If Orange Is the New Black has taught us anything, it's that not everybody in prison is the psycho ultra-violent killer Scared Straight would have you believe. Many are just normal schmucks who made some bad decisions and are just waiting to get back to their lives on the outside. This is a song for them.
It's an interesting video. On one hand you've got these hard inmates with giant biceps, vicious stares, and lots of tattoos. On the other, you've got this song about finding a hidden treasure, holding and valuing it, promising to never let it go. It creates a unique dichotomy, almost like a parent's lullaby for these wayward sons.
Penny is from LA-based singer-songwriter Hanni El Khatib's sophomore album, Head in the Dirt.