Saturday, February 6, 2010

Johnny and June

I want a love like Johnny and June
Rings of fire burning with you
I wanna walk the line, walk the line, ‘til the end of time

in honor of valentines day one of my favorite couples.
(even before the movie)
I grew up in a Johnny, Waylon, and Willie house.

“This morning, with her, having coffee.”
-Johnny Cash, when asked for his definition of paradise.

In a 1981 Mike Douglas interview, June Carter Cash explained, "He asked me to marry him in front of 7,000 people, but I would have liked it if he had gotten down on his knees and proposed to me, you know, but that wasn't the way it was. It was a great big production..." Johnny continued the story, "We had just sung a song called 'Jackson', and I stopped the show and said, 'Will you marry me?' on the microphone. She said, 'Go, sing another, sing another, sing another!' I said, 'I'm not gonna sing until you answer me. Will you marry me?' And she says, 'Sing a song. Sing a song.' She turned her back, you know, trying to get somebody in the band to play some music or something. [It] kept going until she finally said, 'Yes.' And I said, 'Okay, next song.' So, we set it up. We got married March 1, 1968."
"There's unconditional love there. You hear that phrase a lor but it's real with me and her. She loves me in spite of everything, in spite of myself. She has saved my life more than once. She's always been there with her love, and it has certainly made me forget the pain for a long time, many times. When it gets dark and everybody's gone home and the lights are turned off, it's just me and her." (Johnny Cash, Rolling Stone)
June and Johnny by Annie Leibovitz

"We're soulmates, friends and lovers and everything else that makes a happy marriage. Our hearts are attuned to each other, and we're very close. I'll get up every morning at five o'clock and make the coffee, then start pacing the floor, wanting her to get up. But I'll let her sleep for a couple of more hours. If she smells the coffee, she's up."
Johnny Cash about June Carter
 June Carter died in 2003. Johnny died just four months later.
I don’t know why, I’ve always been big on happy endings. You see, to me, the most romantic, beautiful love stories ever were the ones where two people meet, fall in love, and then fifty, sixty years later one of them dies and then a few days after that the other one dies because they just can’t bear to live without each other.
-The Story Of Us


Post Grad Hair Cut said...

What a life, and what a story. Nice blog!

Sophie said...

What a beautiful story, I'm actually just about to watch Walk The Line. Really looking forward to it now xx

BrittanButterfly said...

thank you for sharing this, it is such a beautiful love story! I like the part about how he gets up at 5 and paces around wanting her to get up, but lets her sleep! so sweet!!!

flwrjane said...

And what music came out of that love. Thanks for a great post. Made me smile on a Sunday morning.

Alli (One Pearl Button) said...

Lovely! Such a fantastic couple.

S and O said...

he was an awesome singer...I love how he redid 'Hurt' by the nine inch nails -- I couldn't stand the song before I heard him sing it, now I listen to it all the time!

Denise Fasanello said...

eek! What a great post. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Looking forward to getting to know yours.

Adele said...

great post (: I've actually never watched walk the line! i think i might have to now. xo

cupcake cutie said...

awwww wow.
i loved that :)

saltsays said...

This is such a great blog. I am a huge Johnny Cash fan and even though it was dramatic at times, they really did have such an amazing love story.

The Childlike empress said...

just lovely

Geisslein said...

Such a heart touching post...I wish I would find my soulmate too...hope I will someday. Love those lovestorys, they give me hope! Your blog is a very lovely one! greetings from rainy germany, geisslein

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