"Letter to a Friend in Jail" as written by and Philip B Price....
Can you see this hotel from your cell?
Can you sleep and do they feed you well?
It's been months since I've had any word.
On the only tape of you I have your speech is slurred.
Here's some news for you from the outside,
Everyone's gone blind from trying to hide.
The vintage arcade's been hauled away,
It looks more and more like a prison every day.

Ah, letter to a friend in jail.
Ah, letter to a friend in jail.

The warden can't forgive our midnight kiss.
He doesn't know it's me that's sending this,
There's a file baked into this tart,
But it won't cut through the cell bars in your heart.
You didn't have to confess all of it,
You could've held on to the costly bits.
Of your crime I still have not been swayed.
I think you're the only one who's been betrayed.

Ah, letter to a friend in jail.
Ah, letter to a friend in jail.

If you want me to I'll wait for you.
If you ask me to I'll wait for you.
If you don't I'll walk my silent mile.
I'm so damaged by what came out at the trial.

Ah, letter to a friend in jail.
Ah, letter to a friend in jail.
Ah, letter to a friend in jail.


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"Letter to a Friend in Jail" as written by Philip B Price

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    General CommentI found these lyrics before hearing the song for the purpose of seeing if there is any meaning or lyrical weight behind such a title. I'm pleased to say that the Winterpills have solidified their roots in style and content.
    As for the meaning of this song, It's not full of useless or abstract allegory which plagues the potential of today's music. I have no insights from the writer(s) but to me it is the recurring pain of a lost friend that is still connected to you (like a miscarriage or child death). Theres nothing but sad hope and memories.
    tribwizon September 08, 2008   Link

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