Well I done my time in the jail of your mind
And I dug all I could toward the good of your kind
Oh they say it's better to be twisted black and blue
Chopped down like an old wooden tree and planted new
Than it is to spend a life time in the jail of your mind

But you don't have to be cruel to be kind
And you don't have to be a fool to be blind
And you don't have to be a down and out
To be down sometimes

Her dreams were full of dreams like leaves in the wind
That were scattered to the edges of the world and back again
Oh there's more to me than you can see from here my friends
Here there are no why's so why must you pretend
I hear my critic laugh, he's my only friend


And now that I'm free from the jail of your mind
And I feel rather tied like a crying child
I wanted to be better than the rest
New kind of man, lot more than blood and flesh
But now I'm left on my own in the jail of my mind


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Cruel To Be Kind song meanings
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    General CommentI still love the Spacehog...to me this song's obviously about a relationship. He's broken up with her, and feels good about it, but feels shitty on his own at the same time.
    babytexon March 18, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI agree with babytex its great to be free of a relationship because sometimes you feel imprisoned but then again you end up missing the good times with them and end up in a separate kind of prison of your own creation. I love this song.
    spacehogpop8on June 23, 2003   Link

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