Prison Song

Album: Wild Tales (1974)
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  • One day a friend took me aside
    And said I have to leave you
    For buying something from a friend
    They say I've done wrong
    For protecting the name of a man
    They say I'll have to leave you,
    So now I'm bidding you farewell
    For much too long.
    And here's a song to sing,
    For every man inside,
    If he can hear you sing
    It's an open door.
    There's not a rich man there,
    Who couldn't pay his way
    And buy the freedom that's a high price
    For the poor.

    Kids in Texas
    Smoking grass,
    Ten year sentence
    Comes to pass
    Misdemeanor
    In Ann Arbor,
    Ask the judges
    Why?

    One day a friend said to her kids
    I'm gonna have to leave you
    For selling something to the man
    I guess I did wrong
    And although I did the best I could
    I'm gonna have to leave you
    So now I'm kissing you farewell
    For much too long.
    And here's a song to sing,
    For every man inside
    If he can hear you sing
    It's an open door.
    There's not a rich man there
    Who couldn't pay his way
    And buy the freedom that's a high price
    For the poor Writer/s: GRAHAM NASH
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Spirit Music Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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