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50. Lyrics to "The Man in Black"

Well you wonder why I always dress in black

Why you never see bright colors on my back

And why does my appearance seem to have a somber tone

Well there's a reason for the things that I have on

I wear the black for the poor and the beaten down

Livin' in the hopeless hungry side of town

I wear it for the prisoner who has long paid for his crime

But is there because he's a victim of the times

I wear the black for those who've never read

Or listened to the words that Jesus said

About the road to happiness through love and charity

Why you'd think he's talking straight to you and me

Well we're doin' mighty fine I do suppose

In our streak of lightning cars and fancy clothes

But just so we're reminded of the ones who are held back

Up front there oughta be a man in black

I wear it for the sick and lonely old

For the reckless ones whose bad trip left them cold

I wear the black in morning for the lives that could have been

Each week we lose a hundred fine young men

And I wear it for the thousands who have died

Believin' that the Lord was on their side

I wear it for another hundred thousand who have died

Believin' that we all were on their side

Well there's things that never will be right I know

And things need changin' everywhere you go

But till we start to make a move to make a few things right

You'll never see me wear a suit of white

Oh I'd love to wear a rainbow every day and tell the world that everything's okay

But I'll try to carry off a little darkness on my back

Till things're brighter I'm the man in black

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  -Johnny Cash Dead at 71 undergroundrailroad  Sep-12-03 04:54 AM   #0 
  - Dear God!!! What an awful day!  VolcanoJen   Sep-12-03 04:55 AM   #1 
  - Is that really Johnny Cash?  Art_from_Ark   Sep-12-03 05:07 AM   #8 
     - I see the resemblance now too!!!  liberalnurse   Sep-12-03 05:21 AM   #11 
  - You must have the  liberalnurse   Sep-12-03 04:58 AM   #2 
  - Roseanne, Warren,  DannyRed   Sep-12-03 05:01 AM   #3 
     - John Ritter died? And Roseanne - as in tom arnold?  E_Zapata   Sep-12-03 05:06 AM   #5 
        - Roseanne  DannyRed   Sep-12-03 05:12 AM   #9 
           - June Carter Cash  dbaker41   Sep-12-03 05:22 AM   #12 
              - Youch.  DannyRed   Sep-12-03 05:24 AM   #13 
  - Link...  VolcanoJen   Sep-12-03 05:01 AM   #4 
  - CNN reports he died at 2:00 am CT of respiratory failure...  VolcanoJen   Sep-12-03 05:07 AM   #6 
  - oh...  Dookus   Sep-12-03 05:07 AM   #7 
  - amazing man  JI7   Sep-12-03 05:12 AM   #10 
  - I knew...  Dookus   Sep-12-03 05:27 AM   #14 
  - Absolutely. The Man Comes Around is... I don't even have the words...  StuartStark   Sep-12-03 09:19 AM   #55 
  - May the Circle be Unbroken  Bridget Burke   Sep-12-03 05:31 AM   #16 
  - I saw him play at the Sherton or Hilton in Hawaii about 1981.  dArKeR   Sep-12-03 05:29 AM   #15 
  - farewell  xchrom   Sep-12-03 05:41 AM   #17 
  - One of the only country music artists I've ever liked..  phishhead   Sep-12-03 05:42 AM   #18 
  - Carter Family reunion now going on in Heaven . . .  OneBlueSky   Sep-12-03 05:51 AM   #19 
  - Man, wouldn't that be something to see?  blondeatlast   Sep-12-03 07:42 AM   #39 
  - Rest in Peace Johnny, my long time music friend.  undergroundrailroad   Sep-12-03 05:54 AM   #20 
  - Thank you, Johnny for all your great works, and godspeed.  stlsaxman   Sep-12-03 05:58 AM   #21 
  - Fucking MTV couldn't do the right thing.  onehandle   Sep-12-03 06:02 AM   #22 
  - He was in the hospital  theboss   Sep-12-03 08:15 AM   #42 
  - Johnny Cash...  alg0912   Sep-12-03 06:05 AM   #23 
  - such sad news  dani   Sep-12-03 06:30 AM   #24 
  - 'Towering Figure' ain't the half of Cash!  dbt   Sep-12-03 06:32 AM   #25 
  - Great tribute!  blondeatlast   Sep-12-03 07:43 AM   #40 
     - Thank you.  dbt   Sep-12-03 08:10 AM   #41 
  - His heart was with his beloved June  peasfreak   Sep-12-03 06:34 AM   #26 
  - Our Man in Black. One of my heroes in a world where there are so few.  Enraged_Ape   Sep-12-03 06:45 AM   #27 
  - What a day indeed  Amaya   Sep-12-03 06:45 AM   #28 
  - While it is sad to lose him  bleedingheart   Sep-12-03 06:48 AM   #29 
  - I'm one of those....  deseo   Sep-12-03 06:51 AM   #30 
  - sad, sad day  buddhamama   Sep-12-03 07:01 AM   #31 
  - RIP, Johnny  deutsey   Sep-12-03 07:15 AM   #32 
  - What a marvelous man and musician he was  demnan   Sep-12-03 07:18 AM   #33 
  - I believe he really died of a broken heart.  Rainbowreflect   Sep-12-03 07:33 AM   #34 
  - June Carter died three months ago today  underpants   Sep-12-03 07:40 AM   #38 
     - true enough.  rozf   Sep-12-03 08:55 AM   #51 
  - the unforgiven, humble outlaw  truthisfreedom   Sep-12-03 07:34 AM   #35 
  - RIP Mr. Cash  psychopomp   Sep-12-03 07:36 AM   #36 
  - Sad, sad, day for music.  blondeatlast   Sep-12-03 07:39 AM   #37 
  - I thought this was coming, but I'm choked up. I loved him.  Raenelle   Sep-12-03 08:28 AM   #43 
  - That big gig in the sky just got a lot bigger  bobthedrummer   Sep-12-03 08:32 AM   #44 
  - Johnny Cash, John Ritter, and Warren Zevon all within one week  AntiCoup2k   Sep-12-03 08:36 AM   #45 
  - Listening to his Madison Square Garden concert  ritc2750   Sep-12-03 08:40 AM   #46 
  - DAMN, he was good!  dbt   Sep-12-03 08:47 AM   #47 
  - That's perfect.  alphafemale   Sep-12-03 08:48 AM   #48 
  - Dove With Claws  kwolf68   Sep-12-03 11:52 AM   #63 
  - RIP, Johnny  flamingyouth   Sep-12-03 08:50 AM   #49 
  - Lyrics to "The Man in Black"  Art_from_Ark   Sep-12-03 08:52 AM   #50 
  - Thanks for posting that..  chiburb   Sep-12-03 09:23 AM   #57 
  - I have never been a country music fan.  playahata1   Sep-12-03 09:09 AM   #52 
  - The Million Dollar Quartet is now reduced to one:  playahata1   Sep-12-03 09:12 AM   #53 
  - I saw Johnny play in the '80s  RationalRose   Sep-12-03 09:16 AM   #54 
  - Goodbye, Johnny Cash. Thanks for leaving us with your  Bush_has_Parvo   Sep-12-03 09:21 AM   #56 
  - Johnny Cash was one of a kind  GreenArrow   Sep-12-03 10:02 AM   #58 
  - For Johnny, may these words inspire us all, at this time!!!  makeanoise   Sep-12-03 10:30 AM   #59 
  - I had forgotten about this song..John was a champion  ignatius   Sep-12-03 03:45 PM   #70 
  - His version of Sunday Mornin' Coming Down...  Enraged_Ape   Sep-13-03 07:11 AM   #80 
  - GREAT song !!  aunteeWar   Sep-12-03 11:55 PM   #75 
  - This is just so sad...  RetroLounge   Sep-12-03 10:54 AM   #60 
  - guess he didn't want to live without his June  latebloomer   Sep-12-03 11:13 AM   #61 
  - i just woke up and saw this  luvamericahatebush   Sep-12-03 11:17 AM   #62 
  - he said it best on 'unchained'  ann_coulter_is_a_man   Sep-12-03 12:55 PM   #64 
  - Sad  suegeo   Sep-12-03 12:57 PM   #65 
  - If Abe Lincoln had gone into music...  Davis_X_Machina   Sep-12-03 01:36 PM   #66 
  - I'm Heartbroken...  PopSixSquish   Sep-12-03 01:38 PM   #67 
  - The Legend of the Hammer, John Henry's Hammer  nolabels   Sep-12-03 01:38 PM   #68 
  - Bono on Cash's album from awhile back  suegeo   Sep-12-03 02:52 PM   #69 
  - KEXP.ORG is playing (webcasting) a lot of Johnny today  Barrett808   Sep-12-03 04:12 PM   #71 
  - this deserves a kick  baldguy   Sep-12-03 06:21 PM   #72 
  - How I will always picture him...  opiate69   Sep-12-03 07:31 PM   #73 
  - He was my cousin.  Sterling   Sep-12-03 08:09 PM   #74 
  - No one can replace him, he was a unique musical genius.  Dancing_Dave   Sep-13-03 12:14 AM   #76 
  - Good-Bye to a legend  montana_hazeleyes   Sep-13-03 12:41 AM   #77 
  - My favorite Jonny Cash song...  freetempe   Sep-13-03 02:04 AM   #78 
  - Very sad news...  Piperay   Sep-13-03 06:22 AM   #79 
  - Someone FINALLY has described Cash correctly!  dbt   Sep-13-03 07:35 AM   #81 

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