"Criminal World" as written by Peter Douglas Godwin, Sean Michael Lyons and John Duncan Browne....
You never told me of your other faces
You were the widow of a wild cat
And now I know about your special kisses
And I know you know where that's at
I guess I recognize your destination
I think I see beneath your makeup
What you want is so separation
This is no ordinary
This is no ordinary

(Oh, oh, oh)
What a criminal world
The boys are like baby-faced girls
What a criminal girl
She'll show you where to shoot your gun
What a typical mother's son
The only thing that she enjoys
Is a criminal world
Where the girls are like baby-faced boys

You've got a very heavy reputation
But no-one knows about your low-life
I know a way to find a situation
And hold a candle to your high-life disguise
You caught me kneeling at your sister's door
That was no ordinary stick-up
I'm well aware just what you're looking for
I am no ordinary
I am no ordinary

(Oh, oh, oh)
What a criminal world
The boys are like baby-faced boys
What a criminal girl
She'll show you where to shoot your gun
What a typical mother's son
The only thing that she enjoys
Is a criminal world
Where the girls are like baby-faced boys
Baby-faced boys
Baby-face
What a criminal world
What a criminal
Criminal
What a criminal world
What a criminal


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"Criminal World" as written by Peter Godwin Duncan John Browne

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentSuch a great cover. It may be one of the lesser-known songs, but the lyric that gets to me is 'This is no ordinary stickup.' Gosh, what a clever guy (even though he didn't write it.)
    davidbowiefan1on October 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentA hot song.
    mirandajuneon September 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is where Bowie throws a bit of androgeny into the mix of the "Let's Dance" album...even though he didn't write it...it was perfect to throw in on this album.
    ziggytwigon August 30, 2016   Link

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