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Institutionalized Man Intro: Portrait of a wasted life I could see it in his tired eyes Hard to believe what I heard These were his exact words..... V1: In my youth, I made mistakes, Let my rage control my fate Now 4 decades behind these iron gates Where only sweet music escapes Pre-Chorus: LIFE is what they give you And that's always what they take Where's the world I once knew? For the first time, I'm afraid Chorus: I command no respect I keep no pride on the outside There is nothing Left Now I see, life beyond bars is a prison for me V2: Countless nights, reaching back in time Angry and drunk when I stepped over the line Regret weighs heavy on a sober mind Been thinking about it for 4 dimes Pre-Chorus: No way of preparing Stepped into a free mans' shoes When I finally stopped caring, They opened the gates & cut me loose Chorus: I command no respect I keep no pride on the outside There is nothing Left Now I see, life beyond bars is a prison for me BRIDGE: Dreamed of this moment in the Glorious Sun But that was long ago when I was still young Within these walls, I was someone who mattered Not a helpless old man, hopeless and shattered Chorus: I command no respect I keep no pride on the outside There is nothing Left Now I see, life beyond bars is a prison for me Lyrics: Ed Millican, Music, Vocals: Serious-Music © 2015 by Serious-Music