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Laura Veirs Jailhouse Fire Lyrics

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Did you see that lady there they stripped her to her underwear
She took it one step further and stripped to bare through the rising flames
And smoke she laughed as all the police choked
And then she danced in the government pyre the jailhouse is on fire

She grabbed a guard and stole his keys unlocked the cells
And set us free and we ran and caught our pants
On the old barbed wire we hit the dirt
We hit the road we jumped the fence
We kissed a toad and we hollared at the ladies
In the churchyard choir the jailhouse is on fire

I hopped a train and headed west free woman
Now just like the rest all the hobos on the line called me a liar
The train it choked and spewed and spat and coal smoke billowed thick
And black and she was everywhere and rising higher she set the jailhouse on fire




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