Johnny Cash - Belshazzar (Album Version) lyrics

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Johnny Cash - Belshazzar (Album Version) lyrics

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"