Man in Black

Dieser Song ist von Johnny Cash (26. Februar 1932 – 12. September 2003)

Well, you wonder why I always dressed 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 still 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 lightnin‘ 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
For the reckless ones whose bad trip left them cold
I wear the black in the mournin‘ for the lives that could have been
Each week we lose a hundred fine young men

I wear it for the thousands who have died
Believin‘ that the Lord/law was on their side
I wear it for another hundred thousand who have died
Believin‘ that we all were on their side
We’re not!

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

I’d love to wear a rainbow every day
To tell the world that everything’s okay
But I’ll try to carry off a little darkness on my back
Till things are brighter I’m the man in black

We are no longer quiet
Now we’re fighting back
A brighter future
Here we go in black

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Dieser Song ist im Original von Johnny Cash aus dem Jahr 1971

Noch ein gutes Zitat

Trust gets you killed
love gets you hurt
and being real gets you hated

Johnny Cash

Vertrauen tötet Dich
Liebe macht Dich verletzbar
und wenn Du Du selbst bist, wirst Du zum Hassobjekt

Johnny Cash