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Man In Black
05-OCT-2006 Jola Dziubinska

Man In Black

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

Thursday Global Informal Challenge ... "BLACK"

Others on the 'Blacklist' today are:
Tomasz #1
Tomasz #2
Chris -
DJ Wixx -
olivierbruning -
John B
John W

See also my alternate photo "Woman in black"

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Norman Richard02-Nov-2008 03:32
I'm a sci-fi fan, I'm a bit dispointed ... no ray guns! :)
Guest 09-Oct-2006 08:45
One of my faves! Your shot and Cash!
Scott Browne07-Oct-2006 20:38
I'm just now catching up with people's entries. Very good idea. Well done.
Eckhart Derschmidt06-Oct-2006 13:32
Now I understand your comment on my entry ;-) There would have been a number of more obvious choices for song&image combinations - "Paint it Black" by the Stones etc. but Johnny Cash is certainly THE man in black (rather than Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith).... Great work!
Susan Leigh06-Oct-2006 08:09
I knew who it was before the image loaded..lovely!! another of my faves who is sorely missed, well done.
Gigi Chan06-Oct-2006 06:01
Beautiful composition and presentation!! Well done!!
Dave Wixx06-Oct-2006 03:03
Cashing in - nicely done.
Donald Verger06-Oct-2006 03:01
i jsut came from a band from finaldn and they did johnny CASH!
how did you find me to link me... a dont understand nothin... but that is ok... thank you! i used someones elses page as a way to steer people to other
best, don
Cindi Smith06-Oct-2006 00:04
The man in black. Great idea!
laine8205-Oct-2006 23:15
Good play on the title, Jola...great work.
JW05-Oct-2006 21:25
Very well thought out. Great presentation of the two pictures
shatterbug05-Oct-2006 21:09
This one's great too! Love your comp and dof, and your idea!
Johnny JAG05-Oct-2006 20:39
THE Man in Black, inspired choice.
wernere0105-Oct-2006 19:42
I couldn´t realize my 'song' idea (it was a different one), you did it. Great idea and execution. Bravo!
chrisse05-Oct-2006 18:57
Love this one Jola, great idea and very well executed.
Carole Stevens05-Oct-2006 18:54
Aw now I wish id thought of this Ive loads of Cash, great idea and lovely angle and light Jola!
Guest 05-Oct-2006 18:53
Johnny Cash and his American Recordings are one of my favorite albums. I've all five albums and the one album not official album with songs who are not on the albums but also produced by Rick Rubin.
I like the composition Jola, so simple as Cash can be and that is a compliment ;)
Lee Rudd05-Oct-2006 18:40
cashblack.... excellent choice
joanteno05-Oct-2006 17:56
Perfect - nice pairing with the song!
Priya Shailesh05-Oct-2006 17:46
Excellent idea, great shot.
Katie Jones05-Oct-2006 17:39
Cool composition
David Royall05-Oct-2006 17:28
Ah yes, very nice.
Veysel Birinci05-Oct-2006 17:09
Very nice composition and presentation... GMV
Chris(tine)05-Oct-2006 16:38
Nice choice. Chris
Deborah Lewis05-Oct-2006 16:35
Good choice and nice shot!
Marijka05-Oct-2006 16:18
John Beck05-Oct-2006 16:17
Never even thought of Johnny Cash. Great idea.
George - Omiros Christakos05-Oct-2006 16:13
Excellent photo Jola. from your best. V.
beverley harrison05-Oct-2006 15:48
i know who he is now!!
Bob B.05-Oct-2006 15:31
Wonderful image and great accompanying text from the Man in Black! v
Bill Ewart Jr05-Oct-2006 14:51
Very clever!!!!!! I thought of a musical theme too, Back in Black or Black Sabbath....missed the whole Cash idea- soooooo glad you thought of him!!!!! Excellent! Big Vote!!!!
zyziza05-Oct-2006 14:46
fine composition and dof!
Monte Dodge05-Oct-2006 14:30
Voted and very nice words. (Read the lyrics to Jethro Tull's song "Dr. Brogenbroom" off the " Living In The Past " Album. Much like your words here.
J. Scott Coile05-Oct-2006 14:12
My favorite so far!
Guest 05-Oct-2006 14:00
excellent composition! voted
faye white05-Oct-2006 13:35
excellent choice Jola!
Matylda Lempel-Chareza Photography05-Oct-2006 13:32
nice idea,Jola !
Yvonne05-Oct-2006 13:25
Hmmm some nice songs on those! Great shot Jola...
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography05-Oct-2006 13:25
Excellent image and fit :)
Ed Goodnight05-Oct-2006 13:24
good choice, Jola
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