"Blue On Black" as written by Kenny W. Shepherd, Tia M. Sillers and Mark Selby....
Night
Falls and I'am alone
Skin
Yeah chilled me to the bone
You
Turned and you ran
Oh yea
Oh slipped
Right from my hand
Blue on black
Tears on a river
Push on a shove
It don't mean much
Joker on jack
Match on a fire
Cold on ice
As a dead man's touch
Whisper on a scream
Doesn't change a thing
Doesn't bring you back
Blue on black

Blind
Oh now I see
Truth
Lies and in between
Wrong
Can't be undone
Slipped
From the tip of your tongue

Blue on black
Tears on a river
Push on a shove
It don't mean much
Joker on jack
Match on a fire
Cold on ice
As a dead man's touch
Whisper on a scream
Doesn't change a thing
Doesn't bring you back
Blue on black


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"Blue on Black" as written by Kenny W. Shepherd, Tia M. Sillers, Mark Selby

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    General Commenti think this songs bout his woman cheatin on him

    blind, oh, now i see
    truth, lies, and in between
    wrong, cant be undone
    oh slipped, from the tip of
    your tounge

    ? reminds me of someone...bitch
    monkeyman88on August 05, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think this song starts out telling about a guy telling about the pain he goes through every day dealing with the pain and emptyness that he goes through in times when he is alone and has nothing to keep his mind off the pain. And nothing he does can mask or take away the pain. It is all irrelevant " Blue on Black, tears on a river, push on a shove, etc. And then the second part is him reliving the last thing or things that she said to him for the last time. Hes had enough and he comes to terms "blind now i see" with the fact that she is gone and never coming back. And there is nothing he can do about it once again because whatever he does is irrelevant because she will never change. Im going through a divorce right now so maybe I am seeing it through different eyes. But this song is helping me out alot. I always thought it was just a bad ass upbeat song and never listened to the words really until recently. Now its an even more badass song that not only has bad ass music but heart, soul, and realness. I know the guy who wrote this experienced alot of pain and put it into lyrics. Awesome, thats what real music is about. Its the difference between just a catchy pop song that is only written to sell records and true music. Pretty much all of Kenny Wayne Shepherd songs are that way. Dying breed.....
    angus58on January 25, 2012   Link
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    General CommentHe did her wrong. He regrets it and nothing he says or does can bring her back. Because....just like the words that "slipped from the tip of her tongue", "Wrong can't be undone"
    12sws27on March 04, 2014   Link
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    General Commenti gotta admit this song is catchy as hell :)
    SteptOnB1tchon July 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI really can't beleive that a lot of people only know Kenny Wayne because of this song!! This song is fuckin sweet but if you like this then get one of his cd's because there is more where this came from!! "Joker on Jack" and "Whisper on a scream" says to me that no matter what you do someone will be there to top you and take what you were working for. Like this guy/girl you want and think you have her/him with a whisper but here comes someone that out does you with a scream. Then you try every thing you can to get them back. But no matter what it won't happen then you lose yourself "doesn't bring you back" But that is just I get from it. I have been listening to Kenny Wayne since I was like 10 years old when he first started. In fact I think he might have been around before that?! Any way this song rocks.
    Kaekuraon July 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commentshiit i got all 3 of his cds there all the shit man whoever aint gott any of his cds ceeds to check him out
    skateron July 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthell yes Kenny is fuckin awesome!!
    Kaekuraon August 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe way I interpret this song is that he said or did something to his girl that caused him to lose her, and it was so bad that no matter what he does to get her back, he knows it'll never outweigh what he said or did to lose her in the first place.
    Things like "blue on black," "cold on ice," whisper on a scream," are things that seem insignificant and even get lost under the force of the other.
    So whatever he can say now to try to make up for it, is like blue on black - overpowered by the original deed, so it won't bring her back.
    Or, considering the line "slipped from -your- tongue," this could also mean the other way around - somebody hurt him so badly that no matter what she does - well, you get the picture. It's a bit confusing as this sort of contradicts "doesn't bring you back."
    Shadoglareon June 11, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI dunno that the line 'doesn't bring you back' necessarily has to refer to literaly getting someone back to him, but it could also be seen the terms of bringing yourself back, back to a place or time before the mistakes you made. But we see in the line "wrong, cant be undone" he's finding little consolation in the reality that mistakes cannot be undone. Especially big ones. We can't go back and relive anything with the knowledge we have in the present, even if we all wish we could. As for the course and the comparisons he outlines for us (ie; tears on a river, push on a shove) I think it's pretty obvious in outlining the idea of too little too late. Something like tears, when put in contrast to an entire river, are small and inconsequential. Like many of our actions day to day.
    nick^whoreon October 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI believe this song represents a failure. Some one who has reached the a place where few people have or every will. He is questioning the very truths which govern his total existance. This is a song about a man who is waiting to die.
    jpampson January 06, 2006   Link

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