Life in Prison Song Lyrics

Merle Haggard


album: Track 4 in album I'm a Lonesome Fugitive
release date: 2001-10-23
popularity : 61 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country
length: 3:03

Album Information

label: Capitol Records
country(area): United States
format: CD
barcode: 724353501822
script: Latin

Cover Art

Merle Haggard I'm a Lonesome Fugitive cover art


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(Merle Haggard)
« © '64 Owen Publications, BMI »

The jury found the verdict first degree
They swore I planned her death to be
I prayed they sentence me to die
But they wanted me to live and I know why
So I do life in prison for the wrongs I've done
And I pray every night for death to come
My life will be a burden every day
If I could die my pain might go away
Insane with rage I took my darling's life
Because I loved her more than life
My dreams for her will last a long long time


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 I'm a Lonesome Fugitive
  • 2 All of Me Belongs to You
  • 3 House of Memories
  • 4 Life in Prison
  • 5 Whatever Happened to Me
  • 6 Drink Up and Be Somebody
  • 7 Someone Told My Story
  • 8 If You Want to Be My Woman
  • 9 Mary's Mine
  • 10 Skid Row
  • 11 My Rough and Rowdy Ways
  • 12 Mixed Up Mess of a Heart