man in black

Nachdem ich sehr angetan bin von der Johnny Cash – VI, hier mal eins meiner Lieblingslieder…

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!


2 Antworten auf „man in black“


  1. 1 kham 16. März 2010 um 15:55 Uhr

    eh mann, da kommst du mit so nem standartlied, das eh alle kennen
    wanted man ist geil und handelt von mir

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpI9A9fxRH4

  2. 2 kham 16. März 2010 um 22:43 Uhr

    ach ja, der text:

    Wanted man in California,
    Wanted man in Buffalo
    Wanted man in Kansas City,
    Wanted man in Ohio

    Wanted man in Mississippi,
    Wanted man in ol‘ Cheyenne

    Wherever you might look tonight you might see this wanted man

    I might be in Colorado,
    Or Georgia by the sea
    Working for some man who may not know at all who I might be

    If you ever see me coming and if you know who I am
    Don‘t you breathe it to nobody ’cause you know I‘m on the lamb

    Wanted man by Lucy Watson,
    Wanted man by Jeannie Brown
    Wanted man by Nellie Johnson,
    Wanted man in this next town

    I‘ve had all that I wanted of a lot of things I‘ve had
    And a lot more than I needed of some things that turned out bad

    I got sidetracked in El Paso,
    Stopped to get myself a map
    Went the wrong way in Pleura with Juanita on my back

    Went to sleep in Shreveport,
    Woke up in Abilene
    Wonderin‘ why I‘m wanted at some town half way in between

    Wanted man in Albuquerque,
    Wanted man in Syracuse
    Wanted man in Tallahassee,
    Wanted man in Baton Rouge

    There’s somebody set to grab me
    Anywhere that I might be
    And wherever you might look tonight
    You might get a glimpse of me

    Wanted man in California,
    Wanted man in Buffalo
    Wanted man in Kansas City,
    Wanted man in Ohio

    Wanted man in Mississippi,
    Wanted man in ol‘ Cheyenne

    Wherever you might look tonight you might see this wanted man

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