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These Bars Have Made A Prisoner Out Of Me
(S.Oldham/F.Weller/M.Hardin)
As sung by Gram Parsons


I'm locked up in a prison
No chance for a brow
This bottle is my warden
You know it's got me by the soul

Yes I should be happy
I did everything my way
I gave up my home my family
To be where I am today

I would beg and steal and borrow
To be in her arms tomorrow
And once more be the man I used to be
But these beer and wine and dim light
Chain me to this world of night life
And these bars they made a prisoner out of me

(spoken)
The band just finished playing
They say it's time to go
There's no night tavern
Just down the road a mile or so
So that's what I do my time tonight
So I get so stoned
(sung)
Someone has to help me
To that prison I call home

I would beg and steal and borrow
To be in her arms tomorrow
And once more be the man I used to be
But with beer and wine and the dim lights
Chain me to this world of night life
And those bars they made a prisoner out of me

These bars made a prisoner out of me