Warren Zevon - Prison Grove

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Coverinfo

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Songinfo

'Prison Grove' is a song written by Warren Zevon and Jorge Calderón and released by Zevon on his 2003 album The Wind. Bruce Springsteen contributed to the studio recording of two tracks on The Wind. He plays electric guitar (including three solos) and provides backing vocals on Disoreder in The House and provides backing vocals on Prison Grove. The two tracks were recorded around December 2002 at Cherokee Studios in Hollywood, CA. In 2004 The Wind won a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album.
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

2003-09-10 - SKYDOME, TORONTO, ON

Bruce played the only known Springsteen performance of "My Ride's Here" in honor to Warren Zevon who passed away three days earlier.

Spoken intro:

"Let me hear you, Dan! .. Alright! I want to, uh, start the night with a song in memory of my great friend Warren Zevon. Warren passed away a few days ago, but he was one of the great, great American songwriters, and, uh, I love him, I'm gonna miss him very much. This is one of, uh, Warren's songs, called My Ride Is Here."

Lyrics


An icy wind burns and scars
Rushes in like a fallen star
Through the narrow space
Between these bars
Looking down on Prison Grove

Dug in, hunkered down
Hours race without a sound
Gonna carry me to where I'm bound
Looking down on Prison Grove

Iron will hard as rock
Hold me up for the fateful knock
When they walk me down in a mortal lock
Out on Prison Grove

Shine on all these broken lives
Shine on
Shine the light on me

Oohh oohh
Oohh oohh
Oohh oohh
Oohh oohh
Oohh oohh
Oohh oohh

Knick Knack Paddy Wack
They say you'll hear your own bones crack
When they bend you back to bible black
Then you'll find your love

Some folks have to die too hard
Some folks have to cry too hard
Take one last look at the prison yard
Goodbye Prison Grove

Shine on all these broken lives
Shine on
Shine the light on me

Hey!
Come on!
Oohh oohh