Guilty
George Shearing Lyrics


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Though you've decided that our love is wrong
And think that we should part
It seems as though I have loved you so long
You'll always be in my heart

Is it a sin
Is it a crime
Loving you dear like I do
If it's a crime then I'm guilty
Guilty of loving you

Maybe I'm wrong dreaming of you
Dreaming the lonely night through
If it's a crime then I'm guilty
Guilty of dreaming of you

What can I do
What can I say
After I've taken the blame?
You say we're through
You'll go your way
But I'll always feel just the same

Maybe I'm right
Maybe I'm wrong
Loving you dear like I do




If it's a crime then I'm guilty
Guilty of loving you

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to George Shearing's song Guilty explore the theme of forbidden love, where the singer questions whether their love is a sin or a crime, but ultimately confesses to being guilty of loving their partner. The song begins with the singer acknowledging that their partner has decided their love is wrong and they should part, however, they have loved them for so long and will always carry them in their heart.


The chorus then poses the question of whether loving someone in this way is a sin or a crime, but despite this, the singer confesses to being guilty of loving their partner. The second verse goes on to explore the singer's dream of their partner, even though they know it may be wrong. They then ask themselves what they can do or say, despite taking the blame for their love. The final verse contemplates whether their love is right or wrong, before reaffirming their guilt for loving their partner.


Overall, the lyrics to Guilty are a poignant exploration of the complexities of forbidden love, and the guilt and uncertainty that can come with it. The singer wrestles with their conscience and the opinions of society, but ultimately cannot deny their love for their partner.


Line by Line Meaning

Though you've decided that our love is wrong
Despite your decision to end our relationship due to societal norms,


And think that we should part
believing that we should separate,


It seems as though I have loved you so long
I have cherished and adored you for an extensive period,


You'll always be in my heart
and my heart will always hold a special place for you.


Is it a sin
Is it an immoral act


Is it a crime
Is it a punishable offense


Loving you dear like I do
to love you as I do


If it's a crime then I'm guilty
If society deems it as illegal, then I am responsible for the action


Maybe I'm wrong dreaming of you
Although it may be considered inappropriate to fantasize about you,


Dreaming the lonely night through
I cannot help the fact that you occupy my mind during times of solitude


What can I do
How can I remedy the situation


What can I say
What can I verbalize


After I've taken the blame?
In the aftermath of accepting responsibility for my actions,


You say we're through
In your opinion, our romantic relationship has ended


You'll go your way
You will pursue a different path without me


But I'll always feel just the same
Nevertheless, my sentiments towards you remain unchanged.


Maybe I'm right
Possibly, I am correct in thinking that


Maybe I'm wrong
Alternatively, I may be incorrect in thinking that


Guilty of loving you
Whether or not it goes against societal conventions, I am answerable for loving you.




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Written by: Harry Akst, Gus Kahn, Richard A. Whiting

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