Pretty sweet ride, for a man who considered himself one of the little people...
Now, in all fairness to the man in black, the Rolls was a gift from ABC studios after the well-received Johnny Cash Show had a successful second season. It's not like he went out and spent concert proceeds on a $25,000 (in 1970 $) car. That's at least four times what a Cadillac cost, and that was at least an American car.
It just really surprised me, that's all. I figured Johnny Cash for an Oldsmobile man, maybe a Ford. I never would have guessed he'd be tooling around in a car that cost more than the homes that the people who went to his concerts would live in. I would have thought the opulence and decadence would be too much for the man in black.
I wear the black for the poor and the beaten down, Livin' in the hopeless, hungry side of town,The poor and beaten down will never even *see* a Rolls Royce Silver Shadow, let alone get to ride in one. The people on the hungry side of town can't afford the taxes on a luxury car, let alone the purchase price. I mean, I guess it's not rampant, blatant hypocrisy to make your fortune claiming to be a champion of the little guy, but drive around in a car that costs more than most of your fans will ever dream of making. Somehow.
I wear it for the prisoner who has long paid for his crime, But still is there because he's a victim of the times.
Learning about feet of clay shouldn't surprise me, yet sometimes it still does...
That is all.