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Damien Echols Death Row Letter Year 16 Lyrics 



Damien Echols Death Row Letter Year 16 Song Lyrics


Today the guards made me bleed again
They chained my feet so tight I could barely move
I bleed through my socks
Last month it was my left ankle
Today it was the right
When I wash, the soap burns like fire
But I have to keep my ankles clean
Because I don’t have any alcohol or peroxide
Nothing to kill the bacteria or infections
And this place is filthy

I can’t remember what it’s like to walk as a human being anymore
My cell is so small that I can only take two steps
Anytime I’m brought out, however briefly or infrequently
I have chains on my hands and feet
As well as guards hanging on me
Been well over 16 years since I’ve actually walked anywhere
Sometimes I still can’t wrap my mind around that
I’m working on my 17th year now
There were times when I thought
‘Surely someone’s gonna put a stop to this
‘Surely someone is gonna do something’
But they never do
Time just rolls on, it’s insanity

I am truly amazed at what they’ve been allowed to get away with
And for how long
Ah well, does no good to dwell on it
Either I waste my energy by focusing on things I cannot change
Or I conserve my energy and apply it to small things I can change
That’s what the I Ching calls the taming power of the small


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