Branded Man

Album: Branded Man (1967)
  • I'd like to hold my head up and be proud of who I am
    But they won't let my secret go untold
    I paid the debt I owed them, but they're still not satisfied
    Now I'm a branded man out in the cold

    When they let me out of prison, I held my head up high
    Determined I would rise above the shame
    But no matter where I'm living, the black mark follows me
    I'm branded with a number on my name

    I'd like to hold my head up and be proud of who I am
    But they won't let my secret go untold
    I paid the debt I owed them, but they're still not satisfied
    Now I'm a branded man out in the cold

    If I live to be a hundred, I guess I'll never clear my name
    'Cause everybody knows I've been in jai
    No matter where I'm living, I've got to tell them where I've been
    Or they'll send me back to prison if I fail

    I'd like to hold my head up and be proud of who I am
    But they won't let my secret go untold
    I paid the debt I owed them, but they're still not satisfied
    Now I'm a branded man out in the cold

    Now I'm a branded man out in the coldWriter/s: MERLE HAGGARD
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Comments: 2

  • Henry O. Godwinn from Wheeling, WvJohn, don't forget about Garth "I don't know who the hell I am this week" Brooks.
  • John from Mansfield, TxMerle Haggard has always been one of my favorite Country singers(Johnny Cash comes in as my all time fave)and was one of those who truly sings from the heart and soul!!
    It's a shame that Nashville constantly gives cutesy blondes*(*Carrie Underwood)and'Hat Acts*(*Toby Keith;Trace Adkins;etal)instead of real country music!!
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