Although he was taught right from wrong growing up, after his father and mother passed away, he forgot his upbringing and led a life of crime resulting in prison and the death penalty, hoping others would not follow his path. GREAT SONG FOR MOVIE WITH PRISON AND PRISONERS!!! Male Vocals, Country, CCM
Description: Although he was taught right from wrong growing up, after his father and mother passed away, he forgot his upbringing and led a life of crime resulting in prison and the death penalty, hoping others would not follow his path. GREAT SONG FOR MOVIE WITH PRISON AND PRISONERS!!!
Social Media Link: http://www.audiosparx.com/sa/archive/Country/Contemporary-Country-Music/Cellblock-17-Instrumental/449544
Extended Properties Duration: 4:41
Arrangement: Band / Ensemble Instruments: Guitar, Dobro, Drums, Bass, Electric Guitar, Steel Guitar Vocal Mix: Male Vocals Language: English
Use Restrictions: Use in pornographic, x-rated, sexually stimulating or similar productions prohibited Use in products or commercial advocating or advertising use of illegal drugs or tobacco prohibited Use in satan-worship, devil worship, anti-religion or similar extreme productions prohibited Use in products or productions advocating racial, sexual or similar discrimination or bias prohibited Use in ads, commercials or productions advocating a political stance of any kind prohibited Use in productions featuring violence, gore, torture or similar mayhem prohibited
Styles: 2010s (MMX), Ballad, Dramatic Soundtrack, Film Vocal, Gangsters / Mob, Law & Crime, Movie Trailer, Requiem, Tragedy, TV Vocal
Lyrical Topics: Gun, Wrong, Destiny, Fate, Father
Cellblock 17 Words & Music by Cliff Darby
V.1) Ever since I was a young boy, I heard my Daddy say "Keep the Golden Rule and walk the straight and narrow way. We've tried our very best to raise you right so do us proud Don't lie or cheat or run the street at night with the wrong crowd"
V.2) Well I tried to make 'em happy, I went to church and stayed in school, and did my best to show 'em that they didn't raise no fool. But, Daddy passed away one day and Mama lost her mind I rode my thumb to Memphis, without a single dime
V.3) I walked those city streets, cold and hungry to the core. Out of desperation I held up that liquor store But I didn't plan to shoot a man who died there at the scene. That put me on the pathway, to Cellblock 17
C.) Now it's a place where big men break And those who don't soon will Where the nights are pierced with cries and moans and the days are deathly still Where men confined build holes in time and smiles are seldom seen For men like me condemned to die On Cellblock 17
V.4) For nine long years I've sat here in this cell for what I've done to await the day they finally say, my date with death has come Now I've seen some men take their last walk, with their heads held high, while others laugh, scream, fight or beg, with terror in their eyes
V.5) Now the warden stands beside me, as the chaplain says a prayer, my life flashes before me as they strap me in this chair. God let my tragic ending, prevent those after me To live a life which leads to death, on Cellblock 17
C.) REPEAT, tag ( "beyond the gray forbidding walls of Cellblock 17" ), end...'
Extended Keywords: Rode his thumb to Memphis without a single dime and walked the sidewalks till he robbed a store and murdered a man but really didn't want to. Nine years on death row.
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