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Yeshuah Ben Joseph Donating Member (763 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-24-10 12:27 PM
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27. 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 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 ought 'a 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 mourning 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 'til we start to make a move to make a few things right,
You'll never see me wear a suit of white.

Ah, I'd love to wear a rainbow every day,
And tell the world that everything's OK,
But I'll try to carry off a little darkness on my back,
'Till things are brighter, I'm the Man In Black.
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  -Johnny Cash Died in Great Distress About Iraq Invasion sabra  Sep-24-10 10:07 AM   #0 
  - K&R  Solly Mack   Sep-24-10 10:11 AM   #1 
  - from someone that knew him well  flpab   Sep-25-10 10:25 AM   #85 
  - K&R!  Owl   Sep-24-10 10:15 AM   #2 
  - For The Man In Black  grilled onions   Sep-24-10 10:28 AM   #3 
  - hmm...  chervilant   Sep-24-10 12:26 PM   #26 
  - Very true about overpopulation.  InvisibleTouch   Sep-24-10 12:30 PM   #28 
  - We didn"t have overpopulation  NOLALady   Sep-24-10 01:28 PM   #40 
  - ?!?  chervilant   Sep-24-10 04:28 PM   #55 
  - Yeah, humans were all peaceful for the other 10 thousand years of civilization. Right?  liberation   Sep-24-10 02:04 PM   #44 
  - And,  chervilant   Sep-24-10 04:29 PM   #56 
  - Until the sky god seized control.  pocoloco   Sep-24-10 08:23 PM   #71 
  - That's the bottom line. It really comes down to  WheelWalker   Sep-24-10 10:04 PM   #74 
  - I've been wearing black since the Gulf War started  CUTTIN HEADS   Sep-24-10 02:21 PM   #45 
  - K&R for the Man in Black.  OnyxCollie   Sep-24-10 10:38 AM   #4 
  - I hadn't heard this about the Man in Black. Thanks for sharing it.  DirkGently   Sep-24-10 10:39 AM   #5 
  - This doesn't surprise me.  Forkboy   Sep-24-10 10:42 AM   #6 
  - .  myrna minx   Sep-24-10 10:51 AM   #7 
  - Too bad there aren't more country & western singers like Johnny Cash.  Arugula Latte   Sep-24-10 10:59 AM   #8 
  - Since the 90's C&W music has been nothing but pop music.  pezDispenser   Sep-24-10 11:34 AM   #19 
     - Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard are........  dhill926   Sep-24-10 12:02 PM   #22 
     - I loved Ernest Tubb's son. He was amazing. I grew up with all kinds  roguevalley   Sep-24-10 12:17 PM   #24 
     - Country Joe McDonald and others...  cascadiance   Sep-24-10 01:13 PM   #33 
        - LOL! "Country Joe"  The Traveler   Sep-24-10 02:31 PM   #46 
     - true  donquijoterocket   Sep-24-10 01:25 PM   #38 
  - Ive always been blase' about that man Cash, but now I like him.  pasto76   Sep-24-10 10:59 AM   #9 
  - Check out his "At San Quentin" album...  Javaman   Sep-24-10 03:04 PM   #48 
  - K&R  deminks   Sep-24-10 11:02 AM   #10 
  - Damned sad thing  kenfrequed   Sep-24-10 11:02 AM   #11 
  - GOTTA BE CAREFUL... with cash and the dixie chicks on the killing fields blacklist  happygoluckytoyou   Sep-24-10 11:04 AM   #12 
  - Whenever I think of country "music" I always recall what  Dawson Leery   Sep-24-10 01:32 PM   #41 
  - Dirty Fucking Hippy. nt  onehandle   Sep-24-10 11:07 AM   #13 
  - K&R  Ticonderoga   Sep-24-10 11:17 AM   #14 
  - Such a great human being all around  BeyondGeography   Sep-24-10 11:21 AM   #15 
  - indeed...n/t  veganlush   Sep-24-10 11:30 AM   #16 
  - That's because he wasn't a Republican...he had a conscience...  joeybee12   Sep-24-10 11:34 AM   #17 
  - I believe he was a Reagan supporter for both terms  John Kerry VonErich   Sep-24-10 01:20 PM   #36 
  - K&R  raouldukelives   Sep-24-10 11:34 AM   #18 
  - He actually worried  Drale   Sep-24-10 11:38 AM   #20 
  - I wonder if we'll hear soon about Edwin Starr's last days shortly after the war started too!  cascadiance   Sep-24-10 11:55 AM   #21 
  - Now I have a list:  peacetalksforall   Sep-24-10 12:37 PM   #30 
  - I have always loved that song: "War" and the remix  truedelphi   Sep-24-10 02:31 PM   #47 
     - One of my favorites - wonder if some modern rap guy could bring it back?  Rosa Luxemburg   Sep-24-10 08:15 PM   #69 
  - Not a country music fan, but I make an exception  disillusioned73   Sep-24-10 12:05 PM   #23 
  - He transcended the genre  Zambero   Sep-24-10 01:24 PM   #37 
  - Yeah, Johnny Cash=only country music I can tolerate  alp227   Sep-24-10 04:50 PM   #58 
     - My morning smile, I clicked on your 'a video' link.  Paper Roses   Sep-26-10 07:05 AM   #87 
  - My departed mother used to say, he could hang his pants on her bedpost anyday.  Uncle Joe   Sep-24-10 12:23 PM   #25 
  - The Man In Black  Yeshuah Ben Joseph   Sep-24-10 12:27 PM   #27 
  - GREAT song, by a great man.  Frank Cannon   Sep-24-10 12:47 PM   #31 
  - I love him more than ever.  peacetalksforall   Sep-24-10 12:32 PM   #29 
  - This man is a "great" man. His wife knew, and so does the world. NT  juajen   Sep-24-10 01:11 PM   #32 
  - K&R nt  TBF   Sep-24-10 01:17 PM   #34 
  - Wish Johnny could have heard better news in his final hours  Zambero   Sep-24-10 01:18 PM   #35 
  - Cash was our generations Woody Gutrie  less lee   Sep-24-10 01:27 PM   #39 
  - "May I possess always the integrity,  Akilleez   Sep-24-10 01:36 PM   #42 
  - Preach it my brother.  Arctic Dave   Sep-24-10 01:53 PM   #43 
  - I loved Johnny cash - makes me sad to hear his last days  xchrom   Sep-24-10 03:16 PM   #49 
  - More Tears in the Holston River  Gman   Sep-24-10 03:38 PM   #50 
  - Heartbreaking story. And a reminder of why The Man In Black was a hero to millions  Ken Burch   Sep-24-10 03:51 PM   #51 
  - Eff You Tea Kay  DirtyDawg   Sep-24-10 03:54 PM   #52 
  - Well fuck! This made me cry all over again  lunatica   Sep-24-10 04:24 PM   #53 
  - He was a treasure.. and sorely missed...  hlthe2b   Sep-24-10 04:28 PM   #54 
  - Johnny Cash rules. Always has, always will.  Initech   Sep-24-10 04:30 PM   #57 
  - K&R  Jeffersons Ghost   Sep-24-10 04:52 PM   #59 
  - A truly amazing story... so sad.  orbitalman   Sep-24-10 04:55 PM   #60 
  - GWB killed a country just to watch it die  Blue Owl   Sep-24-10 04:56 PM   #61 
  - "Hurt" is my favorite by him...  Dappleganger   Sep-24-10 05:20 PM   #62 
  - The video *destroys* me....  bliss_eternal   Sep-24-10 10:15 PM   #75 
  - Johnny Cash knew 911 was an inside job...  lib2DaBone   Sep-24-10 05:53 PM   #63 
  - Johnny Cash Is My Hero/What Is Truth  Dinger   Sep-24-10 06:18 PM   #64 
  - K&R n/t  DeSwiss   Sep-24-10 06:32 PM   #65 
  - the great johnny cash  demigoddess   Sep-24-10 06:47 PM   #66 
  - Great man.  underpants   Sep-24-10 07:06 PM   #67 
  - Been listening to JC at Folsom Prison a lot lately  Tsiyu   Sep-24-10 08:00 PM   #68 
  - "What is Truth" by Johnny Cash  Tsiyu   Sep-24-10 08:20 PM   #70 
     - When I was just a kid, I was mainly listening to The Beatles &The  Lindsey   Sep-24-10 09:12 PM   #72 
        - "I thought it was always cool to love Johnny"  Tsiyu   Sep-24-10 11:02 PM   #78 
  - Johnny Cash was simply amazing.  Webster Green   Sep-24-10 09:22 PM   #73 
  - You were indeed blessed...  Dappleganger   Sep-24-10 10:26 PM   #77 
  - bless his heart...  bliss_eternal   Sep-24-10 10:18 PM   #76 
  - Johnny Cash was the man.  lumberjack_jeff   Sep-24-10 11:22 PM   #79 
  - we fail our geniuses in america...i'm so sorry, johnny  pitohui   Sep-24-10 11:31 PM   #80 
  - Bullcrapholio ACE!  ZenKitty   Sep-25-10 12:22 AM   #81 
  - Yeh.....  rucognizant   Sep-25-10 05:17 AM   #82 
  - This is believable and so a tribute to the man...  MrMickeysMom   Sep-25-10 09:36 AM   #83 
  - I was devastated too  crikkett   Sep-25-10 09:45 AM   #84 
  - Johnny Cash was an amazing man of courage and integrity  RFKHumphreyObama   Sep-25-10 11:59 AM   #86 
  - His later works really connected with the younger crowds  atomic-fly   Sep-26-10 07:19 AM   #88 

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