Four Walls of Raiford Lyrics

Lynyrd Skynyrd


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Jeffrey S. Carlisi, Ronnie Van Zant
album: Track 4 in album Legend
release date: 1987
popularity : 6 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Blues
styles: Southern Rock/Hard Rock/Classic Rock
length: 4:06
producer: Tom Dowd

Cover Art

Lynyrd Skynyrd Legend cover art
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Well them four walls of Raiford, closing in on me
Doin' three to five hard labor, for armed robbery
I had two years behind me, but I could not wait the time
Everytime I thought about it, well I died some more inside

And I had stripes on my back, memories that hurt
For the only time I seen sunshine is when I hit the dirt
Diggin' ditches for the chain gang, sleepin' in the cold
Oh Lord please forgive me for I could not wait no more

[Chorus]
And I'm comin' home to see you Jesus
Well it feels so close this time
Please take mercy on this soldier
From the Florida-Georgia line

When they find me they must kill me
Oh Jesus save my soul
I can't go back down to Raiford
I can't take that anymore

Well these last few years behind me
Oh Lord, have been so sad
I fought proudly for my country when the times were bad
Now they say I'm guilty, when they find me I must die
Only me and Jesus know that I never stole a dime

[Chorus]

Well when Vietnam was over there was no work here for me
I had a pretty wife awaitin and two kids I had to feed
Well I'm one of America's heroes and when they shoot me down
Won't you fly old Glory proudly, put my medals in the ground

And I'm comin' home to see you Jesus
Well it feels so close this time
Please take mercy on this soldier
From the Florida-Georgia line

When they find me they must kill me
Oh Jesus save my soul
I can't go back down to Raiford
I can't take that anymore


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Georgia Peaches
  • 2 When You Got Good Friends
  • 3 Sweet Little Missy
  • 4 Four Walls of Raiford
  • 5 Simple Man
  • 6 Truck Drivin' Man
  • 7 One in the Sun
  • 8 Mr. Banker
  • 9 Take Your Time