When the jail is full, Oh Sheriff, what you gonna do?
The cops they keep on bringing them but the courts don't pass them through.
Crime is low, arrests are down, but the seams are bustin' through.
Say, when the jail is full, Sheriff, then what you gonna do?
My cousin the jailer says their numbers' sinking low.
The state says 1 to 48, but it's harder than they know.
'Cause COVID stopped the jury trials so teeming multitudes
Now wait out the winter months behind those bars so rude.
Oh, when the jail is full Sheriff, hey, what you gonna do?
I hear dozens of jailers are now out. Is it the flu?
And all this so some lawyers can feign verisimilitude,
Instead of just releasing folks till their day in court is due.