Maybe I'm Better Off

  Maybe I'm better off
  If I never leave this cell
  Maybe I've lived enough
  In a world as free as hell (just as free as hell)
  Where you keep on thinking
  While it's stinking
  You enjoy the smell
  And you lick the bowl as well
  Love's out there
  They tell you
  They sell you anything to make you happy
  Then it all just turns to crap
  So maybe I'm better off
  Than I was when I was young
  Now that I know the cost
  When you try to love someone
  Guess I'm better off
  In jail at thirty-one

  What about all my friends?
  Now I won't have to watch them die
  And every time they sell out
  I won't be there to question why
  They can get so high
  On the butts they're kissing
  While they're pissing
  'Way each other's lives
  As they shag each other's wives
  No shopping, co-oping
  None of the grand design to sooth the masses
  'Til it's time to pay your taxes
  Maybe I'm better off
  Than I was in days gone by
  Now that I know the cost
  When you set your sights too high
  Yes I'm better off

  It's jailbreak time for Ian

  Maybe I'm better off
  Now that I've kissed her off
  Now that they've whisked me off to the slammer and
  Maybe I'm better off
  Now that she's pissed me off
  Now that my fist takes on a new glamour and
  Maybe my mind's run off
  Maybe I've just gone off my head
  Maybe I've just gone 'round the bend
  Maybe I'm in my own little world

  It's jailbreak time for Ian
  Praise the lord, it's jailbreak time for Ian
  What the hell took you so long?

  Life hands you new chances
  Uncertain circumstances
  Set you back
  But then you win the Lotto jackpot
  Every time you give up (every time you give up)
  Then you give up being young
  Everything has a cost
  That's the way this world is run
  Maybe I'm better off
  Now I'm free and thirty-one
  I'm free, male, and thirty-one


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