the lock down denial lyrics – cute is what we aim for

slightly bruised and a little bit used
i never thought they’d be so amused
brother’s bond broken by the bailiff
for the first time

prison blues, gotta pay my dues
now i know i’ll never be refused

if i, if i, if i die inside
would anyone realize?
if i, if i, if i die inside
would anyone realize?
i lived a lie

chains and stripes
i ain’t gonna sleep tonight
this is no way for a man to live his life
paranoid on the prison-yard pavement
for the first time

so i serve time for my addiction
i pay the price for my affliction
the judge took my life with his conviction
for the last time

lights out, lock down, don’t make a sound
lights out, lock down

if i, if i, if i die inside
would anyone realize? (would anyone realize?)
if i, if i, if i deny the crime
would i, would i, serve the time?
i lived a lie

someone’s behind the drum set in my head
thumping a different beat myself to the sound of the walking dead
rinse and repeat
someone’s behind the drum set in my head, in my head, head

if i, if i, if i die
(yeah)
if i, if i, if i die inside
would anyone realize? (would anyone realize?)
if i, if i, if i deny the crime
would i, would i, serve the time? (serve the time)
i lived a lie

/ cute is what we aim for lyrics