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Criminal
Fiona Apple Lyrics


I've been a bad, bad girl
I've been careless with a delicate man
And it's a sad, sad world
When a girl will break a boy just because she can

Don't you tell me to deny it
I've done wrong and I want to suffer for my sins
I've come to you 'cause I need guidance to be true
And I just don't know where I can begin

Ooh, what I need is a good defense
'Cause I'm feeling like a criminal
And I need to be redeemed
To the one I've sinned against
Because he's all I ever knew of love

Heaven help me for the way I am
Save me from these evil deeds before I get them done
I know tomorrow brings the consequence at hand
But I keep living this day like the next will never come

Oh, help me but don't tell me to deny it
I've got to cleanse myself of all these lies 'til I'm good enough for him
I've got a lot to lose and I'm bettin' high so I'm begging you
Before it ends just tell me where to begin

What I need is a good defense
'Cause I'm feeling like a criminal
And I need to be redeemed
To the one I've sinned against
Because he's all I ever knew of love

Let me know the way
Before there's hell to pay
Give me room to lay the law and let me go
I've got to make a play
To make my lover stay
So what would an angel say the devil wants to know

What I need is a good defense
'Cause I'm feeling like a criminal
And I need to be redeemed
To the one I've sinned against
Because he's all I ever knew of love

What I need is a good defense
'Cause I'm feeling like a criminal
And I need to be redeemed
To the one I've sinned against
Because he's all I ever knew of love

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Written by: Fiona Apple

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Lyrics

I've been a bad, bad girl
I've been careless
With a delicate man
And it's a sad, sad world
When a girl will break a boy
Just because she can

[Pre-Chorus]
Don't you tell me to deny it
I've done wrong and
I want to suffer for my sins
I've come to you cause
I need guidance to be true
And I just don't know where I can begin

[Chorus]
What I need is a good defense
Cause I'm feeling like a criminal
And I need to be redeemed
To the one I've sinned against
Because he's all I ever knew of love

[Verse 2]
Heaven help me for the way I am
Save me from these evil deeds
Before I get them done
I know tomorrow brings
The consequence at hand
But I keep living this day
Like the next will never come

[Pre-Chorus]
Oh help me,
But don't tell me to deny it
I've got to cleanse myself
Of all these lies
Till I'm good enough for him
I've got a lot to lose
And I'm betting high
So I'm begging you before it ends
Just tell me where to begin
Eh

[Chorus]
What I need is a good defense
Cause I'm feeling like a criminal
And I need to be redeemed
To the one I've sinned against
Because he's all I ever knew of love

[Bridge]
Let me know the way
Before there's hell to pay
Give me room to lay
The law and let me go
I've got to make a play
To make my lover stay
So what would an angel say?
The devil wants to know

What I need is a good defense
Cause I'm feeling like a criminal
And I need to be redeemed
To the one I've sinned against
Because he's all I ever knew of love

What I need is a good defense
Cause I'm feeling like a criminal
And I need to be redeemed
To the one I've sinned against
Because he's all I ever knew of love



All comments from YouTube:

Jamie Jolicoeur

I remember her winning an MTV award, and standing on that stage saying "this world is bull shit". I thought that was awesome. She meant the music industry, the front the stars put on for every one to see, it's all just a bunch of fake ass bull shit. She told the kids out there watching, not to try and be like them or dress like them, be yourself. Cause it's all just bull shit.
People got mad at her for that. She became my hero.

alukuhito

Like she isn't fake ass? Even her name is fake.

Something Accessories

We knew back then, we know now. Too bad it didn't catch on. But lucky you and all these comments exists so I can give a hell yes.

Brad Christensen

🤘😎🇺🇸😀😀

Justin Ericks

Spot on Sweetie .She was/is a True Artist. :)...( just try n avoid her with PTA doing DVD commentary for Magnolia..lol) # 90scelebcouples#highonjustlife?#

heather walburn

Love the truth tellers 💜

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SashaOwen

Bless my parents who had to listen to 14 year old me sing this on repeat during our three day drive to Maine.

vigspark

Classic

emmy !!

@Nate James R this comment is y u don't have any subscribers

Amelia RodCal

You're forgiven, babe. 😘

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