This place is a prison
And these people aren't your friends
Inhaling thrills through $20 bills
And the tumblers are drained
And then flooded again and again

There are guards at the on-ramps
Armed to the teeth
And you may case the grounds
From the Cascades to Puget Sound
But you are not permitted to leave

I know there's a big world out there
Like the one that I saw on the screen
In my living room late last night
It was almost too bright to see

And I know that it's not a party
If it happens every night
Pretending there's glamour and candelabra
When you're drinking by candlelight

What does it take to get a drink in this place?
What does it take, how long must I wait?


Lyrics submitted by rjbucs28, edited by straightconcrete

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    General CommentConstitution of Independence: Freedom of Speech! This is definetily about how the freedom of this country...and maybe even the world...has greatly declined. How the only way to make money is to gamble, and all because we paid our rent late, because we can't get a job...it's like the great depression, only bigger!

    The 12 year old 12 year old
    George
    princeyamiyugi2on December 14, 2004   Link

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