The Prisoner Song Lyrics


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A misfit who is old before his time
Poverty has turned him to crime
Boredom gives him too much time to think
He pours another drink.

A burning, bitter taste of irony
A prisoner in the land of the free.

He wonders why his landscape looks so strange
Burger bars are home on the range
An empty bottle falling from his hand
He doesn't understand.


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 So Here I Am
  • 2 I Won't Close My Eyes (remix)
  • 3 Forget the Cost
  • 4 Love Is All Is Alright (remix)
  • 5 The Piper Calls the Tune
  • 6 The Key
  • 7 Don't Do the Crime
  • 8 Folitician (remix)
  • 9 The Prisoner

  • credits

    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Jim Brown, Ali Campbell, Robin Campbell, Earl Falconer, Norman Hassan, Brian Travers, Michael Virtue, Terrence Oswald Wilson
    album: Track 9 in album UB44
    release date: 1982
    popularity : 69 users have visited this page.
    genres: Reggae Pop
    styles: Dub/Synth-pop
    length: 5:53

    Album Information

    label: DEP International
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin