You're in the black, in the black, in the black
Ain't it lovely baby, not comin' back
You're in the black, ain't you free

No more threats, no more debts
You're in the black baby, you left it all behind,
But you're still fine, yeah you're fine, still

We wish we could see you,
We thought you might find time to write us now and then

You're free, now and you're lonely
We love you but please do not ask us to pretend
Come home if you want a friend

I'm right on task, since you ask, I'm doing great
Really I am, I don't think, I don't blink,
Just press on press on

I'm doing fine, I'm not inclined to crack
Any time soon, baby you left us all behind,
But we're still fine, I swear we're fine, still

We cry for no reason
Late at night when we run out of thoughtless things to do

You're free, now and you're lonely
Won't you please come home so we can cry with you
I hear that you cry too

We cannot bring you back when home's not home
We can't make you pay debts you will not own
We cannot reason with the unforeseen,
And we can't compromise when there's no in between

But we wanted to see you
We thought you might find time to write us now and then

You're free, now and you're lonely
I love you but please do not ask me to pretend
Come home if you want a friend

You're free, now and you're lonely
We love you but please do not ask us to pretend
Come home if you want a friend

You're in the black, in the black, in the black,
Ain't you lovely baby, ain't you free

We cry for no reason
Late at night when we run out of thoughtless things to do

You're free, now and you're lonely
Please come home so we can cry with you
I hear that you cry too


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    Song MeaningWell, and I'm only responding with what I *think* it means, "In the Black" is a firefly term for the outlying planets which are far from the grasp of The Alliance. The people who live on these planets are free from The Alliance however they live a hard life that lacks in technology and amenities. This song talks about how you can live in these plants and you're free, but you'll be lonely. I'm sure there are other underlying meanings as well, but this is the only one I know of in reference to "in the black".
    Khatamon August 17, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningI've seen Marian in concert, and she described this song as being about Inara and Mal, from the show Firefly. Knowing this it's clear that the song focuses on their relationship after Inara has left Serenity.
    whyhaton February 15, 2013   Link

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