This post, the liner notes

This post, the liner notes for Johnny Cash’s “Murder” album goes pretty far toward describing what Johnny’s songs about the poor, white criminal really do. As Tarantino suggests, the real distinction between Cash’s thugs and the gangsta rappers of the last decade is that Cash portrays these men as subjects to be pitied, helped, and redeemed. Just read further and you’ll see the lyrics for “Man in Black,” which really put the sentiment here into words.