My Crime
Canned Heat Lyrics


I went to Denver
Late last fall.
I went to do my job.
Yeah, I didn't break any law.
We worked a hippie place,
Like many in our land.
They couldn't bust the place,
And so they got the band.
'Cause the police in Denver,
No, they don't want none of them long hairs hanging around.
And that's the reason why
They want to tear Canned Heat's reputation down.
You people in Denver
Will know what I mean.
Yeah, the things I'm gonna tell ya.
Yeah, you've all heard and seen.
You remember when a cop on the beat
Used to rob and steal.
Today they're gone, but the others get it on,
So you know just how I feel.
'Cause the police in Denver,
Lord, they don't want none of them long hairs hanging around.
And that's the reason why
They try to tear Canned Heat's reputation down.
Yeah, they try to tear it down, boy.
They ain't gonna do it though.
Let me tell you this, just one more time.
Just one more thing I want to tell ya
Before I go.
It's a shame, the Man in Denver
Has to lie and mistreat people so.
Now, six months ain't no sentence,
One year ain't no time.
When I hear from one to ten,
It worries my troubled mind.
'Cause the police in Denver,
Lord, don't want no long hairs around.
And that's the reason why
They try to tear Canned Heat's reputation down.

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: ADOLFO DE LA PARRA, ALAN WILSON, HENRY VESTINE, ROBERT JR. HITE, SAMUEL LAWRENCE TAYLOR

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Comments from YouTube:

jazzynet1

They were one of the top bands of all the music back in the day in Cleveland. Stevie Wonder and Frank Zappa, Todd Rundgren, all the incredible music that was created were in Cleveland too baby :D. Peace!

Phil Edgar

I've never been to Denver .. probably never will .. wonder why this song isn't mentioned in the 'tourist' guide!

Steven Hoffman

One of the best albums of its era...listen to this album one a week or so....Fried Hockey Boogie is a classic.

spenckey

Love Canned Heat. Love this song. Nice sound quality, too. Canned Heat: first concert I ever went to (@ Fillmore East). And don't forget to boogie!

Ben curry

Listened and smoked to as a kid,Still back for more,AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

HAAKIE48

I love the Picture of "THE BEAR" with a BEAR and when the Lyrics go "Don't want none of them long hairs hanginging round" and the Picture of BOB with the Long hair and Beard comes on.

NoRosesForMe

BEAR!!! ♥ Always one of my favorite bands. Learned so much from em. wow

oldshovelhead

long live us hippies! thanks for putting this up! one day i find this album and my turntable is bogus or i get the table turning and cant remember where i stashed the album! God loves the hippy!

hysteriastyle

love this song, always my favourite band ever and I'm listen until 2012

hysteriastyle

love this song, always my favourite band ever and I'm in 2012

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