God’s Gonna Cut You Down“, también conocida como “Run On“o “Run On for a Long Time“, es una canción tradicional americana grabada por numerosos artistas de una gran variedad de géneros. La letra está dirigida a los pecadores, advirtiendo que por mucho que intenten no podrán evitar el juicio final de Dios; palabras que narradas en este caso por Johnny Cash, cobran un espeluznante poder. Como todo lo que adaptó Cash en sus últimos “American Recordings” este tema resultó una auténtica barbaridad; gracias a su voz, la hipnótica percusión, y la sutil producción de Rick Rubin. En el vídeo se puede ver un buen ramillete de músicos, actores, top models y celebrities, suponemos que para llamar una innecesaria atención al vulgo sobre este apabullante temazo.


 

You can run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Sooner or later God’ll cut you down
Sooner or later God’ll cut you down

Go tell that long tongue liar
Go and tell that midnight rider
Tell the rambler,
The gambler,
The back biter
Tell ‘em that God’s gonna cut ‘em down
Tell ‘em that God’s gonna cut ‘em down

Well my goodness gracious let me tell you the news
My head’s been wet with the midnight dew
I’ve been down on bended knee talkin’ to the man from Galilee
He spoke to me in the voice so sweet
I thought I heard the shuffle of the angel’s feet
He called my name and my heart stood still
When he said, “John go do My will!”

Go tell that long tongue liar
Go and tell that midnight rider
Tell the rambler,
The gambler,
The back biter
Tell ‘em that God’s gonna cut ‘em down
Tell ‘em that God’s gonna cut ‘em down

You can run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Sooner or later God’ll cut you down
Sooner or later God’ll cut you down

Well you may throw your rock and hide your hand
Workin’ in the dark against your fellow man
But as sure as God made black and white
What’s down in the dark will be brought to the light

You can run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Sooner or later God’ll cut you down
Sooner or later God’ll cut you down

Go tell that long tongue liar
Go and tell that midnight rider
Tell the rambler,
The gambler,
The back biter
Tell ‘em that God’s gonna cut ‘em down
Tell ‘em that God’s gonna cut ‘em down

Tell ‘em that God’s gonna cut you down


Bonus:

Se podría debatir si se cosifica a la mujer o no, pero la belleza de estas imágenes en cámara lenta con el tema que hoy tratamos de fondo resultan espectaculares: