Luke Jackson is a cool, gutsy prisoner in a Southern chain gang, who, while refusing to buckle under to authority, keeps escaping and being recaptured. The prisoners admire Luke because, as Dragline explains it, "You're an original, that's what you are!" Nevertheless, the camp staff actively works to crush Luke until he finally breaks. Written by
"What we've got here is failure to communicate."
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Why, we always thought you was strong enough to carry it. Was we wrong?
I don't know. Well, things are just never the way they seem, Arletta, you know that. A man's just gotta go his own way.
"There Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down"
Written by Claude Ely
Performed by Harry Dean Stanton See more