"Prison Bound" as written by and Michael Ness....
Well, I'm goin' to a place where the tough guys go
And come out even tougher.
A place where a man don't show his feelings,
A place where a man don't cry.

Well they say I'm being punished
And they say I can be reformed
But some day I'll return.
Did they really think that

This time it would work.
You knew all along it wouldn't

[Chorus]
Oh, I'm prison bound
I did a crime one too many times.
It's on the outskirts of town, by the railroad tracks
Where the country moon shines.
Oh, I'm prison bound
Tell my girl I'll be back one day.
Oh, I'm prison bound
I may never know any other way.

Well, they take away my freedom of expression or action
Johnny says I'll walk the line
With three hots and a cot

And a lot of talk
With lock-up, concrete, and steel.
Well it's cold and it's clammy
Man, it's colder than a pimp's heart

But I've gotta do my time
There's a lesson to be learned here
But what a price to pay.
You know, I may never learn-

[Chorus]


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"Prison Bound" as written by Michael Ness

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    General CommentHow society captures us all as prisoners.
    We are all prisoners of societial doings.
    bondagexgirlon April 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHow society captures us all as prisoners.
    We are all prisoners of societial doings.
    bondagexgirlon April 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is amazing!!
    saves_the_day_girlon May 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song kicks ass! It's awesome and social distortion rules!
    myownprison333on June 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about one of mike ness' many trips to the prison. Thats all
    gorefiston June 17, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song marks the turning point from being just another la punk band to true punk pioneers.
    nnn69247on January 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commentonly one person said it was about society, and that was 3 years ago, so chill, and let off of the caps lock would ya.
    nnn69247on June 28, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"This song marks the turning point from being just another la punk band to true punk pioneers."

    agreed

    and Marissa... chill the fuck out you god damn psycho bitch, fuck not everyone in here knows EVERYTHING ABOUT Mike you fucking bandwaggon jumper so you fucking fuck off and leave thoes guys alone you fucking prick, you fuckinghate that only leaves room for less people to learn more about fucking punk rock its roots and social distortion and its roots. so 1 take a pill, 2 take another pill, 3 take another pill, 4 fuck off and hang yourself... good idea thoe bondage girl i could see how that is possible and i like that view alot, im sure mike wouldnt care how you inturpeted it just aslong as you got a message from it and enjoy the music
    oldskoolpunker23on June 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti agree with oldschoolpunker23, i mean god, fuck dude, not everyone is jerkin to mike, i know a good bit about him, and it is good that someone gets something good out of it, i mean shit dude, how the hell does someone know the SINGLE DEFINITION for a song, as a punk rocker, when i write songs there are always three or four meanings to them. and im not the only one who does that, the germs and adolescents did it as well, same with the misfits, so take a dick out your ass and CHILL!!!!!
    Slave2sinon June 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMost awesome song around, especially the live version of it. And that was pretty funny: "only one person said it was about society, and that was 3 years ago, so chill, and let off of the caps lock would ya."
    subhumanson June 25, 2006   Link

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