MAN OF BLACK 21/11/95

by

Chronofus

I'M DOWN IN THE PIT DOING MY TIME

AD MY ONLY CRIME IS BELIEVING IN YOU

SO CARRY ME DOWN IN A WOODEN BOX

AND BURY ME DEEP IN THE GROUND

 

FROM ONE WORLD OF BLACK TO ANOTHER WORLD OF BLACK

ONLY THIS ONE IS WITHOUT YOU

LIGHTNING STRIKES AND THUNDER ROLLS

NOTHING IS LIKE IT WAS BEFORE

 

GET FOUR DEMONS OF THE NIGHT TO CARRY MY COFFIN

THREE VIRGINS IN WHITE TO CARRY THE ROSES OF MY CROWN

TAKE THE BOTTLE FROM MY HAND AND PICK ME UP FROM THE ROAD

AND TELL ME EVERYTHING IS OK

 

DRESS ME UP IN BLACK DEEP AND VELVET BLACK

AND DON'T EVER MENTION YOU

CROSS MY HEART AND HOPE TO DIE

IT'LL NEVER BE LIKE BEFORE

 

LET ME BURN IN THE PIT & FACE MY FEARS

FEED THE FIRE AND LET THE FLAMES CONSUME ME

BREAK THE BOTTLE AT MY FEET & LET ITS DEMON FREE

& LET IT JOIN THE RANKS OF THOSE THAT TEASE & TORMENT ME

 

AND WHEN YOU GREET ME CALL ME THE MAN OF BLACK

AND NEVER WONDER WHY THE TRAIN LEFT THE TRACK

JUST LEAVE THE BAGGAGE ON THE ROAD AND LET MY FIRES BURN

AND PRAY TO YOUR GOD IT'LL NEVER BE YOUR TURN

 

GIVE ME A MARBLE HEADSTONE & CARVE MY NAME WITH PRIDE

& ALWAYS REMEMBER NO ONE CAN TURN THE TIDE

BURY ME BENEATH THE SHADIEST OF TREES

GET DOWN BEFORE YOUR GOD ON BENDED KNEES

 

STEEPLE YOUR HANDS AND BOW YOUR HEAD AND MAKE YOUR SILENT WISH

THAT YOUR GOD WILL NEVER LET IT END LIKE THIS

CRUSH YOUR SOUL UNDER HER HEEL GRIND IT INTO THE DUST

USE YOU & ABUSE YOU AND BREAK YOUR TRUST

 

I'LL FIND A WAY OUT OF THIS EVEN IF IT'S THROUGH A BOTTLE

I'LL RACE UP TO THE SKY AND TAKE OFF FULL THROTTLE

I'LL FIND A WAY TO FIND SOME COLOUR THERE'S SURELY SOME IN THIS WORLD

LIKE A PHOENIX I'LL RISE UP AND CONQUER THIS WORLD

 

BLACK IS THE COLOUR AND THE NUMBER IS ONE

STAR IN THE NIGHT SKY ARE JUST SUNS

BUT THE STARS IN YOUR EYES AREN'T WHAT THEY SEEM

YOU KNOW YOU NEVER WERE A GOOD DREAM