Who Sang The Prisoner? Kris Kristofferson

Kris Kristofferson Surreal Thing cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1976-7
Genre: Rock Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk Rock/Folk
length: 4:25
producer: David Anderle
Some other versions of "The Prisoner"

Thanking you for openining my eyes so clear, sweeping old illusions from my soul
But most of all for turning something simple and sincere
Into somethin' jaded and as jive as rock and roll

Ain't you always looked at lovin' like a four letter word
That I've made up to make you ill at ease
I fought to free you from your castle of despair, 'til I saw the prisoner wall was me

See the soul who calls itself a prisoner 'cause it's still too frightened to be free
I feel so much older now and wiser, ain't it sad how lonesome that can be

Ain't you always looked...

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 You Show Me Yours (And I’ll Show You Mine)
  • 2 Killing Time
  • 3 The Prisoner
  • 4 Eddie the Eunuch
  • 5 It’s Never Gonna Be the Same Again
  • 6 I Got a Life of My Own
  • 7 The Stranger I Love
  • 8 The Golden Idol
  • 9 Bad Love Story
  • 10 If You Don’t Like Hank Williams

  • Release information
    label: Monument Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin