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
TuningE A D G B E

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

…………*…………

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 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
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

…………*…………

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 okay
But I’ll try to carry off a little darkness on my back
‘Til things are brighter, I’m the Man In Black



Well, you wonder why I always dress in black

Why you never see bright colors on my back

nd why does my appearance seem to have a sombre 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 prisoner who has long paid for his crime

ut 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

bout the road to happiness through love and charity

Why, you’d think He’s talking straight to you and me

Well, we’re doing mighty fine I do suppose

In our streak of lightning cars and fancy clothes

ut 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 mourning for the lives that could have been

Each week we lose a hundred fine young men

nd I wear it for the thousands who have died

elieving that the Lord was on their side

I wear it for another hundred thousand who have died

elieving that we all were on their side

Well, there’s things that never will be right I know

nd things need changing everywhere you go

ut till we start to make a move to make a few things right

You’ll never see me wear a suit of white

Oh, I’d love to wear a rainbow every day

nd tell the world that everything’s o-kay

ut 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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