Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Blue On Black Lyrics

Night, falls, and I'm alone
Skin, yeah, chilled me to the bone
You, turned and you ran,
Oh yeah
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
A dead man's touch
Whisper on a scream
Doesn't change a thing
Don't bring you back
Blue on black
Oh yeah, blue on black

Blind, oh, now i see
Truth, lies, and in between
Wrong, cant be undone
Oh 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
A dead mans touch
Whisper on a scream
Doesn't change a thing
Doesn't bring you back, yeah
Blue on black
Oh, blue on black
Oh, yeah

[guitar solo]

[Chorus (2x):]
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
Is a dead man's touch
Whisper on a scream
Doesn't change a thing
Don't bring you back
Blue on black
Oh yeah, blue on black

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
Is a dead mans touch
Whisper on a scream
Doesn't change a thing
Doesn't bring you back
Blue on black
Oh, blue on black
Oh wha oh, blue on black
Oh, blue on black

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd Blue On Black Comments
  1. C Miller

    Great song, still listening in 2020

  2. Jerod Lee

    This place dont mean shit.. Just get out.. It's all just blue on black.. Love this song forever 💘

  3. Da Squirrel

    KWS is prettier than 99.9% of my girlfriends

    [edit] I ain't nuthin' to write home about

  4. slomo1010

    Fasterproms sent me here.

  5. Ninja

    Father timing sent me .

  6. Chris

    Here from Jeremy @FasterProms' recommendation....I completely forgot about this song

  7. Thomas Mirando

    This song pretty much describes my life. Blue on Black

  8. 300bpm

    legendary fucking song

  9. UnixEDU

    heard this in the car a few days ago, now it'll be stuck in my damn head for a few weeks. fargin' bastages.

  10. Duey Jones

    Shocked he isn’t driving a mopar

  11. Plamen Dimitrov

    Who else landed here because of FFDP cover?

  12. Michael R. Sawyer

    this song has gotten a major resurgence thanks to 5 Finger Death Punch's cover. This song's lyrics just screams Metal and FFDP did an awesome job.

  13. RockStar 25

    This song still rocks, I still can’t believe Kenny Wayne Shepherd agreed to do the 5FDP cover.

  14. museluvr

    Even in 2020 this song is epic.. such a great songwriter and vocalist. I find it odd the dark haired man is singing on stage, when Kenny' the blonde beside him.

  15. Kat Masterson

    Had that car in the '67 insidr and out copper. Sequential signals caused a 100 cars following..changing lanes..speeding like hell..until the man stopped lil old me? He came up from the back of the line.
    I did snicker..I-90 in eastern Montana.
    Fun share.
    Love KWS. Saw him when hr was starting on thr road.
    Kalamazoo or 100 or less from it 🙊

  16. Raymond Gorney Jr

    How in the "hell" do you dislike this song, you morons SUCK!!! Enjoy your Taylor Swift pussies...

  17. randy seniuk

    makes me cry every time i play it

  18. joebaby1975

    I know this was filmed years ago. But. Can you say peter framton?

  19. sheri


  20. Rob Andert

    Nothing beats that original Southern Rock, in my opinion.

  21. Melissa Dana

    KWS is a killer guitarist and a decent singer in his own right, but Noah Hunt's voice sends shivers down your spine.

  22. lilistarlet37

    What a great song, I remember listening to it in high school.

  23. Maurice Cardinal

    One of my all time favorite's!

  24. GOD&GUNS

    This song was way before its time!

  25. Spider Monkey

    I remember I had just buried my little boy 2yrs old . You were so nice played this several times for me...thank Marilee

  26. Macarena Gana K

    Esta buena buen grupo q no conozco pero parece otro grupo la de stone temple pilots?y el coro guns and roses
    Nickelback igual era bueno

  27. Michael Herrera

    The song is fantastic. The problem is the video is all about him. He didn't hardly even blink at his band which is kind of horseshit when you make a video

  28. Rae Goins

    I used to clean his apartment in Shreveport. He's a great guy

  29. Hank Igoe

    best brady bunch haircut/blues soloing ratio in the business

  30. Jill Brown

    I never get tired of this one or watching Kenny Wayne play guitar! ❤️

  31. Andy Granatelli

    I was driving in Texas in 1997 and this song came over the radio. So, I pull over at a pay phone, call information, get the number of the radio station and ask, “ Who sings the song you just played?” Then I wrote it down and went home and bought the CD.

  32. mcq413

    I've played this entire cd so many times.. I'm surprised the cd still plays. Yes, I still listen to cds. 😂


    I only listen to cd's, never downloaded a song/album in my life.


    @Charles Envosoft
    It still is an amazing album. ☺

    John Carpenter

    mcq413 I still listen to cd’s too. They sound better and louder then wireless. I have about 40 audiobook titles.

    Al Twobears

    What the hell was Napster for anyway??

  33. TuLipBaby

    I Could Never Get Burnt Out Watching/Listening to This.. God Love Noahs Voice ~ Love Kenny's Guitar Playin~

  34. Kathy Jean

    Merry Christmas.

  35. 80something

    Bet they didn’t know how classic of a song this would become and how much impact it would have....they were so young! This song is perfect in every way

  36. Brett -

    Five finger death punch brought me here

  37. Edison jose Gómez ledesma

    Listen 2019 forever

  38. Raymond Pfarr Radermacher

    I love this song. My mom passed away in 2009. And back in the day she only had a radio. So everytime she heard those first chords she would yell and say, "hey shut up my song is on " so in her memory I picked up the guitar and learned it. That's why I covered it. I love that song.

    Tonya Scarlett


    Jesse Scott

    Sorry for your loss man this song makes me think of the wonderful times as a kid with my parents teaching me the best music their is in life!

  39. Direct Pressure

    12/21/2019 @ 7:52am EST & there's 989 people that disliked this? Why? Who hurt you people?

  40. Julie Gray

    I'd rather be beat up then that badass song on me 😈

  41. mt me

    Dear Gents ...
    would you mind and let me know the exactly description / model of this beautiful sounding TAKAMINE acoustic guitar?
    I much appreciate and wish you a merry christmas form Germany.
    Best regards
    Markus ( a huge fan of you song/band/way of your guitar playing style)

  42. chris dunn


  43. Joey Cross

    This song is about Doctor Manhattan

  44. Dave Stinson

    What a good tune. Wish i had found it yrs ago. Like this is whst u play on loud speakers all night long!!!!!!. So glad i discovered this song

  45. Point7 Point7

    How a guy can write a rock classic like this and to my knowledge never write an even decent song again makes no sense. It makes you wonder if he even wrote it.

  46. MichaelChiklisCares

    The Shield Season 2 episode The Quick Fix we hear this beautiful song, Aceveda comes to visit Vic Mackey's household.

  47. leslie spall

    Where have I been all my life I have been to hundreds if not thousands of gigs and yet I only saw KWSB for the first time last summer I must be crazy

  48. Ken Wood

    Death punch screwed it up. Horrible.

  49. Littlewings P

    2:53 reason i love guitar plays

  50. j r

    That is an exquisite recording.

  51. Rita St. John Stiles

    Blue on Black I love this Kenny Wayne

  52. 414MrMilwaukee

    Put this in GTA 6

  53. ItzDarkkinx

    when music was good

  54. 15seconds99

    00:44 burning the coal

  55. The Magnificent Seven!

    Anyone know who "she" is?
    Liv Tyler?

  56. nsealjosh

    So glad!
    Gonna get to watch em at The Mahindra Blues Fest 2020 in Mumbai

  57. Paul McGrath

    I loved this before videos were a integral component of a musician's presentation packet. Kinda cool to watch 30 years after "Trouble Is" release

  58. Jensen Tiberius Hook

    I'll always love the original, but the remake he did with Five Finger Death Punch is very awesome as well.

  59. Ho Fla

    Featured in the TV sries THE SHIELD

    The Magnificent Seven!

    Best television series ever!

  60. Donald Davis

    Awesome I dig KWS 🎶🎼🎵🎸💙

  61. Diana Peterson

    Great song

  62. DV RR

    Anyone knows which guitar did they used to record this track? ? Thanks

  63. scott p

    The long haired blonde guy plays his guitar with a lot of the passion of Peter Frampton (including his trademark body and face movements Pete always makes while playing), the solo riff at the end reminded me of Peter's "Do you feel like we do " jam sections. thought it might be Peter's son at first, he kinda looks like him and his son plays guitar/sings Vocals in a band as well.

    scott p

    Littlewings P , what I don't get is, if the blonde guy is Kenny Wayne Shepherd, then why is the dark haired guy singing..... Are you sure the blonde guy is Kenny Wayne Shepherd because shouldn't he be singing?

    Littlewings P

    @scott p this band name is 'Kenny wayne sheperd band'
    singer is Noah Hunt, the band's lead vocalist.But the name of the band is the name of the guitarist

    scott p

    Littlewings P very good thank you for clearing that up for me...... I was a little confused but now I'm okay....... I'm kind of a stickler for accuracy, especially in my music..... It appears you're very knowledgeable as well, thank you..... With that being said, does that mean the lady in the video is his girlfriend or wife cuz she is hot.

    Littlewings P

    @scott p your welcome,I'm also one of person who thinks it's important to know the facts.
    and she is just actress,Liv Tyler isn't his girlfriend 🤣

    scott p

    Littlewings P , That's Liv Tyler?...... That Steven Tyler's little daughter all grown up..... She did fill out very nicely I have to say kudos to Steven on this one.

  64. Matthew Clark

    Damn shame that this song is the cut up version and not the entire song as it was released.

  65. Matthew Clark

    SRV's Double Trouble backed him up on this Album

  66. Chris Maldonado

    Perfect voice and character, for this beat!

  67. Hasaan Gilani

    why the hell is older music so much better. I only recently discovered this!


    Its simply true.

  68. Vic Reece

    It took me forever to learn that the person singing wasnt Kenny, its actually Noah Hunt. For the longest time I thought Noah's voice was Kenny's voice

  69. Jay Johnson


  70. BarsimonR

    Here because of FFDP...but I love this version just as much

  71. Tom Jensen

    I wish five finger death punch wouldn't have ruined it with their crappy version. It's the only version I hear on the radio now.

  72. Trav D.

    First KWS cd I purchased was Ledbetter Heights. This one is great too!

  73. D Guitar

    Man, they look so young!


    this was released in 1997

  74. Mike Marcott

    Great job Brothers!😎👍

  75. Ultimate A

    This is a great song, i heard it a million times, learned the guitar parts and play it with my band. love it
    So, who are some of the people in the video.

    I think i see Chris Layton sitting at the bar at :52 seconds
    Who is the black girl playing piano at 58 seconds? does any one see other actors or musicians ?

  76. sni7per 775

    Heard ffdp do it first both versions rock

  77. Kevin Amburgey

    Such a bad song.

  78. Patti Brown

    Great song! My band does this one. Hubby has fun playing those leads.

  79. Tanner Ozenbaugh

    This isn't kenny

    Patti Brown

    Yes it is. Why wouldn't it be? It's the official music video for the song.


    kenny is the blonde

  80. Mandy Morrison Hamilton

    To think Kenny wrote this awesome song! Then n Now 2019/20 xxx

  81. Diana Herrington


  82. Roger Grow

    this song made me an instant k.w.s. fan!

  83. Nose Dive

    That lead still gives me chills....

  84. steamyboy69

    I love long haired men

  85. keith owens

    This is a masterful piece of music.

  86. Emerson Ribeiro

    Sonzeira, era da minha época. Blues Forever. 🎸

  87. Scott Remokitis

    Great Song!!

  88. Marilee Dent

    She's out there somewhere messed up or dead. I pray

  89. Mike Preston-Engel

    Absolute fucking brilliance personified.

  90. AmyCamille1975

    truth....lies.....and in between....wrong cant be undone....oh slipped from the tip of your tongue

  91. chris guy

    Arc Angels come to mind.

  92. Bill Riggins

    An incredible song from one so young.

  93. howdude230

    This original is better.
    5 Finger death punch made smut from class.
    5 Finger made only shots of 9/11 blue line crap or soldiers or other paramilitary jerk off crap.
    But that is their target market.

    Thanks Kenny Wayne for being original.

  94. danknfrshTV

    KWS and I were born in the same year, but this one achievement - this one song - of his trumps anything I've ever done. Gotta get my ass into gear and make something amazing!

    Neelabh Choudhary

    I guess that explains why KWS fucking joined them on their cover?

  95. Torn Frames

    I always thought this song came out earlier than ‘97 it sounds timeless

  96. Rock Paper SIZZ

    Joker's on Jack. Batman's drunk too. Blue (line) on black...cops show up? Party's over.

  97. Eckhard Lange

    Solo from a blues heart like black on white!

  98. Zach


  99. Rick Anderson

    Louisiana Boys.....Get some!!

  100. Jordan Gonzales

    2019 and im still jamming to this