Capo 2 C Well, you wonder why I always dress in black. C D Why you never see bright colors on my back, and F C F C Why does my appearance, seem to have a sombre tone, D G7 Well, there's a reason for the things that I have on. C I wear the black for the poor and the beaten down, C D Livin' in the hopeless, hungry side of town. F C F C I wear it for the prisoner, who has long paid for his crime. D G7 But is there because he's a victim of the times. C I wear the black for those, who've never read, C D Or listened to the words, that Jesus said, F C F C About the road to happiness, through love and charity, C G7 Why, you'd think he's talking straight to you and me. C Well, we're doin' mighty fine, I do suppose, C D In our streak-of-lightnin' cars and fancy clothes, F C But just so we're reminded, of, F C The ones who are held back, C G7 Up front there oughta be a man in black. C I wear it for the sick and lonely old, C D For the reckless ones, whose bad trip left them cold, F C I wear the black in mournin', F C For the lives that could have been, C G7 Each week we lose a hundred fine young men. And C I wear it for the thousands who have died, C D Believin' that the Lord was on their side, F C F I wear it for another hundred thousand C Who have died, C G7 Believin' that we all were on their side. C Well, there's things that never C Will be right, I know, and C D Things need changin' ev'rywhere you go, F C But 'til we start to make a move, F C To make a few things right, C G7 You'll never see me wear a suit of white. C Aw! I'd love to wear a rainbow every day, and D Tell the world that ev'rything's OK, F C F C But I'll try to carry off a little darkness on my back, C G7 C 'Til things are brighter, I'm the man in black.
2020-09-23 Cash Johnny – Man In Black