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Crimes Of Passion
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Out-take from Leather Jakets sessions, never released
Eventually recorded by Public Domain
Music:Elton John, Davey Johnstone
Lyrics:Bernie Taupin
You said to steal a heart
You need a villain's mind
And you want to send the thief in me
Behind the lines
But I won't go
I've told you that so many times
The heat's on me
And you're the reason for these crimes
So many words are wasted
On your tired looks
Like just another protest
Where the punch lies in the hook
But I've always said
My breath's something you never took
Don't tell me how the story ends
Just let me read the book
chorus:
These crimes of passion
That lead us nowhere
They spill out on the stage
Before the crowd
That sees through a disguise
That leaves them laughing
Cheering for the good guy
When he's down
So let it be who's free
From crimes of passion
a softer touch
Don't mean a cleaner act
The stain's already on
Your dirty linen
And your crime of passion should
Read heart attack
If you're running out of fingers
Don't call my hand
They washed themselves of you
When I was a younger man
With an attitude
You and that expensive tan
So ____
Expose you for some other fan
(repeat chorus)
So let it be who's free
From crimes of passion
A softer touch
Don't mean a cleaner act
The stain's already on
Your dirty linen
And your crime of passion should
Read heart attack
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