We touched the walls of the city streets and
Dead ends plain, sadly showed us our ways
Of never asking why

Cast down it was heaven sent and
To the church, no intent to repent on my knees
Just to cry

Until you travel to that place you can't come back
Where the last painting's gone and all that's left is black

Grey nights he's coming to me and
Some day they'll punish my deeds and they'll find
All the crimes

But then they ask when they gonna see them
Then they gonna ask to feel the ghosts, the walls, the dreams
We'll I've got mine

At last those coming came and they never looked back
With blinding stars in their eyes but all they saw was black

Fooled them hoping to seem
Like a slave of evil but the product of greed and
It's not a mass so be honest with me
We can't afford to ignore that I'm the disease

Practical since we had to be and
When they were old they came back to me and they tried
Oh they tried

And when you follow through and wind up on your back
Looking up at those stars in the sky those white clouds have turned it black


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Black Lyrics as written by Daniele Luppi Brian Joseph Burton

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    General CommentI won.
    wishyouwerehere2on September 25, 2012   Link
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    My OpinionThis song is beyond ASTOUNDING...It's a MASTERPIECE, particularly in the context of the brilliant season 4 finale of 'Breaking Bad' It's hard to imagine a song that could fit anywhere near as profoundly as 'Black' did at that point in time. Don't know if the song was written specifically for the episode, or if the talented musical director/coordinator/genius simply continued with his flawless placement and choice of songs, just as he had with all the other songs that made up the fantastic soundtrack of 'Breaking Bad.'
    nat1036029on July 03, 2021   Link
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    General CommentNobody thinks it\'s about a suicide attempt and how you got there?
    Lostsoul000on April 18, 2022   Link

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