riot in cell block no.9 lyrics – cody commander

july the second, it was nineteen sixty-three
i was servin’ time for armed robbery
four o’clock in the mornin’, i was layin’ back in my cell
i heard the whistle blow, then i heard somebody yell
there’s a riot goin’ on
there’s a riot goin’ on
there’s a riot goin’ on
down in cell block number 9
the riot started down in cell block number 4
spread like wild fire across the prison floor
scar-face jones said, “it’s too late to quit”
p*ss the dynamite ’cause the fuse is lit
there’s a riot goin’ on
there’s a riot goin’ on
there’s a riot goin’ on
down in cell block number 9
if ya don’t stop that riot, y’all gonna get the chair
i said, “hey now boys, get ready to run”
“here come the warden with an automatic gun”
there’s a riot goin’ on
there’s a riot goin’ on
there’s a riot goin’ on
down in cell block number 9
in the forty-seventh hour
the tear gas it got our men
we are all back in our cells
but every now and then
there’s a riot goin’ on
there’s a riot goin’ on
there’s a riot goin’ on
down in cell block number 9

/ cody commander lyrics