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Incarcerated is Where I Need to Be

by Ana Silva

I never meant to fall on my knees
Pray to someone I cannot see
Incarcerated is Where I Need to Be
I use drugs and stay on the street
Rather be caged than OD
Incarcerated is Where I Need to Be

Feeling like a fiend who can’t stay clean
Becoming a slave and living day to day
Incarcerated is Where I Need to Be
This is the safest place for me

Losing what I got, kicking it at the wrong spot
Making the block hot, running from cops
I got to stop
Incarcerated is Where I Need to Be
Because I won’t last if I am set free

Aan Silva