An icy wind burns and scars
Rushes in like a fallen star
Through the narrow space
Between these bars
Looking down on Prison Grove

Dug in, hunkered down
Hours race without a sound
Gonna carry me to where I'm bound
Looking down on Prison Grove

Iron will hard as rock
Hold me up for the fateful knock
When they walk me down in a mortal lock
Out on Prison Grove

Shine on all these broken lives
Shine on
Shine the light on me

Knick Knack Paddy Wack
They say you'll hear your own bones crack
When they bend you back to bible black
Then you'll find your love

Some folks have to die too hard
Some folks have to cry too hard
Take one last look at the prison yard
Goodbye Prison Grove

Shine on all these broken lives
Shine on
Shine the light on me

Lyrics submitted by deleteme152

Prison Grove Lyrics as written by Warren Zevon Jorge A. Calderon

Lyrics © Wixen Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentWarren's obsession with death and broken lives comes full circle in this track off of his last album. In this rare glimpse into WZ's completely serious side, you can really hear his own death. His voice is cracked and sloppy, he is straining to hit every note, and one gets the sense he has lived through everything he sings about. this has that down home blues feel of "My Shit's Fucked Up", only this time it is deathly serious instead of sardonic and wistful (not the traditional kind of wistful, WZ wistful).
    scumbagstyleon February 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWonderful observations, scumbagstyle.
    One of Warren's most poignant songs
    from his most strong/resonant albums.
    TheThornBirdson March 20, 2009   Link

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