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Country Song of the Week: 'Man in Black'

By November 5, 2012

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johnny cash's man in black album coverJohnny Cash's ex post facto explanation of his wardrobe choices came via his 1971 protest song, "Man in Black."

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.

Election Day is tomorrow!

Image courtesy of Columbia Records


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