Folsom State Prison

2,469 men will fill this big house,

How many of them now

have ever heard of Johnny Cash,

I wonder.

 

How many are like the man in Black?

Oil color covers muscle,

Orange jumpsuits cover shame

Death, Fear, Life, Pain

 

You shot a man in Reno

Just to watch him die,

I put a man in prison

Just to make sure

I didn’t have to see him live.

 

And the train whistle

Never wakes me at night

Anymore

 

 

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