"Is It A Crime" as written by Stuart Matthewman, Helen Adu and Andrew Hale....
This may come, this may come as some surprise
But I miss you
I could see through all of your lies
And still I miss you

He takes her love, but it doesn't feel like mine
He tastes her kiss, her kisses are not wine, they're not mine

He takes, but surely she can't give what I'm feeling now
She takes, but surely she doesn't know how

Is it a crime
Is it a crime
That I still want you
And I want you to want me too

My love is wider, wider than Victoria Lake
My love is taller, taller than the Empire State

It dives and it jumps and it ripples like the deepest ocean
I can't give you more than that, surely you want me back

Is it a crime
Is it a crime
I still want you
And I want you to want me too

My love is wider than Victoria Lake
Taller than the Empire State

It dives and it jumps
I can't give you more than that, surely you want me back

Is it a crime
Is it a crime
That I still want you
And I want you to want me too

It dives and it jumps and it ripples like the deepest ocean
I can't give you more than that, surely you want it back

Tell me, is it a crime


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"Is It a Crime" as written by Helen Adu Andrew Hale

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    General CommentThis song is so heartfelt! How she sings that last "is it a crime" with so much emotion just breaks me down everytime. Alfred I need you still, and "surely you want me back"!!!
    Pryncess33on May 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love when this song gets louder. wow , what a deep song.
    NIKKIEon April 08, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentive felt this way so many times...this song is truly about wantign someone not good for you.
    BoundlessAsTheDarKon June 10, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWOW!!! What a voice and what a song. i love that old jazz club feel in a song and this song captures it unfalteringly.

    10/10
    preshpearlon March 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttotally agree with preshpearl on this one. i remember when i first heard this song, it was being used by canadian pairs figure skaters and i just thought "wow" ... sade is awesome, this song is amazing, love it! knowing someone is wrong for you, yet still they have that hold over you... great stuff really, at least for song material ;)
    alebozon August 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIncredible voice. Beautiful song.
    The jazzy nightclub vibe this song gives off is perfect.

    But the song is easily about a woman wanting back her ex-lover despite his infidelity.
    onewayhearton October 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI definitly love this song...
    I have felt the same exact way
    before about an ex.
    She seems to capture emotions that
    are soooo REAL and so easy to relate to.
    LOVE IT, LOVE HER!
    BINKZon November 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti get goosebumps hearing this songs.. i always ask my lover "how much do you love me" and he will answer "wider than victoria lake.. taller than the empire state".. so this song is like the soundtrack of my life =)
    question: should it be victoria lane or victoria lake? victoria lane is a very wide lane in london.. also makes sense right? i always fight with him because he says it's lane and i say it*s lake.. try to listen to the song, i start to think she sings "lane"
    binzon January 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of her greatest masterpieces. She's so smooth and soulful. I'm not at all a fan of jazz, but her music is so captivating, It's hard not to enjoy her silky voice. I LOVE YOU SADE! I love the lyrics. She knows it's wrong to love him because he's with another woman. But she knows that no other woman can love him like her. Fantastic words
    convinceon January 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit is Victoria lane, check out the youtube video at around 4:42 she says it.
    chayil143on November 25, 2009   Link

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