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The Prison Lyrics

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"The Prison" is track #9 on the album Skin. It was written by Sullivan, Justin.
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I was high and dry like the Kansas sky
If I ached for any more I knew I'd surely die
Night after night, trying to get out of my skin
Day after lonely day, you'd send me back again

I have stood inside this prison
I have touched its stony walls
I know before you try to run
You gotta learn to crawl

I tried to leave it all behind me
I drove all night just to drive all day
But the walls of this prison still surround me
And I can't break away

I held you so close, I thought my soul would break
But you were just a ghost, the holiest mistake
I will not be a judge or the one to set you free
I'll just keep on drivin' and time's a friend to me

I have stood inside this prison
I have touched its stony walls
I know before you try to run
You gotta learn to crawl

I tried to leave it all behind me
I drove all night, I drove all day
But the walls of this prison still surround me
And I can't break away

The sentence has been read everything is done
I wish I could say goodbye to you, wish I could hold the sun
My eyes are dull and burnt and they lie to me sometimes
'Cause I thought I saw you cryin'

I have stood inside this prison
I have touched its stony walls
I know before you try to run
You gotta learn to crawl

I tried to leave it all behind me
In my dreams somehow I got away
But the walls of this prison still surround me
And I can't break away

Songwriters
SULLIVAN, JUSTIN

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