Hard Box Of Time


There's a room in hell where they turn iron and coke to steel
Jimmy says that, after Pittsburgh, prison's no big deal
Forty hours plus overtime, when they said jump he did
Just so he could pull some extra take-home for his kid
He said...

Life isn't happy or sad it just is
What it is is a hard box of time
I hit the bottom, the walls, and the lid
Someday my freedom I'll find
From this hard box of time

Jimmy married Lori, Lori carried Jake
Jake was born with doctor bills that Jimmy couldn't make
He sold everything he owned to save his baby-son
Then one night he sold his soul and bought himself a gun
He said...

Life isn't happy or sad it just is
What it is is a hard box of time
I hit the bottom, the walls, and the lid
Someday my freedom I'll find
From this hard box of time

He never even took it from his pocket
He didn't even load it
He didn't like to hold it
Something deep inside kept screaming stop it
But by then the bag was in his hand

Jimmy took the money, Jimmy took the car
Jimmy took the fall and now he's living in the jar
Lori took it hard and then she took off with some guy
Jake's with Jimmy's momma, when he says grandma why
She says...

Life isn't happy or sad it just is
what it is is a hard box of time
Your momma had her reasons and your daddy had his
God and the devil know mine
You know that...

Life isn't happy or sad it just is what it is
What it is is a hard box of time
I hit the bottom, the walls, and the lid
Someday my freedom I'll find
From this hard box of time

 

1991 Flying Stone Music

 

 

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