PRISON GROVE


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

Oohh oohh
Oohh oohh
Oohh oohh
Oohh oohh
Oohh oohh
Oohh oohh

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

Hey!
Come on!
Oohh oohh
Come on!
Oohh oohh
Oohh oohh
Oohh oohh
Come on!
Oohh oohh
Hey!
Oohh oohh
Come on!
Oohh oohh
Hey!
Oohh oohh
Oohh oohh
Oohh oohh
Oohh [fades]


Written by Warren Zevon and Jorge Calderon, from Warren Zevon's last album, The Wind. Bruce shares backing vocals on this track. See also DISORDER IN THE HOUSE.

Warren Zevon -- The Wind (album cover art)
Warren Zevon -- The Wind (album cover art)

The song was also included on Exclusive Tracks From Uncut's Top 15 Albums Of 2003, a Various Artists compilation CD issued exclusively with UK Uncut magazine in Jan 2004.

Uncut magazine -- Exclusive Tracks From Uncut's Top 15 Albums Of 2003 (album cover art)
Uncut magazine -- Exclusive Tracks From Uncut's Top 15 Albums Of 2003 (album cover art)

Track credits:
Written by Warren Zevon and Jorge Calder n
Warren Zevon - vocals
Ry Cooder - slide guitar
David Lindley - electric saz and background vocals
Jorge Calder n - electric guitar and background vocals
Reggie Hamilton - upright bass
Jim Keltner - drums
Jordan Zevon - background vocals
Bruce Springsteen - background vocals
Jackson Browne - background vocals
Billy Bob Thornton - background vocals
T-Bone Brunett - background vocals

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