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Born And Raised In Black And White

This song is by The Highwaymen and appears on the album Highwayman 2 (1990).

This song has been covered by…
(Waylon Jennings)
The wind blows hard across the Texas plains
Makes some people go insane
While others quietly pray for rain
That's where we came from
Two boys playing in the burning sun
One with books,one with guns
Mama calls but just one comes
(Willie Nelson)
The other one runs

(All)
In a crystal sense of wrong and right
We were born and raised in black and white
One learned to pray,one loved to fight
We were born and raised in black and white
We were born and raised in black and white

(Kris Kristofferson)
Brother took to the gospel road
Spent his whole live saving souls
When he looked at me his blood ran cold
He didn't even try
(Waylon Jennings)
I had no dreams,i had no plans
But a gun felt good in my right hand
The warden asked how come you killed that man
I said I don't know why

(All)
Welcome home said the hot moonlight
We were born and raised in black and white
One lives to pray,one prays for life
We were born and raised in black and white
We were born and raised in black and white

(Waylon Jennings)
Someone handed me a cigarette
They offered me my last request
I asked my mortal soul be blessed
By someone close to me
He came to me with trembling hands
He swore he'd never understand
I said it's just what life had planned
It's destiny

(All)
Don't waste your tears on me tonight
We were born and raised in black and white
I chose the dark,you chased the light
We were born and raised in black and white
We were born and raised in black and white

(Willie Nelson)
The wind blows hard across the Texas plains
Makes some people go insane
(Waylon Jennings)
While others quietly pray for rain

Written by:

Don Cook and John Barlow Jarvis