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Word of warning before I start- IE messes up my keyboard, which causes some letters to be skipped, so please ignore any typos.
The theme of this blog?
We've covered drinking songs, so now it's time to focus on some songs about prison.
Another warning, most of these songs will be Country, and if you don't like Country, I'd still aprecciate a comment saying you don't like Country.
I'm not gonna post a lot of words on thi one, just a brief description of each song, and a backstory if there's an interesting one to tell.
Let's get this thing started, and I hope you enjoy.
Four Walls of Raiford- Lynyrd Skynyrd
The song is about a war vet that is falsely accused of armed robbery, and is serving 5 years on a chain gang, but escapes. If he's caught he'll be killed, and he's asking Jesus to save his soul.
Lightning- Eric Church
You might have seen me posting lyrics to this one before. This is one of my all time favorite songs. A robbery goes wrong when the man kills the liquor store attendant for reaching for his gun. A hungry blue eyed baby made him do it, now it's time for the chair.
Sing Me Back Home- Merle Haggard
Who better to sing about prison than a man that's actually spent time there. Merles was pardoned by Rondald Reagan when he was the governor of California. This song is about a prisoner walking the green mile, and his last request is to hear someone sing a song from his childhood.
There Ain't No Good Chain Gang- Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash
This song has a good life lesson. There ain't no good in an evil hearted woman, and I ain't cut out to be no Jesse James, and you don't go written hot checks down in Mississippi and there ain't no good chain gang.
Louisiana Stripes- Hank Williams III
Critics call this song the modern day Folsom Prison Blues. He's doing 99 years for shooting a cheating wife and the man she's been cheating with. The music of George Jones helps him get through, but he's adapted well to prison life.
Mama Tried- Merle Haggard
Did I mention Merle was in attendance for Johnny Cash's prison concert at San Quenten? Well, he was. This sng is about a kid going bad despite a single mother's attempts to straighten him out.
Back Up Against The Wall- Atlanta Rhythm Section
This one is to lighten things up a bit. This s an upbeat song. He don't deny he was guilty, but his back was against the wall, and he had no choice.
Last, but not least
Folsom Prison Blues- Johnny Cash
I think we've all heard this one. I can't so a list of prison songs without including this one.
her's several othe songs that I considered, that missed the cut, feel free to post songs you think should have been mentioned.
I would love to hear your feedback.