"A Crime" as written by and Sharon Van Etten....
To say the things i want to say to you would be a crime
To admit I'm still in love with you, after all this time
I'd rather let you touch my arm until you die
Seduce me with your charms until I'm drunk on them go home and drink in bed and never let myself be loved like that again

Light a cigarette and think of you and walk away
Turning all the words running in my head I won't say
Because of all these triangles and squares the memory we seem to share replays a distant love that plays my records wrong

Never let myself love like that again
Never let myself love like that again

To say the words i want to say to you would be a lie
By the time I get the courage I am drunk and you are tired
Alone in this basement where I will write these songs
Of things I'll never say to you again and you know why

Never let myself love like that again
Never let myself love like that again
Never let myself love like that again
Never let myself love like that again


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    General Commentfor accuracy's sake, here's from the booklet:

    To say the things I want to say to you would be a crime
    To admit I'm still in love with you after all this time
    I'd rather let you touch my arm until you die,
    Seduce me with your charms until I'm drunk on them,
    go home, and drink in bed and
    never let myself be in love like that again.
    Light a cigarette and think of you and walk away
    Turning all the words around in my head I won't say
    Because of all these triangles and squares,
    the memory we seem to share replays
    a distant love that plays my records on.
    Never let myself love like that again.
    Never let myself love like that again.
    To say the words I want to say to you would be a lie
    By the time I get the courage I am drunk and you are tired
    Alone in this basement where I will write these songs
    of things I'll never say to you again but you know why.
    Never let myself love like that again.
    Never let myself love like that again.
    Never let myself love like that again.
    Never let myself love like that again.
    TheWrongGirlon March 15, 2012   Link
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    General Commentto say the things i want to say to you would be a crime
    to admit i'm still in love with you, after all this time
    i'd rather let you touch my arm until you die
    seduce me with your charms until i'm drunk on them, go home and drink in bed and never let myself be in love like that again

    light a cigarette and think of you and walk away
    turning all the words around in my head i won't say
    because of all these triangles and squares, the memory we seem to share replays a distant love that plays my records on

    never let myself love like that again
    never let myself love like that again

    to say the words i want to say to you would be a lie
    by the time i get the courage i am drunk and you are tired
    alone in this basement where i will write these songs
    of things i'll never say to you again and you know why

    never let myself love like that again
    never let myself love like that again
    never let myself love like that again
    never let myself love like that again
    never let myself love like that again
    never let myself love like that again
    TheWrongGirlon December 15, 2011   Link

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