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Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Blue On Black




"Blue on Black" is a song by American blues rock band Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band. Written by Shepherd with songwriters Mark Selby and Tia Sillers; Noah Hunt provides the lead vocal. The song was originally released on their second studio album, Trouble Is... (1997).


On April 7, 1998, it was released as a single and spent 42 weeks on the US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and rose to number one, remaining there for six non-consecutive weeks. In 2019, Shepherd teamed up with American heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch, along with country singer Brantley Gilbert and Queen guitarist Brian May for a reworked version of "Blue on Black".


"Blue on Black" was regarded as the best rock song of 1998 by various media, including winning the Billboard Music Award for Rock Track of the Year and the song's popularity helped make Trouble Is... the 1999 Blues Album of the Year in Billboard.





Lyrics


Night

Falls and I'am alone

Skin

Yeah chilled me to the bone

You

Turned and you ran

Oh yea

Oh slipped

Right from my hand

Blue on black

Tears on a river

Push on a shove

It don't mean much

Joker on jack

Match on a fire

Cold on ice

As a dead man's touch

Whisper on a scream

Doesn't change a thing

Doesn't bring you back

Blue on black


Blind

Oh now I see

Truth

Lies and in between

Wrong

Can't be undone

Slipped

From the tip of your tongue


Blue on black

Tears on a river

Push on a shove

It don't mean much

Joker on jack

Match on a fire

Cold on ice

As a dead man's touch

Whisper on a scream

Doesn't change a thing

Doesn't bring you back

Blue on black



Songwriters: Tia Sillers / Mark Selby / Kenny Shepherd

Blue on Black lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group





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