Virgil

ŠPaul Simon, released on Songs from The Capeman, 1997

.

[Virgil:]

I've got a wife, four grown children

I can't afford their education

I been a prison guard for fourteen years

That ain't exactly a vacation

.

[Warden:]

Since he's been here he's followed every rule

Well I told you my position

The law says he's got the right to go to school,

We abide by the court's decision

.

[Virgil:]

I got a Winchester 243

I like that gun for deer

Upstate November when the air is free

Smells like hunting season's here

.

He's the one to keep your eyes on

He's smart yeah and he's quiet

A troublemaker if I ever seen one

Next thing you know it's Attica

And we got a prison riot

.

There ain't no way that punk gets his degree

And hides behind the Constitution

No way in hell that smart ass spic goes free

Not while I'm in this institution

.

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