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Son Of A Prison Guard Lyrics

from Bulletproof Picasso

"Son Of A Prison Guard" is track #6 on the album Bulletproof Picasso. It was written by Jerry Becker, Pat Monahan.
"Son Of A Prison Guard" is track #6 on the album Bulletproof Picasso. It was written by Jerry Becker, Pat Monahan.

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There was a mountain on the table of bills that needed pay
Dishes in the kitchen sink like dreams that never fade
A wild imagination, convicts in the yard
Never enough time to make ends meet
So they put it on a credit card, don't we all?

You may not know just where you came from, but once upon a time
There was a carpenter, a bartender, a broken fishing line
Just south of Royal Teeth in the town that I came from
There were architects and astronauts
But the only one she loved was a prison guard, hm

And that's the only time I ever saw true love

And Erica's a girl I liked in Georgia
Alone and kept me warm up in Eugene
I guess my mother loved too hard
Set the bar too high to the sky
What's fine enough to me is just too hard
For a son of a prison guard

There's a gate that needed painting, clothes that needed clean
They'd say there's time enough for that when the fun has all been seen
'Cause when we're laying on our death bed, we promise we won't say
Wish we would have worked more, baby
Instead of loving you that way, no way

And that's the only time I ever saw true love

Segourney is a girl I met in Brooklyn
Herris got me close in New Orleans
I guess my mother loved too hard
Set the bar too high to the sky
What's fine enough to me is just too hard
For a son of a prison guard

I go wherever you are, whoever you are
I go wherever you are, whoever you are
I go wherever you are, whoever you are
I go wherever you are

Betty is a girl I knew in Charlotte
Jordan left for Sydney yesterday
I guess my mother loved too hard
Set the bar too high to the sky
What's fine enough to me is just too hard
For a son of a prison guard

Whoever you are

Songwriters
Jerry Becker, Pat Monahan

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Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

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