Her close friends have gathered.
Lord, ain't it a shame
Grieving together
Sharing the blame.
But when she was dying
Lord, we let her down.
There's no use cryin'
It can't help her now.

The party's all over
Drink up and go home.
It's too late to love her
And leave her alone.

Just say she was someone
Lord, so far from home
Whose life was so lonesome
She died all alone
Who dreamed pretty dreams
That never came true
Lord, why was she born
So black and blue?
Oh, why was she born
So black and blue?

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Epitaph (Black and Blue) Lyrics as written by Kris Kristofferson Donnie Fritts

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    Song MeaningI've read that he wrote this song about Janis Joplin,after being very despondent over her death and how no one realized how bad off she was.
    ShatteredVinylon August 02, 2014   Link

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