Prison Song by Graham Nash

"Prison Song" was written by Graham Graham from the Wild Tales album . This page provides information about the song and links to the lyrics and the official video.

Prison Song by Graham Nash


Beginner and intermediate students.

Facts about the song

  • Song:
    Prison Song

  • Album:
    Wild Tales
  • Date of release:
  • Genre:
  • Length of the song:
    3 minutes and 10 seconds.
  • Writer:
    Graham Nash
  • Produced by:
    Graham Nash

Interesting information about the song

Prison Song was written and performed by Graham Nash from the Wild Tales album. Contrary to later reports, the darker tone of this album was not inspired by the murder of Nash's then-girlfriend, Amy Gossage, by her brother; that tragedy happened more than a year after the release of this LP. Rather, Nash was in a somber mood in the wake of the failures of his relationships with Joni Mitchell and Rita Coolidge, and the unwillingness at the time of the other members of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young to reunite for a new album.

The video

The Video

The lyrics

Full lyrics of this song

Language points

The song includes many interesting language points:

Eexpressions that may be useful to students:

  • One day a friend took me aside
    and said I have to leave you
    for buying something from a friend
    they say I've done wrong 
    for protecting the name of a man
    they say I'll have to leave you,
    so now I'm bidding you farewell
    for much too long.

Source: Wikipedia

More lyrics here