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Warren Zevon — Prison Grove
Album: The Wind
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Released: 2003
Length: 4:47
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An icy wind burns and scars
Rushes in like a fallen star
Through the narrow space between these bars
Looking down on Prison Grove

Dug in, hunkered down
Hours race without a sound
Gon' carry me to where I'm bound
Looking down on Prison Grove

Iron will hard as rock
Hold my up for the fateful knock
When they walk me down in a mortal lock
Out on Prison Grove

Shine on
All these broken lives
Shine on
Shine the light on me

Oh, oh
Oh, oh
Oh, oh
Oh, oh
Oh, oh
Oh, oh

Knick knack, paddy wack
They say you'll hear your own bones crack
When they bend you back to bible black
Then you'll find your love

Some folks have to die too hard
Some folks have to cry too hard
Take one lst look at the prison yard
Goodbye Prison Grove

Shine on
All these broken lives
Shine on
Shine the light on me

Come on, oh, oh
Come on, oh, oh
Oh, oh
Oh, oh

Come on, oh, oh
Hey, oh, oh
Come on, oh, oh
Hey, oh, oh

Oh, oh
Oh, oh
Oh
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This song just gets better with each listen. Everything comes together beautifully—vocals (lead and harmony), guitar, bass...everything. One of Zevon's best.
Uh, Dude, the album had to be rushed 'cause he was like, uh, dying. Warren was always on the ragged hairy edge, and did not always apply spit and polish to the music (check out Hindu love Gods) nor did he need to. Eul0gy wrote:
I have to agree with rgrace... but not just with this song... zeevon's entire final album is made special only because it was made on his deathbed... if zeevon was not dead... this album wouldn't have made it out of the studio in it's current condition. I can understand what zeevon was trying to capture though... the sound of mortality... but he botched it... the album just sounds rushed.
I have to agree with rgrace... but not just with this song... zeevon's entire final album is made special only because it was made on his deathbed... if zeevon was not dead... this album wouldn't have made it out of the studio in it's current condition. I can understand what zeevon was trying to capture though... the sound of mortality... but he botched it... the album just sounds rushed.
This song is kind of a bluesy forlorn song. Different for Warren, as most of his last album was. The guitar work on it is excellent. Is that Ry Cooder? Anyway, I like it.
rgrace wrote:
Really hate to say this, I know it's not PC, but just because the guy is dying doesn't mean this particular song is anything special. For me it's unlistenable. Would I listen to this on a pleasant afternoon or evening while relaxing with my wife and kid? Seriously don't think so. I guess it's an attempt at a blues dirge from the Robert Johnson frame of reference, but I just don't like it. Blugh.
F*ck PC. You don't like this song and that's Ok! I'm curious though, you find songs listenable only if you would listen to them on a pleasant afternoon or evening while relaxing with your wife and kid? IMO, there are a whole lotta great songs that don't fit into that category (and this is one of them).
The harmony and background vocals on this are great. Nice slow guitar work on this as well.
Really hate to say this, I know it\'s not PC, but just because the guy is dying doesn\'t mean this particular song is anything special. For me it\'s unlistenable. Would I listen to this on a pleasant afternoon or evening while relaxing with my wife and kid? Seriously don\'t think so. I guess it\'s an attempt at a blues dirge from the Robert Johnson frame of reference, but I just don\'t like it. Blugh.
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Man, I'm going to miss this guy. Nice tune.