"A Man's Home Is His Castle" as written by and Ariel Caten....
Linda works the diner pourin' coffee slingin' hash
She said, "I wouldn't have come in today
"But I really need the cash
"I know I can't fool anyone 'cause dark glasses tell no lies
"But make-up won't cover up a blackened eye"
Oh, oh, oh no

"You see, Jimmy works construction now
"But yesterday it rained
"So he went down to the liquor store
"And by noon he felt no pain
"I came in an hour late then I let his supper burn
"Well he hit the roof hit the wall
"And then it was my turn"

He said "A man's home is his castle
It always has been and so it remains"
"But he holds the keys in a fist of rage
"His home is his castle
"And mine is a cage

Someone much have heard the noise and they dialed 911
And the cop that showed up at the door asked,
"Is there a problem son?"
Jimmy smiled and said "No sir, just a little fight that's all
Hey you know how it gets sometimes
When you're layin' down the law"
Oh, oh, oh no

"So I pulled out my suitcase I started packin' up my clothes
"And Jimmy said 'Now Linda, where do you expect to go with those'
"I told him 'I have tried, but not an ounce of love survives'
"Well he grabbed my wrist and shouted
"You're not leavin' here alive"

She said "I'm savin' up my money and when I get the nerve I'll run
"But Jim don't give up easily so I intend to buy a gun
"He will never see the way he treats me is a crime
"Somebody oughta lock him up but I'm the one
"Who's done the time"

He said "A man's home is his castle
It always has been and so it remains"
"But he holds the keys in a fist of rage
"His home is his castle
"And mine is a cage"

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    General CommentThis is a sad song about a woman who's husband abuses her, but she still stays with him even after he threatens to kill her. It's like so many sad relationships in which the woman is too afraid to leave her abusive partner.
    Champagne Dreamon April 01, 2003   Link
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    General Commentyeah spot on CD but I also think she might be in jail, because she buys the gun and does the time and referrs to her home as a cage? just a thought
    deztayon December 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentShe's the victim of spousal abuse (assuming they're married). She lived in fear of him, and of fear that leaving will get her killed. She assumes the only way she can escape, is to use force, which is why she intends to buy a gun.
    She feels like a prisoner in her own home, since he controls her every move.
    NavyKittenon December 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song Is The a True song about a woman who takes and takes From a Man Who Treats her like Crap until she becomes Fed up and She Kills Him The she does the time For Years Of abuse and aguish. The way it always works
    Angel4youon April 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYeah i agree deztay..but it also made me think when she says a mans home is his castle she is referring to the fact he rules the house,he is safe in the house but to her,her home isnt safe its horrible because of the abuse and to her the house feels more like being locked in a cage than living in a castle.
    deedee38on December 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song points out the fact that anyone can suffer abuse. This gal seems like a normal woman and she is being put through hell. He controls her life and can threaten her and beat her and psychologically torture her as and when he pleases. The most chilling part of this song is when the cop shows up and he gets away with it. That part makes me want to scream. The threat of death is on her shoulders and though she's planning to escape, I can't see it working out for her. Such a sad, yet enlightening song.
    JustMe16on October 07, 2010   Link

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