Prisoners Song Lyrics

John Denver

John Denver Rocky Mountain High cover art
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Josie works the counter at the downtown five and dime
Anything at all to help her pass the time
Her mama keeps the baby and grandpa rambles on
About the good times playing in his mind

It's a hard life living when you're lonely
It's a long night sleeping alone
It's a hard time waiting for tomorrow
It's a long, long way home

Josie spends the evening with the people in the pages
Of the paperback she picked up in the store
Or sometimes it's the TV or she'll try to write a letter
But they don't come too often anymore

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Rocky Mountain High
  • 2 Mother Nature‚Äôs Son
  • 3 Paradise
  • 4 For Baby (For Bobbie)
  • 5 Darcy Farrow
  • 6 Prisoners
  • 7 Goodbye Again
  • 8 Season Suite: Summer
  • 9 Season Suite: Fall
  • 10 Season Suite: Winter
  • 11 Season Suite: Late Winter, Early Spring (When Everybody Goes to Mexico)
  • 12 Season Suite: Spring


  • credits


    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: John Denver
    album: Track 6 in album Rocky Mountain High
    release date: 1972
    popularity : 56 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country/Folk Rock/Folk
    length: 3:38

    Album Information

    label: RCA Victor
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin