We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I always thought Johnny had a bit of the redeemed sociopath in him, but it's just my intuition and it might just be his stage persona. Anyway, there is a darkness in all of us. God bless good ol' Johnny Cash.
I'd tend to disagree. His music seems too upbeat to echo some former dark self. And this song is a perfect example. A song about a lonely, haunted wanted man could, if not should, be in a minor key and at a slower pace, but this thing had that same skipalong upbeat as 'Ring of Fire' and all the rest. And, no offense, Johnny, but if you're going to sing a sad tale of wanted men, try not to smile so much.
Most sobering part: The 1000-yard-stares of the prisoners at the end.