Manfred Mann’s Earth Band Black and Blue Lyrics

Messin' Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Messin'
  • 2 Buddah
  • 3 Cloudy Eyes
  • 4 Get Your Rocks Off
  • 5 Sadjoy
  • 6 Black and Blue
  • 7 Mardi Gras Day
  • I been working so hard my back's near broke
    My brows are wet, my throat's a-choke
    You sent me here for ten long years
    I miss my whiskey, I miss my beer
    Well in my arm there's a dreadful pain
    It's hard digging ditches with a ball and chain

    I been working so hard my back's near broke
    My brows are wet, my throat's a-choke
    You sent me here for ten long years
    I miss my whiskey, I miss my beer
    Ain't seen a gal since I don't know when
    And the way you treat me won't see one again

    You can beat me
    You can try to break me
    Still I'll say to you
    You'll never break my spirit
    When my body's black and blue

    Well in my arm there's a dreadful pain
    It's hard digging ditches with a ball and chain
    You broke my back 'cause I spat on a guard
    That don't make me no better, that just makes me hard
    Your water it stinks 'cause it comes from a bog
    And the food you serve me ain't fit for a dog

    Well, you can beat me
    You can try to break me
    But still I'll say to you
    You'll never break my spirit
    When my body's black and blue

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