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Man In Black

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Lyrics

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.
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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.
full lyrics

Features of This Track

country roots
folk influences
extensive vamping
thru composed melodic style
major key tonality
a dynamic male vocalist
acoustic rhythm guitars
political lyrics
an upbeat two-step feel
hard swingin' rhythm

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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I'm going to start wearing more black
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I will think of this song everytime I wear black from now on.
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Such a beautiful sad song. But still has hope.
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nicocamp02
He is a legend playing on my Rage against the machine radio
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Yes...... :))
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Freaking legend rip hope to meet in heaven someday
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pbsd76
:))
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pbsd76
:))
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... a black Stetson
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Black is too hot
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Cool Man in Black
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Yeh buddy
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Cool.
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Tell em Cash.
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Johnny "the man in black" cash.
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Hey pale rider! I l like your point!!
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I only were black!! No I'm not goth!! I know what is going on!!. Love this!
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firecop947
Cash is country music. Johnny the man.
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He is the oregonal MIB
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The man in black stands the test of time with any other social unrest song ever written. Terrific stuff
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The black represents all the collective stains of humanity....
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I'm wearing black right now because its my uniform ...and I am the man of death! If you're a bed bug that is!!! Lol I'm the boss 2 all you bed bugs!!! Recognize... I will defeat you!!!
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I Love YOU Johnny!!! You wear black so nobody notices you when you walk in on my Miss Fits station. Lol A true legend in & of music!!!
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kotverge
What's lady gag-ahs version
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We all miss jonny
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Find roger willismd
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Anyone who likes lady gag-ah's version better than the original must be hitting the crack pipe
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R.I.P. to the original Man In Black!
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Y'all are dumb as hell y'all ain't country enough to get it
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Johnny cash just did a emo song xD
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Classic!!!
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I was just listening to minor threat! What the f**k is going on?
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This song is good, but I like lady gaga's version of this song better.
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Like Hans.lain.. Ive never listened to cash until recently I'm blown away
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hans.lain
Never listened to Johnny Cash intentionall y in the past but hearing it now on my Rage Against the Machine channel... and I dig his stuff.
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Plain-spoken , heart-on-his sleeve, straight-tal k i n g . He should have run for president.
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well spoken indeed
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Nice
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Well spoken
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This is so true for this world and meaning he gave a damn and he stuck to his beleifes ,a good man he was
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It took until today (I'm sixty)to notice
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This song truly is timeless. Simply amazing.
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One of the best songs ever recorded.
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perfect

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