Sad Prisoner’s Song

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I’m a prisoner alone and forgotten
I’ll be here until the day I die
All because when a boy I was foolish
All because I was fast with a knife

I’m a man that’s doomed to be lonely
I’m a man that’s doomed to be sad
I’ve got no name just a number
And I’ve lost all the friends that I’ve had

If I had my life to live over
I’d travel the narrow and straight
But I’d still be at home with my loved ones
And not behind these iron gates

Young men when you have heard my story
Let it teach you the right from the wrong
And I know my life wasn’t wasted
Writing this sad prisoner’s song