Son of a Prison Guard - Train

There was a mountain on the table of bills that needed paid
Dishes in the kitchen sink like dreams that never fade.
A wild imagination of convicts in the yard,
Never enough time to make ends meet
So they put it on a credit card, don't we all?

You may not know just where you came from, but once upon a time
There was a carpenter, a bartender, a broken fishing line.
Just south of Royal Teeth in the town that I came from,
There were architects and astronauts
But the only one she loved was a prison guard.

And that's the only time I ever saw true love.

And Erica's a girl I liked in Georgia
Alone and kept me warm in Eugene.
I guess my mother loved too hard,
Set the bar too high to the sky.
What's fine enough to me is just too hard
For a son of a prison guard.

There's a gate that needed painting, clothes that needed clean.
They'd say there's time enough for that when the fun has all been seen.
'Cause when we're laying on our death bed, a promise we won't say
Wish we would have worked more, baby
Instead of loving you that way, no way.

And that's the only time I ever saw true love.

Segourney is a girl I met in Brooklyn
Herris got me close in New Orleans
I guess my mother loved too hard,
Set the bar too high to the sky.
What's fine enough for me is just too hard
For a son of a prison guard.

I go wherever you are, whoever you are
I go wherever you are, whoever you are
I go wherever you are, whoever you are
I go wherever you are.

Betty is a girl I knew in Charlotte
...left for Sydney yesterday.
I guess my mother loved too hard,
Set the bar too high to the sky.
What's fine enough for me is just too hard
For a son of a prison guard.

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