Song Name: Man In Black

Songwriter: M. DeHarp

Copyright: 2003

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Lyrics:

They called him the man
They called him the man
Sometimes they called him a creep
But now they take it back.

Donīt feel the pain
Ainīt got no shame
Laying under them cold clean sheets
On a long dark night.

Watching the paint dry on the wall
Funny there ainīt no pain at all
Pretty soon he should be feeling fine
Though the doctors said there werenīt much hope
This ainīt nothing like heīd been told
Funny the way things get so clear
Just īcause you know
You gonna die.

They should have left his boots in the corner
He might still feel like taking a wander
Thereīs a full moon out the window.

Heīs longing for the warmth of a hand
The touch of a lover
The voice of a friend
But itīs late
And they all went home

So heīs staring long and hard at the ceiling
Wondering if in the end
He could have done better
Memories go by,
Betrayals and warnings,
Bits and pieces of songs that heīll never sing:
Soon itīll be morning
There wonīt be no time
Anymore...

Chorus (to sing: "La.Lala" etc)

They called him the man (x2)
Sometimes they called him a thief
But now they take it back

Donīt feel the pain
Ainīt got no shame
Laying under them cold clean sheets
On a long dark night.
Soon heīll be letting up
Soon heīll be letting go
Down to the other side
Heīs gonna let it flow
And in every juke joint in the land
Theyīll be singing his songs īcause he was the man
In black

Chorus (x3)