Cowboy Junkies – Black Eyed Man Lyrics

COWBOY JUNKIES
Black Eyed Man Lyrics

Black eyed man he took the blame
For the poisoning of the well
They found this shoes by the pulley
They found his fingerprints all over the pail

Black eyed man I’m warning you
The people around here
Will not be sued by a simple line or two

Yes your honor I do solemnly swear
That I saw him late last night
Dancing barefoot, bathed in light
And reaching for every star in sight

Yes I did go to him
But completely against my will
Yes he did things to me
Things of which I dream of still

Black eyed man I’m warning you
What I say is what you’ll do
To hell with love and truth

I always meant to say I’m sorry
For all the things I said and did
I’m sorry, I feel better now, do you?

But you promised me the sky
And fell short a star or two
What else did you expect me to do?

Black eyed man he took the blame
For the poisoning of the well
They found his shoes by the pulley
They found his fingerprints all over the pail

And with a noose around his neck
Cicadas trilling everywhere
He says to the people gathered round him
“It ain’t the water that’s not right around here”

Black eyed man I’m thirsty dear
Be a love and bring some water here
Drawn fresh from the well

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