What Jail is Like

Album: Gentlemen (1993)

Songfacts®:

  • This song is about a twisted crazy love affair, as evidenced by the lyrics, "I loved her, she loved me, we shared a needle a couple of times" and "I warn you, if cornered, I'll scratch my way out of the pen." >>
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    John - Los Angeles, CA

Comments: 1

  • John from Los Angeles, CaThis song is great in the studio version on Gentlemen and on the live EP called What Jail is Like. I wish these guys would get back together and tour.
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