"Almost Crimes" as written by Leslie Feist, Kevin Drew, Brendan Canning, Justin Peroff, Andrew Whiteman, Evan Whitney Cranley, Charles Ivan Jay Spearin and James Shaw....
You're like a missile kind
Little kingdoms in your chest

I told you, we'd make it on for another
I told you, we'd make it on for all night
(Put on all our best)

This is how they will live on
We'd looked better if we win

I told you, we'd make it on for another
(Oh, I've been getting calls now out here)
I told you, we'd make it on for another
(On their mouths and chest)

Help this love before you leave
Demonstrations lack caress

I want you to take you, call on for life
(Thank you for creating souls)
The longer we make this, got no way there
(Children sleep with dicks)

You can kiss me up all night
Complication sees your best

Told you, I want it here longer for you
(I've been getting calls now out here)
I waited, I waited, it's late night, she's waiting at home
(On their mouths and chest)

We've got love and hate, it's the only way
We've got love and hate, it's the only way

I think, it's almost crime, I think, it's almost crime
I think, it's almost crime, I think, it's almost time


Lyrics submitted by solarblue, edited by wharney2008, gfriend23, BushmanBeats

"Almost Crimes [Radio Kills Remix]" as written by Evan Whitney Cranley Brendan Canning

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, ARTS & CRAFTS MUSIC INC DBA GALLERYAC MUSIC, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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  • +2
    General CommentI have no what this song is about, as the lyrics are very strange and the meaning schizophrenic and unclear, but it kind of reminds me of The Velvet Underground's "The Murder Mystery."

    Kevin Drew's voice starts really melodic, orderly and triumphant at the beginning of the song and then kind of fizzles out at the end into chaotic, robotic nonsense-land, and sounds kind of like the guys in the background of the Velvet Underground song. Feist remains who she is.

    Neat sounding tune, crazy lyrics.
    wharney2008on June 19, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commentafter writing that comment i've come to ove the CD. I really should have gave it more credit. Great album 9 out of 10.
    tsucolon April 30, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOk, I retract my last statement, because they posted the lyrics to this song on their myspace page. The correct lyrics are:

    You're like a messiah, pal
    Little kingdoms in your chest

    I told you we'd make it, on for another
    I told you we'd make it, on for all night (Put on all our best)

    This is how they will live on
    We'd looked better if we win

    I told you we'd make it on for another (Oh I've been getting calls now out here)
    I told you we'd make it on for another (On their mouths and chest)

    Help this love before you leave
    Demonstrations lack caress

    I want you to take you, call on for life (Thank you for creating souls...)
    The longer we make this, got no way there (Children sleep with dicks)

    Your calls keep me up all night
    Complication sees your best

    Told you, I want it here longer for you (I've been getting calls now out here)
    I waited, I waited, it's late night, she's waiting at home (On their mouths and chest)

    We've got love and hate it's the only way
    We've got love and hate it's the only way

    I think it's almost crimes
    I think it's almost crimes
    I think it's almost crimes
    I think it's almost time
    blisseon November 09, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI see this song as the relationship between a schizophrenic guy and the girl who loves him. She doesn't quite understand him, but she wants to stay together. Later, she gets scared of him but wants to be with him, he's saying crazy things and running aaway from her, but she can't let him go.
    blackcherrieon October 02, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationFirst off...love this song. One of BSS's best and one of my faves. I've had the fortune of seeing them live a couple of times.

    Secondly - many incorrect lyrics above but I'm not going to point them out directly.

    It's about an affair between a married or at least committed man (I'll say married to keep it simple) and a single woman who wants to keep it an affair - she's all for him having a wife ("I told you you'd make it, I'm all for another") and a man who wants to leave his wife and marry her ("we'd look better if we wed.")

    The first lyrics are inaudible and no one has it correct. I can't figure it out either. But "little kingdoms in your chest" is eluding to her using this affair to escape something else. In other words, shaping life the way she wants it to be, not the way it is. It's also putting the relationship in distress.

    "I've been getting calls now about this" and "on their mouths and chest". People are figuring it out and talking about the affair. It's getting back to him. He wants to do what he thinks is right and leave his wife. He feels, maybe paranoia is setting in, that someone is going to tell his wife soon.

    "Help this love before you leave". He's practically begging her to marry him. Her "demonstrations lack caress". She's falling out of lust with him. She just wants to "call on for life". Not actually be committed but get together when she needs him...and she was willing to keep it the way for life.

    "Thank you for creating souls". Now he is starting to lose his mind. He's saying anything to keep her - like You create souls, you're better than me, better than men - which leads to "Children sleep with dicks". Again, he's praising her and all women, a last attempt to try to be with her - men just have to stick their dick in a woman, near the womb, where an unborn child sleeps - while women "create" life.

    "The you con keeps me up all night". He's losing sleep, having a breakdown, and feels he's been conned by her. The you con. Brilliant lyrics.

    "Complication sees your best". She thrives on things being complicated. At least from his viewpoint. It's more complicated and distressing on him because he's deceiving his wife. She really doesn't feel bad or feel like it's complicated. He's totally losing it.

    "Told you, I want it here longer, for you". From the beginning he knew she preferred that it stay this way and at first he agreed. She's basically saying You knew what you were getting into and you were OK with it at the start.

    "I waited, I waited, it's late night, she's waiting at home". Not sure why she waited. Maybe he was out pondering things and got to her place late. Nevertheless, she's telling him to go home to his wife who is waiting for him at home.

    "We've got love and hate, it's the only way". They've probably been going through this for a while and she's saying breaking it off is the only way - not love and hate is the only way to keep it together.

    "I think it's almost crimes". Obviously what they're doing is wrong but they seem to have different opinions about why it's "almost crime's".

    "I think it's almost time". Basically, this relationship is near or at its end.

    Thanks for reading. Just my humble opinion.
    indie303on June 04, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe bitterness of a love/hate relationship. I absolutely love the ending where they yell "CRRRRRRRRRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIMMMMMMMMMMMEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS"
    Canadian Guyon July 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is super rad, but then again, so are most of their songs...canadian bands are just rad
    sweetadelineon September 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttsucol, I'd have to disagree with you there. I believe a good portion of their first album Feel Good Lost, and basically the entirety of You Forgot It In People is spectacular. The meandering, but engrossing Cranley's Gonna Make It shows their abilities to leave a listener wanting more without lyrics (which are a huge plus to me with this band). The crashing guitars of KC Accidental and Cause=Time illustrates their rocking capabilities. You just have to listen a little closer, and give the record a few extra spins than your usual sunday-afternoon listen. But, I respectfully acknowledge your opinion.
    ThisKidLovesLifeon September 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah tsucol, i bought the record and liked it but didn't think too much about it. then about a week ago i popped it in and kc accidental sparked something in me. it somehow managed to strike a chord with what i'm going through and feeling now. if yo like 'Almost Crimes' you're bound to like the whole record. it'll happen, when you least expect it.
    noyeson October 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti hate how ive read three or four different lyrical transcriptions of this song.
    tactforwiton December 02, 2004   Link

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