It ain't pretty being easy... (soopageek) wrote,
It ain't pretty being easy...
soopageek

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Johnny Cash

What can you say that hasn't been said in zillions of other different news stories and livejournal postings today?

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 time

I wear the black for those who've 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 doing mighty fine I do suppose
In our streak of lightning cars and fancy clothes
But just so we're reminded of the ones who are held back
Up front there ought to 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 mourning for the lives that could've been
Each week we lose a hundred fine young men

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

Well there's things that never will be right I know
And things may change and 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

Oh I'd love to wear a rainbow every day
And tell the world that everything's okay
But I'll try to carry off a little darkness on my back
'Til things are brighter, I'm the man in black


I'll miss you Johnny.
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