"Care Of Cell 44" as written by and Rod Argent....
Good morning to you, I hope your feeling better baby
Thinkin of me while you are far away
Counting the days until they set you free again
Writing this letter, hoping your okay
Sent to the room you used to stay in every Sunday
The one that is warmed by sunshine everyday
And we'll get to know each other for a second time
Then you can tell me about your prison stay

Feels so good your coming home soon

Its gonna be good to have you back again with me
Watching the laughter play around your eyes
Come up and getcha, saved up for the train fare money
Kiss and make-up and it will be so nice

Feels so good your coming home soon

Walkin the way we used to walk
And it could be so nice
Talkin the way we used to talk
And it could be so nice

Its gonna be nice to have you back again with me
Watching the laughter play around your eyes
Come up and getcha, saved up for the train fare money
Kiss and make-up and it will be so nice

Feels so good your coming home soon

(Ahh ahh ahh ahh ahh ahh
Ahh ahh ahh ahh ahh ahh)

Feels so good your coming home soon

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"Care of Cell 44" as written by Rod Argent


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  • +4
    General CommentDude is psyched his jailbird honey's coming home.
    doubleohspoolon February 14, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI am intrigued by hoitsmith's take on this. I do have one ciomment, though. I believe an earlier "working" title for the song was Care of Cell 69 (from Odessey & Oracle liner notes)....and NO I didn't make this up...lol

    Regardless, after having heard a few of these songs over the years I finally went and got the CD and WOW is about al I can say. O&O is a true hidden treasure. I can't believe how fresh this music sounds today!
    akronzipfanon February 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHaha, I don't think I could have put the meaning of the song in better words than doubleohspool did.

    It's about a guy who is estastic that his love is coming back from a stay in jail.

    Anyway, about the band. The Zombies, I feel, are one of the most underrated bands of the '60s.

    Colin Blunstone's vocals are stunning. I mean, he could be in a boy's choir. And suprisingly those same vocals fit perfectly in a "rock 'n roll" band. The combination is beautiful.
    greensleeveson April 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI honestly think she's in a mental institution, not a literal prison.
    BlueSidheon March 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis isnt actually about a prison, the "prison" represents the restraints placed upon their relationship by a dissaproving mother/father, and now theyve got out of the way, (death? moved home?) also, cell 44 was the room mentioned in an edgar allan poe story where a mad mother kept her daughter hidden away from boys
    hoitsmithon April 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbest chorus ever
    blakeeon May 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHoitsmith, you totally explained this song to me! That's really exciting to me, I'm serious. And it makes sense, since they have other literary references in their work. (Rose for Emily being a particularly obvious one.) The song's become a lot sweeter to me now.
    BlueSidheon June 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentglad i could have helped!
    hoitsmithon December 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI actually think that the singer is the man in jail, reading a letter from his girl.

    "Care of" is a postage thing. C/O, Care Of. I used to work in a mail room. If you were addressing it, you would write the name of the prison, then "C/O Cell 44." Care Of Cell 44.

    This song always makes me think of the movie "Con Air" with Nicholas Cage; in the movie he was imprisoned for killing two men that were attempting to rape his pregnant wife.
    So the woman is writing to the man, counting the days until they set him free again.
    Breedabieon April 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOne of my favourite things about the song is the ambiguity of the gender roles. It could be anybody in that cell, and the Zombies totally leave it open to fit whatever jailbird occasion one might have.
    Havenspearon May 15, 2008   Link

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