The Man In Black

For those who may have wondered.. I know I did.. The guy’s got a point, really! Been listening an awful lot to classic rock, folk and even country lately. The times they certainly are a-changing around here.. But I’m liking it.. I suppose music without distortion can be good every now and then 😉

Johnny Cash – 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 lightnin’ 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 mournin’ 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,
Believen’ that the Lord was on their side,
I wear it for another hundred thousand who have died,
Believen’ 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


14 responses to “The Man In Black

  1. Mr. Cash rules, but you should try listening to Jimmy Buffett! It’s pure gold! … Try “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere.”

  2. Oohh. You’re right, think I heard some of his before.. Should check it out! Thanks for the recommendation!

  3. if you like johnny cash… you might as well like some of Josh Ritter’s. I believe I already have mentioned him 😛

  4. He’s the guy that nearly smothered you once, right?

  5. New topic:

    Why don’t you (and others…) come to Aarhus and get drunk with me when your have finished your exams? I’m done Friday 22nd. (Let’s see how much HTML code I’m allowed to use here!)

  6. Hmm, I tried to make “nd” i “22nd” superscript.

  7. i –> in … stupid Danish language!

  8. he sure is 😀

  9. Mads, blah, I’m defending my BA on the 22nd, won’t be done till like a week later or so, then we’ll have to see, I guess.. Sorry about the HTML thing.. I guess it’s turned off or something 😉

  10. Then it’s a deal! 😉

  11. Wait, I never said that, did I? 😀

  12. You did! Hope to see you up here sometime duing the summer!

  13. Well, I most certainly will be in Aarhus on the 13th of July 😉

  14. That’s right, I totally forgot! I hope to see you to some kind of alcohol consumption afterwards. 😀

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