For the few who read my blog these days you will know music is saving my life these days, I love Eminem to Johnny Cash and all in-between; I was brought up with parents who were living in this time of the musical revolution that changed music forever. The story of Johnny Cash is one of mystery really. The movie ‘Walk The Line’ with Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon tells a story and it is close, but there is not 100% truth to a few of the stories played out the awesome movie, but that is Hollywood, from the day I remember hearing this guy sing I loved him, when I got older and understood his love for June Carter I was in awe. He lost his brother at a young age, went to War and JUST TRIED, when people told him he couldn’t, he DID, and what a life he lived. This is the full movie ‘Walk The Line’ <Click for movie) Also this is not my link for the movie, so I am not the owner. I love this song and the lyrics just speak to my soul. Call me sad, stupid, idiotic, but I know my place in my World and, be it good or bad, I can only say I try to own it best I can. Respect to anyone and everyone..R.I.P Johnny and June, you showed us what the magic of music can create
Johnny Cash – Man in Black (from Man in Black: Live in Denmark)
Via JohnnyCashVEVO on You Tube
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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