Man In Black
By: John R. Cash, © 1971 House of Cash, Inc.
Recorded February 16, 1971
Number 3 - Country Charts; Number 58 - Pop Charts
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.
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The passing of another great artist.
I saw him on stage on his last tour here - he was a big man (yes, all in black) with a powerful presence and a big heart -
"an oak tree in a garden of weeds" Bono
"He had such a wealth of experience in his voice, heaven and hell and no-one could touch him." Nick Cave
It's a sad day.
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This is good- but I refuse to post the lyrics to the 'Three's Company' theme song!
Let me try....it's been awhile since I have seen the summer re-runs as a child.
come and knock on our door(come and knock on my door)
we've been waiting for you (we've been waiting for you)
where the hmm hmm hmm hm hm hmhm
three's company hmmmmmm.
?????? I thought I knew it.
Words by Don Nicholl and Joe Raposo:
Come and knock on our door.
We’ve been waiting for you.
Where the kisses are hers and hers and his,
Three's company too.
Come and dance on our floor.
Take a step that is new.
We’ve a lovable space that needs your face,
Three’s company too.
You’ll see that life is a frolic and laughter is calling for you.
Down at our rendezvous, three is company, too.
I prefer the Johnny Cash.
the kisses are hers and hers and his.....ahh. You just solved the mystery of my life! Thanks Les.