The more I listen to the song , as recorded by Johnny Cash, and watch the video, the more convinced I am that the song was unintentionally written for him.
Considering his life and times it fits.
Watching the segment of the video with June Carter gazing at him stirs a mix of emotions.
And his voice is like riding down a gravel road in a pickup truck that has a lot of miles on it. Not smooth, but dependable and comfortable.
An awesome song, by either artist and I agree it's eerily fitting for him. A great swan song. I only wish he hadn't have PC'd the lyrics about "crown of shit". Never mess with the lyrics, unless you're Weird Al.
But, hey he was Johnny Cash so what the fuck do I know?