Flat Broke Songs: No. 5
The bottom lines: "The fields are all bare and the cotton won't grow/Me and my family gotta pack up and go/Where I'll make a living, the Lord only knows/But I'm busted."
The message behind Cash's hit has renewed relevance today -- whether it's cotton or stocks, everybody suffers when the bottom falls out of the market. This guy can't buy, he can't borrow, and he doesn't have anything to sell.