Listen to Case 795 (The Family) song with lyrics from John Mellencamp

Case 795 (The Family)

John Mellencamp7 Sep 1993

Case 795 (The Family) Lyrics

Case 795(the family) - John Mellencamp

Written by:John Mellencamp

 

Tony Jones stabbed Alice Jones

 

On their first anniversary

Down in Dallas Texas

 

In a small apartment

 

With nobody present

 

He pulled out a knife

And he stuck it to her

 

He left her bleeding

On the floor in the kitchen

 

With cake on her fingers

 

And her wedding ring holding

 

In her hand was a note

That said the wicked must suffer

 

And he drove off quickly

To his girlfriend's apartment

But who really suffers in the end

 

It's easy enough for us to pretend that

 

Everything's all right with the family

 

Everything is safe here at home

 

Everything's all right with the family

 

The beds are made

But there's no sheets on

 

From the courtroom stand Tony

Said he was sorry

That he was sad and mixed up

 

And he didn't know

What he was doing

 

That he'd always loved Alice and

He begged for forgiveness

 

So he threw himself on the

Mercy of the jury

And he told how his father

Had beat and abused him

 

Back in grade school

 

In the basement den

 

And that maybe prison

 

Was the best thing for him

 

And he said "Oh God

Can You forgive me " Yeah

 

But who really suffers in the end

 

It's easy enough for us

All to pretend that

 

Everything's all right with the family

 

Everything is safe here at home

 

Everything's all right with the family

 

The beds are made

 

But there's no sheets on

 

How many days does

It take to make us weak

 

And how many hours do

People spend lonely

In the heart of the heart

The family lay dying

 

The ruin of a nation lies

At our feet yeah

 

Everything's all right with the family

 

Everything is safe here at home

 

Everything's all right with the family

 

The beds are made

 

But there's no sheets on

 

Everything's all right

 

With the family

 

Everything is safe

 

Here at home

 

Everything's all right

 

With the family

 

The beds are made

 

But there's no sheets on

 

***Lyrics are from third-parties***