"Still Doin' Time" as written by John E. Moffat and Michael Patrick Heeney....
Has it been a year since the last time I've seen her
My God I could swear it was ten
And the ocean of liquor I drank to forget her
Is gonna kill me but I'll drink till then

I've been livin' in hell with a bar for a cell
Still payin' for my cheatin' crime
Oh, and I got a long way to go, still doin' time

Still doin' time in a honky tonk prison
Still doin' time, where a man ain't forgiven
My poor heart is breakin' but there's no escapin'
Each morning I wake up and I find
Still doin' time

Oh, when you're caught cheatin' twice it's twenty to life
In a place where the sun never shines
And tomorrow you're gonna find me right here
Still doin' time

Still doin' time in a honky tonk prison
Still doin' time, where a man ain't forgiven
My poor heart is breakin' but there's no escapin'
Each morning I wake up and I find,
Still doin' time
Still doin' time


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"Still Doin' Time" as written by John E. Moffat Hillary Lee Lindsey

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    General CommentHard to believe there are no comments on this classic Jones tear-jerker ... the meaning is obvious, but I love the metaphor of a bar as a prison; he's serving a life sentence in there (until he drinks himself to death) for the crime of cheating (and apparently it's two strikes and you're out in this judicial system). Well, it's actually 20 to life, which I suppose means he could get out on good behavior if he agrees to go to AA and sober up after doing 20 years in the Honky Tonk Prison.

    Most of us don't think of being in a bar as incarceration, but most of us aren't alcoholics who cheated on their significant others multiple times. Anyway, an "ocean of liquor" is a perfect description for the quantity Jones has put through his liver in his 81 years. How he survived that long is beyond me.
    8lincoln30on February 08, 2013   Link

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