I’d like to see you in black
It’d make me feel like your husband’s dead
I’d like to see you in black
We could make him suffer instead

I’d like to see you in black I'd like to see you in black
I’d like to see you in black I'd like to see you in black

You can’t lie to me Ann
You can’t pretend he isn’t beating you up
I saw the marks on your hands
I saw the blood on your coffee cup

I'd like to see you in black I'd like to see you in black
I'd like to see you in black I'd like to see you in black
I'd like to see you in black I'd like to see you in black
I'd like to see you in black
I'd like to see you in black

The wind plucks your black lace gown
You’re standin’ proudly beside his grave
I see you wearing black
Gently smiling and oh so brave

We’ll run away to Greece
We’ll walk the ruins of the Parthenon
We’ll drink ouzo in our tub
Watch the dust billow ’til the night’s gone

I’d like to see you in black I’d like to see you in black
I’d like to see you in black I’d like to see you in black
I’d love to see you in black I’d love to see you in black
I’d like to see you in black
I’d like to see you in black
In black
In black



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    General CommentA fairly obvious meaning. It's about a woman who has an abusive husband and an admiring outside who wants to see the husband die. Starts with the admirer describing he'd like to see the woman wearing black, since that's generally funeral attire and it ends with the husband dying, or being murdered, neither of which is clear though. And the admirer describes how he envisions them spending time together after the funeral.
    Kosyginon August 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe husband doesn't really die. The singer just envisions her standing beside her husbands grave.
    Noilenon July 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentSomeone trying to convince a woman to kill her husband because he beats her up.
    Cumarison February 20, 2012   Link

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