I looked around the other day, I talked with several of you, and we asked each other a lot of questions.
I asked you questions, you asked me questions, and an idea for a song started brewing then.
And since I saw you last Saturday, I wrote this song.
And I just finished writing this song, the fourth or fifth rewrite this morning,.
so that's why I've got to have the courage to remind myself of what A
the words are of the last version I wrote.
This song is a very personal thing, I suppose you might say, but it's the way I feel about a lot of things.
This song is called The Man in Black.
_ _ _ .
_ _ _ Well, you wonder why I always dress in black.
_ Why you never see bright colors on B
my back. D
And why A
does my appearance D
always have a A
Well, there's a reason for the things that E
I have on.
I _ A
wear the black for the poor and the beaten down.
_ _ Living in the hopeless, B
hungry side of town.
And I A
wear it for the prisoner who has D
paid for his crime. B
But still is there because he's a victim of E
I wear the black for those who've never read.
_ _ Or listened to the words that B
the road to happiness D
through love and A
you'd think he's talking straight to E
you and me.
we're doing mighty fine, I do suppose.
_ In our streak of lightning, cars and B
But just A
so we're reminded D
of the A
ones who are held back. B
Up front there ought to be a E
man in black.
_ _ A
I wear it for the sick and lonely old.
For the reckless one whose bad B
trip left him cold.
I Bm A
wear the black in mourning D
for the lives A
it could have been. B
Each week we lose a hundred E
fine young men.
yes, I wear it for the thousands who have _ died.
Believing that the Lord was B
on their side. G
And I A
wear it for another D
hundred thousand A
who have died. B
Believing that we all were E
on their A
Well, _ _ A
there's things that never will be right, I know.
_ And things need changing everywhere B
we start to make a D
move to make a few A
things right. B
You'll never see me wear a E
suit of white _ .
I'd love to wear a rainbow every day.
To tell the world that B
everything's okay _ .
I can carry off a D
darkness on my back.
things are brighter, _ E
I'm the man A
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