Man In Black

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Originally performed by Johnny Cash

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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

Well, we're doin' mighty fine, I do suppose
In our streak of lightnin' cars and fancy clothes
But just so we're reminded of the ones who are held back
Up front there ought 'a be a Man In Black

I wear it for the sick and lonely old
For the reckless ones whose bad trip left them cold
I wear the black in mournin' for the lives that could have been
Each week we lose a hundred fine young men

And, I wear it for the thousands who have died
Believen' that the Lord was on their side
I wear it for another hundred thousand who have died
Believen' that we all were on their side

Well, there's things that never will be right I know
And things need changin' everywhere you go
But 'til we start to make a move to make a few things right
You'll never see me wear a suit of white

Ah, I'd love to wear a rainbow every day
And tell the world that everything's OK
But I'll try to carry off a little darkness on my back
'Till things are brighter, I'm the Man In Black

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from America's Sweetheart, released January 5, 2016
Written by Johnny Cash. © 2016 Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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IMAJ Dallas, Texas

IMAJ is a multi-talented Country singer-songwriter and humanitarian. and daughter of 80’s TV icon Philip Michael Thomas (Tubbs of Miami Vice).

CMA CloseUp Magazine called IMAJ "The One To Watch" in 2014. She was also labeled "The New Face of Country Music" by QueenLatifah.com. Her debut single "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner" charted on Music Row and reached New and Active on the Billboard.
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