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​Frankland Prison Blues

This song is by Onsind and appears on the album Anaesthesiology (2013).

When I see a prison, I see a vested interest in recidivism
The righteous and pure on a moral mission, an awful draconian place
Will nobody listen, can we please move beyond this simplistic vision
Of "intrinsically bad-natured citizens" and the myth that it's keeping us safe?

When I see a prison I see an inconsistency
I see differential treatment, I see widespread inequality
I see a failing system that is grinning in defeat
I see a cycle that nobody's trying to break, a pattern that's built to repeat

They say, "When you open up a school, you close a prison door"
Well we keep under-funding education and locking up the poor
And I'm not sure where this is heading but I know it isn't great
We turned our heads away and they built a prison state

"Take me, take me anywhere
I never really cared about this freedom, it was never meant for me
Lead me, lead me to my cell, I deserve to be in hell
There's your solution, you should lock me up and throw away the key
Eternally, imprison me"