Man in Black

Original: Man in Black (Johnny Cash)

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
Living in the hopeless, hungry side of town
I wear it for the refugee who left the farm behind
as droughts got people staving over time

I wear the black for those who've never read
the warnings of the scientists that said
the fate of human kind, it will be sealed before you know
unless we find a way to let love grow

Well, we're doing 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 to be a man in black

I wear it for the sick and lonely old
threatened by the heatwave that's foretold
I wear the black in mourning for the lives that could have been
for those without a vote on their own skin

And I wear it for the tousands who have died
drowning in the floods that came at night
I wear it for another hundred tousand who have died
in wars that came along the rising tide

Well, there's things that never will be right I know
And things need changing 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 okay
But I'll try to carry off a little darkness on my back
'Til things are brighter, I'm the Man In Black

Musik & Originaltext: Johnny Cash
FFF Text: Uli Nell

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