What does Sad Man's Tongue mean?

Volbeat: Sad Man's Tongue Meaning

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  1. anonymous
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    Sep 23rd !⃝

    Michael Poulsen has 3 names tattooed large, which are presumably significant influences: Elvis Presley, Social Distortion, and Johnny Cash who is the important one in this case. This song is clearly a tribute to Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues".

    When Poulsen sings "And the story keep on rollin', out from a sad man's tongue", he is making a tongue in cheek reference to "But that train keeps a-rollin' on down to San Antone".

    Not to mention the fact that he actually says Cash's name in the song: "Papa said: my boy, take my Johnny Cash vinyls and go", and
    "Leave your Johnny Cash songs and get home".

    The song is about a drifter who, it seems to me, was apparently arrested for draft dodging.

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