Sunday, October 17, 2010

Johnny Cash: San Quentin (Live from Prison)

Playing for Prisoners: Live at San Quentin State Prison, February 24, 1969. Album Released: June 4, 1969.
 
At San Quentin is a recording of a live concert given by Johnny Cash to the inmates of San Quentin State Prison on February 24, 1969.  As well as being released on record the concert was filmed by Granada Television.




















San Quentin

San Quentin, you've been livin' hell to me
You've busted me since nineteen sixty three
I've seen 'em come and go and I've seen 'em die
And long ago I stopped askin' why

San Quentin, I hate every inch of you.
You've cut me and you've scarred me thru an' thru.
And I'll walk out a wiser, weaker man;
Mister Congressman, you can't understand.

San Quentin, what good do you think you do?
Do you think I'll be different when you're through?
You bend my heart and mind and you warp my soul,
your stone walls turn my blood a little cold.

San Quentin, may you rot and burn in hell.
May your walls fall and may I live to tell.
May all the world forget you ever stood.
And may all the world regret you did no good.

San Quentin, I hate every inch of you.

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