Intro Chords?
F  C  G   F  C  G

Am          Am/B    C              G
He?s twenty one and jealous of the shadow outside the fence
      C              G                               D 
Got a bible from his cellmate he?s seachin? for a 2nd chance
Am         Am/B   C                          G 
Hopes than he can make it outside before his little girl learns to talk
C                   G                           C               D      
Hopes he can get it all figured out? before the judge says that he can walk

           Em        C              G
Cause it?s hotwired, too tired from bein? who he?s been
Em         C                    G               D
Car theft, what?s left he ain?t ever goin? back again
         C     C/B   G    C        C/B          G   
He ain?t never goin? back to tie himself to the whippin? pole
    F                         C                                     G
His American dream?s like the county line sign that he shot full of holes

And 2-4 don?t seem like much till you?re stuck in an 8X10
He felt guilty damn near all his life and much more now than then
He wrote a letter to Jesus last night and he nailed it up to the cross
Yeah he?s free in his heart but at night in the dark, you know the man he?s still the boss


He walked through the gate last Thursday and headed on into town
What did he see but a Cadillac there with all it?s windows down

Chorus 2:
And it?s broke down, hands down,and it's back to who he was
No change it seems strange, it ain?t ever been push or shove
And now he?s goin? back to tie himself to the whippin? pole
And his American dream like the county sign that he shot full of holes
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