Thursday, January 26, 2012

Songs where the narrator is (or will soon be) in prison

  • The Killers - Jenny Was a Friend of Mine ("There ain't no motive for this crime / Jenny was a friend of mine")
  • Bobby Fuller Four - I Fought the Law (duh)
  • Boz Scaggs - Georgia ("Georgia, we will be together dear / If they ever let me out of here")
  • The Hold Steady - Sequestered in Memphis ("Yeah, sure I'll tell my story again")
  • John Prine - Christmas in Prison (duh)
  • Black Flag - Police Story ("I tell them to go get fucked / They put me away")
  • The Clash - Jail Guitar Doors (the Clash have a lot of songs that qualify)
  • Bruce Springsteen - Johnny 99 ("Prison for 98 and a year / We'll call it even Johnny 99")
  • Most Tom Waits songs/characters