Home
Another Dream
Anywhere
Back It Up
Beautiful
Behind These Walls
Child Of God
Dam It
Destiny
Diane & Dyin'
Flying
Free Will
From The Heart Of My Bottom
He's A Real Go-Getter
How Do You Give Your Heart Away
In The Neighborhood
Life Is Not Life
Looking For The Light
Love The Broken
Marconi Moments
Misplaced
More Than Mercy
Music, Laugher, And Love
My Heart Won't Listen To Me
No Letting Go
Option
Pearl Inside The Shell
Raining In Memphis
Standing In Line
Sun Shine
The Man I Never Wanted To Be
The Same All Over
Wait For Me
What Can I Do For You
When We Dance
Where Is Home
Your Eyes

 

Behind These Walls
© 2008 Mark Allen

Black chalk on a cinderblock gray
Does the cost equal the price I pay
Am I really any different today
Behind these walls

What could I do to save my skin
A barrel of bullets, six shots of gin
I can't stand to see the man within
Behind these walls

CHORUS
Concrete and steel, memories and tears
Are all I have after all these years
Freedom flies if the right man falls
Until then seconds crawl
Behind these walls

Inmates scale a barbed-wire fence
They got the guts but they got no sense
When they get caught they’ll need a new defense
Behind these walls

Good behavior’s not enough anymore
A double take and you’re thrown to the floor
The holiest holiday turns into war
Behind these walls

CHORUS
Concrete and steel, memories and tears
Are all I have after all these years
Freedom flies if the right man falls
Until then, time just crawls
Behind these walls

Another day born and died
For those living on the other side
But for me, breath has been denied
Behind these walls