Love Crimes - Jim Carroll Band

Hollywood looks good at night

The TVs get fine reception

But last night Jean told Steve

About her imminent conception

She wants a plum tree for the house, for their child

Stevie raised his head and said, "That's wild!"

Stevie tried and tried

Jean would not comply

She said, "Your partying needs, you see,

Ain't nothing to this seed in me

You make love a crime

Billy don't live in his spirit

Billy don't live in his heart

Billy walks around Times Square at night

His body is his art

Life is easy when you're pretty and 16

Just make sure that your underwear is clean

Billy don't ask why

He just stares at the sky

He says, "Love always leaves you bent,

This way I pay the rent."

He makes love a crime

I still believe in romance

I just think there's something missing

'Cause last night just by chance,

I saw you and Ivan kissing

Jealousy rose up right

>From its hole

Just when I had it all under control

Say goodbye, goodbye

'Cause you're both gonna die

Don't ask me why

It's all in your eyes,

You made love a crime

Don't ask me why

It reflects in your eyes

You made love a crime

Copyright Dr. Benway Music, ASCAP (1983

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