Inspired by a Facebook post by John King (@notthatjohnking on twitter,) I quickly tweaked what he had written (just a touch) and added music. It became "If Springsteen Wrote My Life (Part I)" and inspired the entire "If Springsteen Wrote My Life"series. He's an old friend and a smart, funny guy.
Stuck in a jail cell, wearing all orange
Except for these second-hand underwear
Tried my collect calls, my wife wouldn't answer
I don't have a lawyer and I don't care
I finally got me some peace and some quiet
And time to get some writing done
And if Springsteen wrote this, it'd sell millions son.
But I'm in county lockup and this ain't Born To Run...