Prisoners Lyrics & Guitar Tab

When the day is done
It’s just you and I
This is our last dance
One last fight …
When there’s blood on the stage
Could you face your fears?
It all ends here
The minutes the Hours,
Days and years


What you want?
Can you give me a sign?
Or give me your current state of mind?
Old friend it’s been a while …
We’re just prisoners of this life …

Just prisoners
Were just prisoners in this life
Though it won’t be for long
We’re just just prisoners …


In dusty halls,
To the Hollow Shopping Malls
To the endless rows of English Roses
If you’ve got to believe in someone,
Don’t make that person me
If you’ve got to let go of something,
Then let go of me


And last night I dreamt
I was sent to a place of innocence
Hello old friend,
We can’t pretend


Were not prisoner of this life
Just Prisoners
Were just prisoners of these times
Although it won’t be for long
We’re just just prisoners …


Hello old friend
It’s been a while
It’s me again …
It’s been a while …
We’re just prisoners of these times …
But it won’t be for long

Won’t be long

Tablature by Nick Yates.

The tabs are designed so that you can strum along to Doves tracks. The tabs may not reflect exactly how Doves play the songs as some of the recordings are detuned and they are designed so that you don’t have to be Jez or play a right-handed guitar upside down to enjoy them!

We invite you to submit any corrections where necessary. Click on the tabs to see the full size sheets that you can also download if you wish.