Borstal Boys Song Lyrics



publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Ian Mc Lagan, Rod Stewart, Ron Wood
album: Track 5 in album Ooh La La
release date: 1973
popularity : 47 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Rock & Roll/Classic Rock
length: 2:56
writer: Ian McLagan, Rod Stewart, Ron Wood

Album Information

label: Warner Bros. Records
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Faces Ooh La La cover art


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Cell block five; how I hate bromide
With your coffee in the morning; makes you so sterile
The corner gang never made a man of me, boy, no

You know the walls are tall, and the inmates scheme
There's no one here that's more than seventeen
Bet your life there's a riot tonight in the mess hall, listen

A letter from your home town makes you sad
You read it when the warden's had a second laugh
He said sentimental rubbish ain't got no place in here, boy

See the years roll on by
Such a senseless waste of time
What a way to reform


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Silicone Grown
  • 2 Cindy Incidentally
  • 3 Flags and Banners
  • 4 My Fault
  • 5 Borstal Boys
  • 6 Fly in the Ointment
  • 7 If I'm on the Late Side
  • 8 Glad and Sorry
  • 9 Just Another Honky
  • 10 Ooh La La