Borstal Boys Lyrics

Faces


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 : 5 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Rock & Roll/Classic Rock
length: 2:56
writer: Ian McLagan, Rod Stewart, Ron Wood

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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
Call out your number
Who's a non conformer?
Not me, baby, oh yeah

Shakey Brown didn't hang around
When a Molotov didn't do its stuff
You went back in there and said it with a sawed-off shotgun

You know Poker Sam couldn't lose a hand
If he did, you was hit by a downtown tram
Or crushed in the path of a moving elevator, elevator

See the years roll on by
What a senseless waste of time
What a way to reform
Call out your number
Who's a non conformer?
Not me, baby, oh

When I get out, I'll get straight
If this old world gives me half a break
But, if you see me in the corner with a chip on my shoulder
Don't blame me, don't blame me, baby, no, no, chip, ooo , ow ow ow ow

Got to make a break for the county line


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