What Jail is Like

Album: Gentlemen (1993)
  • I'll warn you, if cornered, I'll scratch my way out of the pen
    Wired, an animal
    The claustrophobia begins
    You think I'm scared of girls
    Well maybe
    But I'm not afraid of you
    You want to scare me then you'll cling to me no matter what I do
    Tell you a secret
    They shared a needle once or twice
    I loved her, she loved me
    We slept together a couple of times
    You think I'm proud of this
    Well maybe
    But the shame you never lose
    Infatuated with a lunatic and cornered by the muse
    And it goes down every might
    This must be what jail is really like
    And I will scratch my way out of this pen, again
    Or maybe not
    It all depends
    Your ideal, your image
    Your definition of a friend
    If what you're shoveling is company
    Then I'd rather be alone
    Resentment always goes much further than it was supposed to go Writer/s: GREG DULLI
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  • 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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