Branded Man Lyrics

Merle Haggard


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Merle Haggard
album: Track 6 in album Golden Classics: 23 Classic Tracks
release date: 1996-8-6
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length: 3:10

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Merle Haggard Golden Classics: 23 Classic Tracks cover art
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I'd like to hold my head up and be proud of who I am
But they won't let my secret go untold
I paid the debt I owed them,but they're still not satisfied
Now I'm a branded man out in the cold

When they let me out of prison,I held my head up high
Determined I would rise above the shame
But no matter where I'm living,the black mark follows me
I'm branded with a number on my name

I'd like to hold my head up and be proud of who I am
But they won't let my secret go untold
I paid the debt I owed them,but they're still not satisfied
Now I'm a branded man out in the cold

If I live to be a hundred,I guess I'll never clear my name
'Cause everybody knows I've been in jai
No matter where I'm living,I've got to tell them where I've been
Or they'll send me back to prison if I fail

I'd like to hold my head up and be proud of who I am
But they won't let my secret go untold
I paid the debt I owed them,but they're still not satisfied
Now I'm a branded man out in the cold

Now I'm a branded man out in the cold


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 (My Friends Are Gonna Be) Strangers
  • 2 Swinging Doors
  • 3 The Bottle Let Me Down
  • 4 I'm a Lonesome Fugitive
  • 5 I Threw Away the Rose
  • 6 Branded Man
  • 7 Sing Me Back Home
  • 8 Mama Tried
  • 9 Hungry Eyes
  • 10 Workin' Man Blues
  • 11 Okie from Muskogee
  • 12 The Fightin' Side of Me
  • 13 Daddy Frank (The Guitar Man)
  • 14 Carolyn
  • 15 It's Not Love (But It's Not Bad)
  • 16 Everybody's Had the Blues
  • 17 If We Make It Through December
  • 18 Things Aren't Funny Anymore
  • 19 Always Wanting You
  • 20 It's All in the Movies
  • 21 I'm Always on a Mountain When I Fall
  • 22 I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink
  • 23 Today I Started Loving You Again