The Best Little Death House in Texas
Texas spent $150,000 to remodel Death Row. I thought corrections officials might want professional help.
Martha Stewart, Martha Stewart,
We could use you for sure.
Gol a problem that needs a solution.
Our chamber of death
Is the best in the West
Bul we need to design us a new one.
Our good old Death Row
Has become quite a show.
it’s bigger than Oprah or Jerry.
People line up all night
For the right to the sight
Of a prisoner about lo be buried.
So, make your contribution
To the art of execution.
We’ll just die if you do not accept us.
They’ll be going out in style,
As they walk their final mile
At the best little death house in Texas.
Perhaps their last meal
Would have more appeal
If served on a bone china platter.
A carafe of iced tea,
And a nice round of Brie
For a man who will be a cadaver.
That electric chair
Never was debonair,
So now, they are strapped to a gurney.
A Saltillo tile floor
For the black and the poor,
Who could not afford an attorney.
So help us design
A chamber so fine
For prisoners to breathe their last breath.
Their last words they’ll speak
In a setting so chic,
They’ll be having the time of their death.
Words and music © 1998 by Steve Brooks and Frog Records