Man in Black Song Lyrics

Johnny Cash


writers: Johnny R. Cash
album: Track 5 in album Man in Black
release date: 1971-5
popularity : 214 users have visited this page.
genres: Blues Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock/Country
length: 2:53
producer: Johnny Cash
lyricist: Johnny Cash
composer: Johnny Cash

Album Information

label: Columbia
country(area): United States
format: Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Johnny Cash Man in Black cover art


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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.


Track Listing

Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Preacher Said, 'Jesus Said'
  • 2 Orphan of the Road
  • 3 You've Got a New Light Shining in Your Eyes
  • 4 If Not for Love
  • 5 Man in Black
  • 6 Singin' in Viet Nam Talkin' Blues
  • 7 Ned Kelly
  • 8 Look for Me
  • 9 Dear Mrs.
  • 10 I Talk to Jesus Every Day