Man in Black

Johnny Cash


writers: Johnny R. Cash
album: Track 5 in album Man in Black
release date: 1971-5
popularity : 47 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,
And why does my appearance seem to have a somber tone.

Livin' in the hopeless, hungry side of town,
But is there because he's a victim of the times.
I wear the black for those who never read,
About the road to happiness through love and charity,

In our streak of lightnin' cars and fancy clothes,
Up front there ought 'a be a Man In Black.
I wear it for the sick and lonely old,
I wear the black in mournin' for the lives that could have been,

Believen' that the Lord was on their side,
Believen' that we all were on their side.
Well, there's things that never will be right I know,
But 'til we start to make a move to make a few things right,

And tell the world that everything's OK,
'Till things are brighter, I'm the Man In Black


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