Jailhouse Tears

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I'm crying jailhouse tears
And I've been trying all these years
I'm trying to ride things out but now I've shifted gears
And we're both crying jailhouse tears

They say I broke the law
Now everything's broken down
Babe, I know what I saw
I know you went downtown

They locked me up
And you locked me out
You tried to steal my truck but
That's not what this is about

I just went to the corner
To get a cold six pack
You're a drunk, you're a stoner
You never came back

I used to be a user
Now I'm out of stuff
You're a three time loser
You're all fucked up

And I'm crying jailhouse tears
And I've been trying all these years
I'm trying to ride things out but now I've shifted gears
And we're both crying jailhouse tears

I'll prove it to you somehow
I'm done with every bit
Look at me I'm clean now
You're so full of shit

I swear I will tell all
Look in my dresser drawers
Now I'm behind the 8-ball
And you're behind bars

And I'm crying jailhouse tears
And I've been trying all these years
Been trying to ride things out but now I've shifted gears
And we're both crying jailhouse tears

I'm crying jailhouse tears
And I've been trying all these years
I'm trying to ride things out but now I've shifted gears
And we're both crying jailhouse tears

We're both crying jailhouse tears

Jailhouse Tears
Written byLucinda Williams
Performed byLucinda Williams (with Elvis Costello)
Produced byEric Liljestrand & Tom Overby
MusiciansLucinda Williams - vocals
Elvis Costello - vocals
Butch Norton - drums, tambourine
David Sutton - electric bass
Chet Lyster - electric guitar
Doug Pettibone - electric guitar, acoustic guitar
Rob Burger - Wurlitzer
Jim Lauderdale - backing vocals
Susan Marshall - backing vocals
Gia Ciambotti - backing vocals
Kristin Mooney - backing vocals
Recorded2008, Village Recorders, Los Angeles
ReleasedOctober 14, 2008
AlbumsLucinda Williams: Little Honey, 2008
Length5:25

First known performance:
July 14, 2005, New York, NY
Last known performance:
August 18, 2009, Los Angeles, CA
     (2 known performances)


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