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Prison (1985 Single Version)

from War Baby: Hope And Glory [1984] by Tom Robinson

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Chained to the table, stuck in a rut
Drinking tea with sugar in a plastic cup
I know every brick in the wall outside
Never been so bored in all of my life

Been sitting in prison
D-d-down in a dungeon

I listen to the rattle of the railway track
Wanna leave this place and never come back
I'm sat here looking at the fire escape
And I just can't wait till visiting day (on a Friday night)

I'm Sitting in prison
D-d-down in a dungeon
Sitting in prison
D-d-down in a dungeon

Pigeon on the window (doing my time)
Little old lady in the park outside
Watching the clock (doing my time)
Every hour of the day and night

I know this prison like the back of my hand
How can I make you understand
There's bars on the window, neon light
Electric fencing, dogs outside
I'm sat here watching you talk to me
(so long)
Through a plate glass window you can't see
(it's been so long)
I wanna come out and make love to you
(so long)
But I've got another ten years to do
(ten long years)

Just sitting in prison
Down in a dungeon
I'm sitting in prison
Down in a dungeon

Just sitting in prison...

I've gotta get out, gotta get out
Gotta get out of here
I've gotta get out, gotta get out
Gotta get out
Sitting in a prison

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from War Baby: Hope And Glory [1984], released January 31, 2013
Written by TR, produced & engineered by David Motion at Ramport Studios, London.
Steve Laurie (dr), The Voice Squad (b.vox), David Motion, Steve Laurie (perc), Colin Baldry (bs), Paul Harvey (gtr), David Motion (prg, kyb), Peter Acock (sax)

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Tom Robinson London, UK

Tom Robinson (b.1950) is a UK songwriter & broadcaster first known in the 70s as an anti-racist and LGBT campaigner. He released 19 albums between 1975-2001 with various bands and has co-written songs with Elton John, Peter Gabriel, Dan Hartman and Manu Katché. He's an award-winning presenter at BBC Radio 6 Music, and released Only The Now (his first album in 19 years) in October 2015. ... more

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