Man In Black Lyrics With Guitar Chords

Man In Black is one of the most popular songs of the time. Man In Black lyrics written by Johnny Cash. This song has sung by Johnny Cash

SingerJohnny Cash
AlbumMan in Black
Released1971
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Man In Black Lyrics

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

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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 is long paid for his crime
But is there because he’s a victim of the times

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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[A]
Well, you wonder why I always dress in black
[B]
Why you never see bright colors on my back
[D] [A] [D] [A]
[A]nd why does my appearance seem to have a sombre tone
[B] [E7]
Well, there’s a reason for the things that I have on
[A]
I wear the black for the poor and the beaten down
[B]
Living in the hopeless hungry side of town
[D] [A] [D] [A]
I wear it for the prisoner who has long paid for his crime
[B] [E7]
[B]ut is there because he’s a victim of the times
[A]
I wear the black for those who’ve never read
[B]
Or listened to the words that Jesus said
[D] [A] [D] [A]
[A]bout the road to happiness through love and charity
[B] [E7]
Why, you’d think He’s talking straight to you and me
[A]
Well, we’re doing mighty fine I do suppose
[B]
In our streak of lightning cars and fancy clothes
[D] [A] [D] [A]
[B]ut just so we’re reminded of the ones who are held back
[B] [E7]
Up front there ought to be a man in black
[A]
I wear it for the sick and lonely old
[B]
For the reckless ones whose bad trip left them cold
[D] [A] [D] [A]
I wear the black in mourning for the lives that could have been
[B] [E7]
Each week we lose a hundred fine young men
[A]
[A]nd I wear it for the thousands who have died
[B]
[B]elieving that the Lord was on their side
[D] [A] [D] [A]
I wear it for another hundred thousand who have died
[B] [E7]
[B]elieving that we all were on their side
[A]
Well, there’s things that never will be right I know
[B]
[A]nd things need changing everywhere you go
[D] [A] [D] [A]
[B]ut till we start to make a move to make a few things right
[B] [E7]
You’ll never see me wear a suit of white
[A]
Oh, I’d love to wear a rainbow every day
[B]
[A]nd tell the world that everything’s o-kay
[D] [A] [D] [A]
[B]ut I’ll try to carry off a little darkness on my back
[B] [E7] [A]
Till things are brighter, I’m the man in black

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