The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #23440   Message #260484
Posted By: Dharmabum
18-Jul-00 - 09:36 PM
Thread Name: Song Challenge! Part 34
Subject: RE: SONG CHALLENGE! Part 34
YOUR M&M's WON'T GET YOU OUT OF PRISON ANYMORE

{sung to John Prine's Flag Decal}

I was an inmate doing hard time,

In a place called Pergatory,

When I got a bag of candy,

From the prison deputy,

I opened it and looked inside,

And much to my surprise,

I thought I was a millionare,

I couldn't believe my eyes.

{chorus}

But your M&M's won't get you out of prison anymore,

They won't get you any pardon,

Won't unlock that prison door,

You just stay & do your time son,

Just keep mopping up that floor,

Cause your M&M's won't get you out of prison anymore.

I ran down to the warden,

Said you gotta set me free,

I've just become a rich man,

I don't belong here don't you see,

I ain't suited for this lifestyle,

These stripes just ain't for me,

I should be sipping marguritas,

In the lap of luxury.

{ch}

The warden called the company,

Where the candy had come from,

I'm not the grand prize winner,

Out of a million I'm just one,

I'd gotten up all of my hopes,

That million would be handy,

But it looks like I'll be doing time,

With this crappy bag of candy.

{ch}

So it's back down to the cellblock,

With the convicts & the crooks,

And don't turn your back on Bubba,

When he's got those amorous looks,

My parole will come along someday,

And with a little bit of luck,

When I pull off my next caper,

I'm gonna steal me an M&M's truck.

Cause your M&M's won't get you out of prison anymore,

They won't get you any pardon,

Won't unlock that prison door,

You just stay & do your time son,

Just keep mopping up that floor,

Cause your M&M's won't get you out of prison anymore.