Who Sang That's Why the Man in Black Sings the Blues? Billy Joe Shaver

Billy Joe Shaver Freedom's Child cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2002-11-19
Genre: Rock
length: 2:35
There's a drug dealer selling to your children everyday
He's rotten evil, but he ain't nobody's fool
He's dealin' death and livin' high, off your hard-earned pay
That's why The Man In Black sings the blues

That's why The Man In Black sings the blues
Why should children, why should women be abused
There's so precious few among us walking in the Savior's shoes
That's why The Man In Black sings the blues

We've got to stamp out hunger all around the planet Earth
We've got to be our weapons in the clouds
We've got to ban these bombs I say
We've got to save our lives

We've got to do it all startin' now
That's why The Man In Black sings the blues
Why the farmer and his crops we're saving too
So every workin' stiff across this land won't have to lose
That's why The Man In Black sings the blues

The first Americans were the riskiest human beings
They saved us all that first Thanksgiving Day
Like the older folks behind, walkin' in the welfare line
Their trail of tears grows longer by the way

That's why The Man In Black sings the blues
Why should any human being be abused
There's so precious few among us walking in the Savior's shoes
That's why The Man In Black sings the blues

That's why The Man In Black sings the blues

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Hold on to Yours (and I'll Hold on to Mine)
  • 2 Freedom's Child
  • 3 That's Why the Man in Black Sings the Blues
  • 4 Honey Chile
  • 5 Good Ol' U.S.A.
  • 6 Day by Day
  • 7 Corsicana Daily Sun
  • 8 That's What She Said Last Night
  • 9 Drinkin' Back
  • 10 We
  • 11 Wild Cow Gravy
  • 12 Deja Blues
  • 13 Magnolia Mother's Love
  • 14 Merry Christmas to You
  • 15 Eddy Shaver / Necessary Evil