"Black Sheep Boy" as written by and Tim Hardin....
Here I am back home again
And I'm here to rest
All they ask is where I've been
Knowing I've been west -

I'm the family's unknown boy
Golden curls and envy hair
Pretty girls with faces fair
See the shine in the black sheep boy -

If you love me let me live in peace
And please understand
That the black sheep can wear the golden fleece
And hold the winning hand

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"Black Sheep Boy" as written by Tim Hardin


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    Song Meaningfrom Wikipedia:
    "Hardin's song, "Black Sheep Boy", apparently tells the story about himself returning to his heroin addiction. The song is said to thematize a visit to his family which caused said relapse after he got offered heroin by a local, after he had been clean for a longer time.
    ...He sold his writers' rights in the late 1970s.
    Tim Hardin died of a heroin overdose in 1980,[7] and his remains are buried in the Twin Oaks Cemetery in Turner, Oregon."
    I think it is a sad song of self-knowledge. ' ...the family's unowned boy ....Golden curls of envied hair'. He had it all except the love of his family, a vacuum which probably led to his overdose. Substance addiction and a health family life don't coexist.
    careyreon March 20, 2013   Link
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    General CommentOMG I LOVE THIS SONG!!
    TiOon November 08, 2008   Link

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