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...Well we're doin' 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 oughta 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 have been
Each week we lose a hundred fine young men

And I wear it for the thousands who have died
Believin' that the Lord was on their side
I wear it for another hundred thousand who have died
Believin' 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 till 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
Till things're brighter I'm the man in black

Replies: 4 Confessions

Ow ow ow.
It's a bad week indeed when we have to give up Warren Zevon and Johnny Cash. I thought I was torn up enough yesterday listening to the sons and daughters of the twin towers recalling the names of the dead. Losing Johnny Cash is like being beaten on a bruise.

elavil @ 09/12/2003 07:57 AM CST

wow, this weeks is brutal. john ritter, too. that's a total shock, at least johnny is with june in a much better place.

RIP the man in black.

i can't wait to get home & pay some homage, crank up the cash, and remember those lost this week.

miss ellen @ 09/12/2003 10:37 AM CST

between zevon, 9-11, and cash, I just couldn't be arsed to get out of bed. thank god for mental health days.

wckg is playing Hurt right now. man this is breaking my heart.

shechemist @ 09/12/2003 05:05 PM CST

One of the best performers in the world. I have loved him since I first saw him, 47 years ago. I'm glad I have most of his recordings.Amy,you know how much I liked him, and you grew up with him, like it or not.

Mom C @ 09/12/2003 05:14 PM CST

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