I wear the black for the poor and the beaten down, Livin' in the hopeless, hungry side of town,In the intro to his first performance of the song, Johnny Cash revealed he had talked to some of the audience members that weekend, and was inspired to write "Man in Black", revising it a few times before the concert on Wednesday. At the end of the song he received a standing ovation.
I wear it for the prisoner who has long paid for his crime, But still is there because he's a victim of the times.
"Man In Black"
Tempted and tried we're often made to wonder
While there are others living about us