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THE PRISON
Melissa Etheridge


I was high and dry like the Kansas sky

If I ached for any more I knew I'd surely die

Night after night trying to get out of my skin

Day after lonely day

You'd send me back again


I have stood inside this prison

I have touched it's stony walls

I know before you try to run

You gotta learn to crawl

I tried to leave it all behind me

I drove all night just to drive all day

But the walls of this prison still surround me

And I can't break away


I held you so close I thought my soul would break

But you were just a ghost

The holiest mistake

I will not be a judge or the one to set you free

I'll just keep on drivin'

And time's a friend to me


I have stood inside this prison

I have touched it's stony walls

I know before you try to run

You gotta learn to crawl

I tried to leave it all behind me

I drove all night just to drive all day

But the walls of this prison still surround me

And I can't break away


The sentence has been read everything is done

I wish I could say goodbye to you

Wish I could hold the sun

My eyes are dull and burnt

And they'll lie to me sometimes

Cause I thought I saw you cryin'


I have stood inside this prison

I have touched it's stony walls

I know before you try to run

You gotta learn to crawl

I tried to leave it all behind me

I drove all night just to drive all day

But the walls of this prison still surround me

And I can't break away


MELISSA ETHERIDGE

Melissa Lou Etheridge (born May 29, 1961) is an American rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist. Her self-titled debut album was released in 1988 and become an underground hit. The album peaked at #22 on the Billboard 200, and its lead single, Bring Me Some Water, garnered Etheridge her first Grammy nomination for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. In 1993, Etheridge won her first Grammy award for her single, Ain't It Heavy, from her 3rd album Never Enough. ... Read More