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    "Ninety-Nine" Lyrics

    Bill Anderson

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    (Bill Anderson)

    My mama always told me better
    Than to play with a loaded gun
    If I'd've just listened to her she'd've
    Never had a prisoner for a son.

    The picture's still in front of my eyes
    The echo in my ears
    When the jury said he's guilty
    And the judge said ninety-nine years.

    Oh, for ninety-nine years I'll watch
    The sunrise over that some old sea
    Ninety-nine years nothing but
    An empty cell for company.

    Yet there's not very much that stands between
    Me and the freedom I hold dear
    Just a thousand bars, a big brick wall
    And a sentence of ninety-nine years.

    I kissed my darling on her tender lips
    And they took me by the hand
    I had a nice little ride on a ferry boat
    To the rock where the prison stands.

    The warden said as he locked the door
    I hope you'll like it here
    Just make yourself a home
    You're gonna be with us ninety-nine years.

    I've almost forgotten what my real name is
    Been a number for so long
    Making little bitty rocks out of great big rocks
    Gets old as the days wear on.

    But I'll do my best for ninety-nine years
    Just try to stay alive
    'Cause the Governor said if I'd be good
    I'd get out in ninety-five.

    Oh, for ninety-nine years I'll watch
    The sunrise over that some old sea
    Ninety-nine years nothing but
    An empty cell for company.

    Yet there's not very much that stands between
    Me and the freedom I hold dear
    Just a thousand bars, a big brick wall
    And a sentence of ninety-nine years...
    This song was submitted on October 11th, 2004 and last modified on November 28th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/atv Music Publishing Llc.
    Written by Willie Williamson.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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