This Place Is a Prison Lyrics

The Postal Service


publisher: ©OBO APRA/AMCOS
album: No. 8 track in album Give Up
release date: 2003-2-18
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length: 3:55
accordion: Jimmy Tamborello
keyboard: Jimmy Tamborello
drums: Benjamin Gibbard
electric piano: Benjamin Gibbard
programming: Jimmy Tamborello

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This place is a prison
And this people aren't your friends
Inhaling thrills through $20 bills
And the tumblers are drained and then flooded again
And again

Ther're guards at the on ramps armed to be teeth
And you may case the grounds from the cascades to puget sound,
But you are not permitted to leave

I know there's a big world out there like the one i saw on the screen
In my living room late last night,
It was almost too bright to see
And i know that it's not a party if it happens every night
Pretending there's glamour and candelabra
When you're drinking by candlelight

What does it take to get a drink in this place?

What does it take, how long must i wait?


[Thanks to pardonsheryl@yahoo.com for these lyrics]

Track Listing

  • 1 The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
  • 2 Such Great Heights
  • 3 Sleeping In
  • 4 Nothing Better
  • 5 Recycled Air
  • 6 Clark Gable
  • 7 We Will Become Silhouettes
  • 8 This Place Is a Prison
  • 9 Brand New Colony
  • 10 Natural Anthem