Maybe I'm better off If I never leave this cell Maybe I've lived enough In a world as free as hell (just as free as hell) Where you keep on thinking While it's stinking You enjoy the smell And you lick the bowl as well Love's out there They tell you They sell you anything to make you happy Then it all just turns to crap So maybe I'm better off Than I was when I was young Now that I know the cost When you try to love someone Guess I'm better off In jail at thirty-one
What about all my friends? Now I won't have to watch them die And every time they sell out I won't be there to question why They can get so high On the butts they're kissing While they're pissing 'Way each other's lives As they shag each other's wives No shopping, co-oping None of the grand design to sooth the masses 'Til it's time to pay your taxes Maybe I'm better off Than I was in days gone by Now that I know the cost When you set your sights too high Yes I'm better off
It's jailbreak time for Ian
Maybe I'm better off Now that I've kissed her off Now that they've whisked me off to the slammer and Maybe I'm better off Now that she's pissed me off Now that my fist takes on a new glamour and Maybe my mind's run off Maybe I've just gone off my head Maybe I've just gone 'round the bend Maybe I'm in my own little world
It's jailbreak time for Ian Praise the lord, it's jailbreak time for Ian What the hell took you so long?
Life hands you new chances Uncertain circumstances Set you back But then you win the Lotto jackpot Every time you give up (every time you give up) Then you give up being young Everything has a cost That's the way this world is run Maybe I'm better off Now I'm free and thirty-one I'm free, male, and thirty-one