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A Criminal Mind
Gowan Lyrics


You see my hands are steady
You've seen my face before
Soon you can take your last look
And they'll close the door
I stand accused before you
I have no tears to cry
And you will never break me
Till the day I die
(chorus)
A criminal mind
Is all I've ever known
They tried to reform me
But I'm made of cold stone
A criminal mind
Is all I've ever had
Ask one who's known me
If I'm really so bad...
I AM
I've spent my life behind these steel bars
I've paid my debt in time
But being brought to justice
That was my only crime
I don't regret a single action
I'd do the same again
These prison walls secure me
And I'm numb to pain
repeat chorus
Before you hand me over
Before you read my sentence
I'd like to say a few words
Here in my own defense...
Some people struggle daily
They struggle with their conscience
Till the end
I have no guilt to haunt me
I feel no wrong intent
repeat chorus
I'm made of cold stone
Just like your prison walls
A criminal mind
I AM

Lyrics © OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT LP, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: LARRY GOWAN

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hm4steve

Lyrics
You see my hands are steady
You've seen my face before
Soon you can take your last look
And they'll close the door
I stand accused before you
I have no tears to cry
And you will never break me
'Till the day I die
A criminal mind
Is all I
All I've ever known
They tried to reform me
But I'm made of cold stone
My criminal mind
Is all I
All I've ever had
Ask one who's known me
If I'm really so bad...
I AM
I've spent my life behind these steel bars
I've paid my debt in time
But being brought to justice
That was my only crime
I don't regret a single action
I'd do the same again
These prison walls secure me
And I'm numb to pain
A criminal mind
Is all I
All I've ever known
They tried to reform me
But I'm made of cold stone
My criminal mind
Is all I
All I've ever had
Ask one who's known me
If I'm really so bad...
I AM
Before you hand me over
Before you read my sentence
I'd like to say a few words
Here in my own defense...
Some people struggle daily
They struggle with their conscience
Till the end
I have no guilt to haunt me
I feel no wrong intent
A criminal mind
Is all I
All I've ever known
Don's try to reform me
'Cause I'm made of cold stone
My criminal mind
Is all I've ever had
Ask one who's known me
If I'm really so bad...
I AM
I'm made of cold stone
Just like your prison walls
A criminal mind
I AM



Among The Wild Wind Cold

Lyrics for those who'd like them:

I stand accused before you
I have no tears to cry
And you will never break me
Until the day I die
A criminal mind was all I
All I've ever known
They've tried to reform me
But I'm made of cold stone

My criminal mind is all I
All I've ever had
Ask one who's known me
If I'm really so bad...
I am

I've spent my life behind these steel bars
I've paid my debt in time
But being brought to justice
That was my only crime
I don't regret a single action
I'd do the same again
These prison walls secure me
And I'm numb to pain

A criminal mind is all I
All I've ever known
They've tried to reform me
But I'm made of cold stone
My criminal mind is all I
All I've ever had
Ask one who's known me
If I'm really so bad...
I am

Before you hand me over
Before you read my sentence
I'd like to say a few words
Here in my own defense
Some people struggle daily
They struggle with their conscience 'til the end
I have no guilt to haunt me
I feel no wrong intent
A criminal mind is all I
All I've ever known
Don't try to reform me
Cause I'm made of cold stone

My criminal mind is all I
All I've ever had
Ask one who's known me
If I'm really so bad...
I am

Oh I am
Oh I am
I'm made of cold stone
Made of cold stone
I'm just like these prison walls
A criminal mind



Snake Teeth

As somebody often faulted for being myself. I come back to this relatable song every once in a while.
"ask one who's lonely if I'm really so bad."
I'm not as bad a guy as society makes me.

I laugh at the concept of morality or justice.

Funny my being stuck in a state of poverty to where I am stealing food so I can eat.
But people did not want to acknowledge my suffering, or help me, give me any supplies, any help at all. I got nothing.
All I actually got was judgement and being told how bad a person I am.
These princes and princess think they know what it is to live with everything handed to them.

An abusive past has taken everything from me. Morality has no place in survival, it only get's in the way.

Humans sure are a strange animal. That much I get.
Say one thing yet do another. There is no actual love or care. Only judgement and sentencing.
My criminal mind doesn't mind. Beats the hell out of conformity.



All comments from YouTube:

Alasdair Mackintosh

One of the greatest singers to ever come out of Canada

miluma v

@Lynx8811 Bruh, you're watching a Gowan video...we're onto you. ;)

Lynx8811

U dont get out much lol

Hostofsorrow42

Yep yep yep ❤️

MrKaywyn

As a far as I know he was born in Scotland.

Queen Purple

@Canucker eh! exactly lol cause not much good comes from Canada xD

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42awww

When this came out, I thought it was the best new song I had heard. What, 25 years later? And it still brings me a thrill! And makes me a little more proud to be Canadian.

Queen Purple

36 years ? Time flies

80's Totally Awesome Music Videos

The haunting piano melody and the dark lyrics in this song are incredible! The video's comic book style and Gowan's charisma are unique. A true 80's classic!
Thanks so much for this upload!
Well worth the wait!❤

Sarah Stone

I love how this is done to a comic book. It sounds so ominous and chilling. Mr. Gowan is so brilliant and talented!

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