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Slash – 30 Years To Life lyrics

So the story goes
This is a tale that must be told
For what could be your destiny you’ll never know

I never meant to be here
I never even tried
But I tell you now when you’re lost and downed
You come to trouble in time
It was a cold December
A wet city night
In a steel toe rage made a big mistake
Now I’ll be doing time

I was running with the order
I was running out of time
Now for me there is no quarter
I don’t wanna be here
I don’t wanna die

Serving 30 years to life
What I did I can’t deny
Now the sorrow in my heart will never fade
I remember it so well
The night I sent that boy to hell
Lord I’m sorry for the error of my ways

They sent me on a mission
Out to earn my stripes
Should've known damn well when the curbstone fell
Things would never be right

I was running with the order
I was running out of time
Now for me there is no quarter
I don’t wanna be here
How many nights I’ve cried

Serving 30 years to life
What I did I can’t deny
Now the sorrow in my heart will never fade
I remember it so well
The night I sent that boy to hell
Lord I’m sorry for the error of my ways

'cause now I know, now I know
I was wrong and I can’t let this go
I know, now I know
I am sorry, what a wretched soul
Oh, what a big mistake

(Solo)

Now I’m growing old
18 years or more to go
I waste away in this cage, I’m all alone
That’s how the story goes, this is a tale that must be told
For what could be your destiny, you’ll never know

'cause when you’re running with the order
You’re only running out of time
Now for me there is no quarter
I didn’t wanna be here
I don’t wanna die

Serving 30 years to life
What I did I can’t deny
Now the sorrow in my heart will never fade
Know it well, I know it well
But it’s too late to save myself
Lord I’m sorry for the error of my ways

So the story goes, this is a tale that must be told
The sorrow in my heart will never fade
So the story goes, this is a tale that must be told
Yes, I’m sorry for the error of my ways



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/s/slash/30_years_to_life.html

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