Ninety Nine Years (And One Dark Day)

I’ve been in this prison twenty years or more
I shot my woman with a 44
I’ll be right here till my dyin’ day
I got 99 years and one dark day

Well the food is bad and the beds are hard
I spend all day breakin’ rocks in the yard
Well there ain’t no change, gonna stay that way
I got 99 years and one dark day

Ain’t no singer that can sing a song
Ain’t no one saying that I ain’t wrong
His mind’s made up, gonna stay that way
I got 99 years and one dark day

I never learned to read, I never learned to write
My whole life’s been one big fight
I never heard about the righteous way
I got 99 years and one dark day

I remember a time many years ago
I shot my woman with a 44
I’ll be right here till my dyin’ day
I got 99 years and one dark day
I got 99 years and one dark day