching John a lesson in suffering and to bring him down on his knees to become a born again christian in the transformation. Even in Johnny Cash's early carrier he supported and became a Christian Zionist out of his heart and love of Israel[Jesus Christ], before it was beginning to be used by some evil minds in trying to twist God's hand to bring on the second coming of the Messiah in the state of Israel by boxing in the Jews and to beat them at their own game according to the Bible in what they started in the one God religion to be cut down if they don't change their ways and turn their hearts back to him from ''meglomania egoisim'' that wants to destroy us all in it. Anotherwords John is also trying to tell us in case we are becoming like the old dictators in the islamo nazi,fascist,catholic throat cutters by our sins to stop and turn our hearts to The Lord to guide us in renewing our souls. Otherwise God is gonna cut us down by allowing Satan on us to give us some unpleasent memories in the hope to turn our hearts to The Good Lord.


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    Jun 1st, 2015 6:42pm report

    God will cut you from evil bringing you to the light. You can try escaping with drugs but God will free you eventually.


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    Sep 24th, 2014 9:03pm report

    The song means what it says; God will cut you down. You can run for a while but sooner or later God's gonna cut you down. God don't take crap from nobody. God doesn't take kindly to evil.


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    Dec 23rd, 2013 12:22pm report

    This is when johny cash was goin through depression and anxiety. "My heads been whipped", and as sure as god made black and white, whats done in the dark will be brought to the light", meaning you can recover. Its sayin that we all suffer from the human condition, and if you think your above all that god will cut you down.


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    May 15th, 2013 5:34am report

    i think it means that the people who play God on earth and judge everyone else but themselves,actually are the ones that do more bad than good..but in their heads they are moved by" God s hands"..


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    Oct 24th, 2012 10:47pm report

    It means that god is going to cut you down.


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    Apr 25th, 2012 4:22pm report

    one question though. in the video it has bono from U2 in it and the graffiti on the wall behind him states "sinners make the best saints" what would be the meaning to that if the song itself is about justice and judgement.


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    Dec 3rd, 2011 12:22am report

    I agree with the guy above me. God is not intimidated or bribed, He is the Ultimate judge and what we do on earth will be revealed in His judgement


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    Jun 22nd, 2011 6:31pm report

    If you keep doing bad things eventually god or the world will cut you down so you should make the best of your bad times because eventually you will get cut down by the world.

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    Jun 6th, 2011 6:04am report

    From someone that knew Johnny Cash. Justice is coming, you cannot avoid it. If you act against fellow man than you will see.


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    Apr 25th, 2011 4:01pm report

    it means that one christians interpitation,may not be your interpetation.'you can run on a long way' calling him evil(the other christian)'but everything that is done in the dark will be brought to light' the christian that you called evil and ridiculed just might have been your angel,standing last in line at redemption time

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