Plymouth County

Plymouth County

is this a prison or hospital?

they don't seem concerned with recovery

i don't think i'll ever make it home

been here so long i don't recall

the window view from old plymouth county

is the only sight i feel like i've ever known

 

just don't let them forget my name

while i'm away

 

<chorus>

i'll be here when sun turns to winter

i'll be here when years dry the rivers

i'll be here when gates turn to rust

ash to ash and dust turns to dust

when there's no-one left who remembers

bring my bones to the land of my fathers

lay me down in the ground where i'm from

and i won't regret that i've come

and don't forget my name

while i'm away

</chorus>

 

tell my family i'm doing fine

i'm so busy i got no time to write

america has been so good to me

when i'm well again i'll send a line

to let them know i'm really all right

just keep this lie alive until i'm free

 

and don't let them forget my name

while i'm away

 

<chorus>

 

dear nurse, dear warden please let me go

i can't sleep at all from the coughing

send me somewhere far away from here

dear nurse, dear warden please send me home

i don't understand what you're saying

no-one wants to die and disappear

 

don't let them forget my name

while i'm away

 

<chorus>