"Cooper's Lament"

Bring me heaven in my dreams lord
Where blue water meets a golden shore
Let me die in my sleep lord
And Iíll never ask for anything more

Fifteen years in prison after ten years on the run
Paying for a thing I know I never should have done
Sitting here in solitary I havenít seen the sun
And Iím just not having any fun

Mother died when I was ten left me on the street
Hit the dark and dirty ground with nothing on my feet
Everything in life to me was bitter never sweet
Anger filled the emptiness until I was complete

Learned to hate the government and the bourgeoisie
Hated all the upper class I know they hated me
Took away their money and burned their property
They say its only politics but I can disagree

One day I saw my woman and my heart split open wide
Waiting in the vestibule to be anotherís bride
She refused me stridently and then somehow she died
I burned all of my bridges and then I had to hide

They caught me in the afternoon somewhere in Tennessee
They tried and sentenced me to death by electricity
The court commuted it to life though I did not agree
And every morning is a new eternity

So bring me heaven in my dreams lord
Where blue water meets a golden shore
Let me die in my sleep lord
And Iíll never ask for anything more




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