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Belshazzar Lyrics

from Bootleg Vol. IV: The Soul of Truth

"Belshazzar" is track #22 on the album Bootleg Vol. IV: The Soul of Truth. It was written by Cash, Johnny R..
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Well, the bible tells us about a man
Who ruled Babylon and all its land
Around the city, he built a wall
And declared that Babylon would never fall
He had concubines and wives
He called his Babylon "Paradise"
On his throne he drank and ate
But for Belshazzar it was gettin' late

For he was weighed in the balance and found wanting
His kingdom was divided, couldn't stand
He was weighed in the balance and found wanting
His houses were built upon the sand

Well, the people feasted and drank their wine
And praised the false gods of his time
All holy things they scorned and mocked
But suddenly all their mocking stopped
For on the wall, there appeared a hand
Nothin' else, there was no man
In blood the hand began to write
And Belshazzar couldn't hide his fright

For he was weighed in the balance and found wanting
His kingdom was divided, couldn't stand
He was weighed in the balance and found wanting
His houses were built upon the sand

Well, no one around could understand
What was written by the mystic hand
Belshazzar tried, but couldn't find
A man who could give him peace of mind
But Daniel, the prophet, a man of God
He saw the writing on the wall in blood
Belshazzar asked him what it said
And Daniel turned to the wall and read:

"My friend, you're weighed in the balance and found wanting
Your kingdom is divided, it can't stand
You're weighed in the balance and found wanting
Your houses are built upon the sand"

Songwriters
CASH, JOHNNY R.

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