INSTITUTIONALIZED

“Being in prison has helped me understand a lot about human behavior, because in prison behavior is very elemental, and it’s very blatant. Very brutal. But it’s an analog to the more subtle, more sophisticated behavior on the streets. Nobody surprises me anymore. I believe I know why people act the way they do. I understand incentive. I understand the profit motive for the very first time, having been around drug dealers. I understand economics in a way I never understood it before. I understand violence – and I am not afraid. I am not afraid of a thing. And it’s a terribly secure thing. I am not afraid of death.”

It’s over today
The heat is gone
Time is gone
F for fake
I feel no wrong
Hide no wrong
I love this place
The lights….
Under this face
So dry….

Only way to change
Give yourself away
Don’t be ashamed
Next in line; close one eye
Just walk by

In these days
I’m breathing stone, crying stone
I’ll win this race
I’ll leave alone, arrive alone
Love this place, the lights…
Under this face, so dry…

Stripped to the bone
I did no wrong
Truth is my name
Give yourself away

– Faith No More