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"Folsom Prison Blues" (Music)

"I'm Veronica, I'm from Neptune, and I once shot a man in Reno just to watch him die."
"Um, okay, well, uh, my name is Dean, I'm from Wheaton, Illinois, uh, my father owns a Ford dealership, and I also shot a man in Reno, but it was not to watch him die. It was for other issues."

When I was just a baby, my mama told me, "Son,
Always be a good boy; don't ever play with guns."
But I shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die.
When I hear that whistle blowin', I hang my head and cry.

Johnny Cash's tragic song "Folsom Prison Blues" was recorded live during his 1968 concert for the inmates. At Folsom Prison is still considered one of his best albums. It's surprising that a 19-year-old college student in 2006 would know these lyrics, but Veronica Mars characters tend to be more well-rounded than most teenagers. Or is it the writers who make them that way?

2.16 "The Rapes of Graff"

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